Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) provides several pathways for foreign nationals to immigrate permanently to Northwest Territories. The NTNP targets skilled, semi-skilled and low-skilled workers as well as entrepreneurs.

How Does Northwest Territories Nominee Program Work?

The Northwest Territories Nominee Program is a Provincial Nominee Program even though it is a program administered by a Canadian territory.

Candidates interested in obtaining permanent residence through the Northwest Territories Nominee Program must first qualify under one of its immigration streams. Qualified candidates may proceed and submit their provincial nominee application.

Applications are accepted on first come, first served basis. Upon approval, successful candidates will receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate.

With the certificate, candidates must proceed to submission of the Permanent Residence application to the federal government, specifically to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Northwest Territories Nominee Program Immigration Streams

Skilled Worker Stream

The Skilled Worker Stream is open to candidates who have received a full-time, permanent job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A or B) from an employer in the Northwest Territories; and who demonstrate their qualification for the position through experience and/or formal education or training. Read more.

Critical Impact Workers Stream

The Critical Impact Workers Stream accepts candidates who have worked for a Northwest Territories employer for at least six months in semi-skilled or low-skilled occupations (NOC C or D); have received a full-time, permanent job offer from the same employer. Read more.

Express Entry Stream for Skilled Workers

The Express Entry Stream for Skilled Workers is for candidates with experience in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A or B); who have a full-time, permanent job offer in such occupation from an employer in Northwest Territories; and have a valid Express Entry profile. Read more.

Business Stream

The Business Stream is open to candidates with a substantial net worth and investment funds available for buying or starting a business in Northwest Territories. Read more.