Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

The Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) is a program that helps eligible foreign nationals become permanent residents of Canada. This program is designed to speed up the process of getting permanent residency and address labour shortages and business needs in the Northwest Territories. It is operated by the Government of the Northwest Territories, in collaboration with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Eligibility Criteria for Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

The NTNP consists of three streams:

NTNP Employer-Driven Stream

This stream supports employers in retaining foreign nationals who meet the program eligibility criteria. To be considered eligible, foreign nationals must:

  • Have legal status to work and hold a valid work permit if currently residing in Canada.
  • The intention is to settle permanently in the Northwest Territories.
  • Work in a NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 occupations.
  • Have a temporary work permit and have worked in the same position for 6 months.
  • Show sufficient financial or settlement support in the NWT.
  • Have the required work experience for the occupation.
  • Have the ability to conduct essential communication in the official language of the workplace.

NWT Express Entry

This stream is for Skilled Workers who have a profile in the Express Entry System, a federal program with expedited application times for skilled individuals who want to work and live in the NWT.

NWT Skilled Workers

This stream helps employers attract qualified individuals if there are shortages of workers for jobs in the NWT that require formal education, specialized training, or both.

NWT Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Occupations

Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Occupations category is part of the NTNP Employer-Driven Stream. It’s designed to assist employers with critical labor shortages that cannot be filled by local, permanent residents, or Canadian citizens1. This category is specifically for occupations that fall under National Occupational Classification (NOC) TEER 4 and 5.

NTNP Francophone Stream

This stream is specifically designed to assist employers in addressing labour shortages that local, permanent residents or Canadian citizens cannot fill. It allows eligible foreign nationals proficient in French and English and have a valid job offer from a Northwest Territories employer to apply to the program. It aims to increase the labour pool for bilingual workers across all National Occupational Classification (NOC) TEER categories (TEER 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). This ensures a diverse and skilled workforce that can contribute to the region’s economic growth.

NTNP Business Stream

This stream is also part of the NTNP and is designed for individuals who plan to start a business or invest in and operate an established company in the Northwest Territories. This stream aims to attract entrepreneurial talent to the region and boost its economic growth.

How can ELAAR guide you?

Our team of experts is committed to assisting candidates with all types of documentation and online submissions for the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP). We take pride in our years of experience and professional expertise in navigating complex situations.

We keep our clients informed throughout the immigration process by providing updates, addressing concerns, and offering reassurance. Our dedication lies in making your journey to the Northwest Territories as smooth as possible.

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