The Northwest Territories Nominee Program – Skilled Workers

The Northwest Territories Nominee Program was established by the Government of the Northwest Territories through an agreement with Citizen Immigration Canada to provide eligible individuals, business owners and self-employed persons to gain permanent residency in Canada through a quicker route.

Those who fall under the following categories may be eligible to be nominated for this program:

  • Skilled Worker;
  • Critical Impact Worker;
  • Entrepreneur Business;
  • Self-Employed Business categories.

Skilled Worker

The Skilled Worker Category is an employer based immigration process that seeks to fill skilled occupation in which formal education and/or applicable training is a requirement. The purpose of this category is to attract qualified persons to NWT in order to minimize shortages in the labour force. For more information on skilled employment please see Appendix A – National Occupational Classification (NOC), Skill Levels 0, A, B.

In order to be qualified, applicants must adhere to the following:

  • Present the necessary certification or accreditation need for the proposed trade or profession
  • If applicable, comply with all certification, licensing or registration requirements of the position (employers will be responsible for ensuring that applicant meets all occupational criteria for non-regulated occupations)
  • Must acquire proper work experience relevant to the proposed position
  • Give evidence of sufficient financial means or settlement support to relocate successfully in the NWT
  • Must have the necessary English or French language skills to communicate while on the job (may depend on the official language of the specific workplace)
  • Must not be a refugee claimant

Critical Impact Worker

In order to be qualified, applicants must adhere to the following:

  • Receive a temporary work permit and work within the same position for at least 6 months
  • Give evidence of sufficient financial means or settlement support to relocate successfully in the NWT
  • Must acquire proper work experience relevant to the proposed position
  • Must have the necessary English or French language skills to communicate while on the job (may depend on the official language of the specific workplace)
  • Arrange for a language test via a CIC-designated agency
  • Must not be a refugee claimant

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