Yukon Connector Program


The Yukon Connector Program (YCP) is a simple yet highly effective immigrant retention program that connects businesses and organizations in the Yukon with immigrants looking to build their professional network, connect with career opportunities, and stay in our community.

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How does a connector program work?


Match

The Connector Program matches prequalified immigrants with local employers, civil servants, and community leaders who volunteer as Connectors. They are matched based on industry experience, professional backgrounds, or the immigrant's interest in a specific organization.

Connect

Once the match has been made, the Connector and the Immigrant Connectee meet face-to-face to discuss things like:

  • Industry backgrounds
  • Skills and areas of expertise
  • Industry related news
  • Current market demands
  • Hidden job opportunities in the community

Refer

Connectors are asked to refer the immigrant to a minimum of three people in their network, and then each of these people are asked to refer them to three more. As a result, the immigrant's professional network grows exponentially.

Referrals may be potential employers, contacts within their industry or other people who will benefit from meeting with a skilled professional.

Who are connectors?

Connectors are people in a community who know large numbers of people and who are in the habit of making introductions, and are:

  • Business and community leaders who have strong networks
  • People in the habit of making introductions within social, cultural, professional, and economic circles
  • People who have a special gift for bringing people together who work or live in different circles
Become a connector

Who are Connectees?

Connectees are employable immigrants who have:

  • Sufficient English language capability
  • Hold a valid work permit
  • Are currently living in the community
  • Hold a post-secondary degree or diploma

The goal of the connector program is to enhance networking skills and job search. There is no guarantee you will find employment through the program, however, it is important to consider that each connection meeting could lead to new job prospects.

Get connected

Questions?


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