The Northwest Territories of Canada encompasses the regions of Dehcho, North Slave, Sahtu, South Slave and Inuvik. Situated to the far north of Canada, the Northwest Territories feature forests, mountains, Arctic tundra and islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The capital city of Yellowknife is an important administrative, economic, and cultural hub. Moreover, Northwest Territories also have a high demand for workers in sectors such as energy and resources, mining, construction, transport, and tourism.
With a great range of education institutions, medical services, diverse industries, infrastructure, and cultural amenities, the Northwest Territories are great options to live, work and settle.
The Northwest Territories Nominee Program provides opportunities to immigrants who plan to become Canadian permanent residents, particularly in the Northwest Territories. The province operates the following three categories:
The Northwest Territories Express Entry targets skilled workers with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system and a valid job offer from an eligible employer in the Northwest Territories. Candidates who receive a nomination from the province receive an additional 600 points that increase their chances of getting an ITA in the future Express Entry draws.
This category targets candidates in skilled, semi-skilled, and low-skilled occupations under various employer-driven immigration streams. To be eligible under the category, a candidate must have experience in occupations classified as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, B, C, or D and a full-time, permanent job offer from a qualified employer in the Northwest Territories.
The Northwest Territories Business Driven category targets entrepreneurs and business owners willing to create and establish new businesses in the region. While applications from all economic sectors are encouraged, businesses offering significant benefits to the region’s economy or those willing to introduce a new product enjoy priority when applying for provincial nomination.