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Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

Using the Northwest Territories’ Provincial Nominee Program (NTNP) program, applicants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that applicant to apply for Permanent Residence.

The NTNP accepts applications under two programs, one of which has three distinct streams:

  • Northwest Territories Employer Driven Program:
    • Express Entry System for Skilled Workers
    • Skilled Worker
    • Critical Impact Worker
  • Northwest Territories Business Immigration Program:
    • Business Stream

Employer Driven Program

Northwest Territories — Express Entry Stream

This stream for Skilled Workers is designed to nominate Express Entry candidates who meet the eligibility criteria for the Northwest Territories’ Skilled Worker stream. Foreign nationals who have been accepted into the federal Express Entry pool may be able to apply to this Express Entry Stream for Skilled Workers.

Skilled Worker Stream

This Stream allows the Government of Northwest Territories to nominate individuals who have received an offer of employment in a skilled position from a Northwest Territories employer. In order to qualify, applicants must have already worked in the position in the Northwest Territories for a minimum of six months.

Critical Impact Worker Stream

This Stream enables the Government of Northwest Territories to nominate candidates who have an offer of employment in a semi-skilled or unskilled position from an employer in nWT. They must have already worked in the position in the NWT for at least six months.

Business Immigration Program

Business Stream

This Stream is designed for foreign nationals who can show that they have the ability to start, acquire, or invest in an existing business in the NWT which provides, or may provide economic benefit to the Territory and create jobs.

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