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Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

The Northwest Territories’ Provincial Nominee Program (NTNP) is an immigration program designed to attract skilled workers and entrepreneurs to the region. Through this program, the Northwest Territories can nominate individuals who have the skills and experience needed in the local labor market for Canadian permanent residence.

The NTNP has several streams through which prospective immigrants can apply for nomination, including the following:

  1. Employer-Driven Stream: This stream allows employers in the Northwest Territories to nominate foreign workers who possess the required skills and experience for specific job openings that they have been unable to fill with Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  2. Express Entry Stream: This stream is linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the applications for three economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. Candidates in the Express Entry pool who have indicated an interest in living and working in the Northwest Territories may be nominated through this stream.
  3. Business Stream: This stream is designed for individuals who wish to start, acquire, or invest in a business in the Northwest Territories. Successful applicants must demonstrate their business experience, have a minimum net worth, and make a minimum investment in the territory.

To be eligible for the NTNP, candidates must meet the specific criteria of the stream they are applying under. If nominated by the Northwest Territories, candidates can then apply for Canadian permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). However, it’s important to note that receiving a nomination certificate does not guarantee permanent residence, as IRCC makes the final decision on all applications.