Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
The Northwest territories (NWT), a federal territory of Canada, not only offers great healthcare services and education system but also plethora of job opportunities and highest median household wage. It is home to many thriving cultural communities. The capital, Yellowknife, serves as an important administrative, economic, and cultural hub for the area.
The NTNP targets workers in skilled and semi-skilled occupations through employer driven immigration streams. The business-driven stream seeks entrepreneurs and business owners from all sectors to create and establish new businesses in this remote northern region.
Employer Driven Stream
This Stream is for employers who want to hire and nominate foreign nationals when there are no Canadians or Canadian Permanent Residents available. Candidate first need to have a job offer from an NWT employer. NTNP do not accept expressions of interest from people without a job offer. This stream helps employers hire critically needed and skilled workers, and helps workers achieve Canadian Permanent Residency through following categories.
Following websites may be helpful in finding employment/job opportunities in the NWT:
General eligibility criteria for employers
To meet the criteria employer must:
Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Occupations
This category targets foreign nationals and assist employers to address workforce shortages for entry-level/semi-skilled jobs. To be eligible, foreign nationals must have worked fulltime in the same position with the employer for six months. To meet the criteria an applicant must:
This category enables employers target foreign nationals (with formal education, specialized training, or both) to address skill shortage in the NWT labour market. To meet the criteria an applicant must:
NWT Express Entry
Skilled Workers in the federal Express Entry pool, who want to work and live in the NWT, can apply under the NWT Express Entry category. To meet the criteria an applicant must:
The Business Stream targets individuals who intend to launch a business, purchase an existing business, or invest in and operate an existing business in the NWT. To apply via the Business Stream, following requirements must be met by the applicant: