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Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program

Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program

Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program

The majestic Northwest Territories in Northern Canada offer a wealth of opportunities for prosperous, safe, and peaceful living. The territories are home to vast natural reserves like diamonds, natural gas, gold, and have the distinction of the highest per capita GDP among all territories and provinces of Canada.

You will find myriad opportunities to explore the Northwest Territories because of the scarce population in proportion with the area. Hiring an expert immigration consultant can enable you to select the appropriate immigration stream to become a permanent resident of the Northwest Territories.


The Northwest Territories Nomination Program (NTNP) is an assortment of immigration streams under the Provincial Nomination Program of Canada. These immigration pathways target skilled workers and business operators to become part of the growing economy and contribute to the demography of the Northwest Territories.

The province offers the following streams to help aspiring immigrants become permanent residents:

  • Express Entry stream for Skilled Workers
  • Skilled Worker stream
  • Entry-Level Occupations
  • Business Stream

The first three streams are employer-driven while the Business Stream is a Business Immigration Program under the Northwest Territories Nomination Program.

Express Entry stream for Skilled Workers

The Northwest Territories Express Entry stream for Skilled Workers allows individuals belonging to the Express Entry pool of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The applicant must have a Profile Number of the Express Entry pool and Job Seeker Validation Code relevant to the stream. Besides, the applicant must comply with the following requirements:

  • Fulfilling all criteria of the Skilled Worker Stream of the NTNP
  • Should meet the requirements of IRCC’s Express Entry Pool
  • Should qualify for any of the three economic immigration pathways, including Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker, and Federal Skilled Trades
  • Submission of Expression of Interest for immigration to the Northern Territories

Skilled Worker stream

The employer-driven immigration stream aims at helping employers, access applicants who have higher education credentials or skill training, or both. Employees should meet the following requirements:

  • Accreditation for a relevant occupation or trade
  • Appropriate work experience
  • Fulfill registration or licensing formalities of the position
  • Proof of adequate funds
  • Language proficiency

The employer should meet the following job criteria to become eligible:

  • The position must be full-time and permanent
  • Comply with the Northwest Territories Employment Standards Act
  • The compensation must be at par with the industry rate of pay
  • The occupation must be from high skill level category
  • The position is not in conflict with the present agreements of collective bargaining

Entry-Level Occupations

NWT employers may seek to appoint foreign nationals if they cannot fill up job positions for semi-skilled or entry-level occupations with Canadians. Immigrants can apply for permanent residence after completing six months in these positions provided the job position is:

  • Relevant to the occupations from among NOC skill levels C or D
  • For a comparable rate pay as per the industry standards
  • For a minimum of 30 hours a week in a permanent position
  • Complying with NWT Employment Standards

The applicant of the entry-level stream must be:

  • The holder of a temporary work permit
  • Having a minimum of six months’ work experience
  • Able to demonstrate settlement support in the Northwest Territories
  • Able to communicate in English or French

Business Stream

The Northwest Territories Business Stream for provincial nominee program targets foreign nationals intending to settle in the province by demonstrating abilities to start and run a business. The province aims to boost the economy and job market by encouraging entrepreneurs to come and establish a business venture.

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