Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories (NWT) makes up a large part of Canada’s North. Moving to the NWT is great as there are lots of jobs and they have the highest median household income in Canada. The NWT has endless opportunities for adventure and fun. To immigrate here through the Northwest Territories Nominee Program, you need to either: be ready to open, purchase or invest in a business in the NWT; or have a job offer from an employer in the NWT.

The PNP program enables the province to select and nominate foreign workers, international students, and entrepreneurs to help meet the province/territory labor market needs, support government priorities, and help grow their economy. If you are nominated, you and your family can apply to IRCC to become a permanent resident of Canada.
The first step to apply for provincial nomination, is to apply to the PNP in the province or territory where you want to live. You must have the skills, education, and work experience necessary to settle in Canada and support yourself and your family to qualify. The province or territory will determine if you can meet their economic and labor market needs, as well as those of Canada.
Following the approval of your application by the province or territory, you must apply for permanent residence within the timeframe set forth by the province or territory. The province or territory will inform you If you must apply through the Express Entry system or the regular application process:
• Nomination under an Express Entry PNP stream: If you are not already in the Express Entry pool, you will need to complete an Express Entry profile and be accepted into the pool.
• Nomination under a non-Express Entry PNP stream: Permanent resident applicants who were nominated through a non-Express Entry PNP stream should use the usual application process to seek for permanent residence.

You can find out who is eligible to apply for each stream of nominee program described below by looking at the table below. Please keep in mind that there are so many other qualifying conditions to meet before you can apply for a certain stream.

Main CategorySubcategoryEligibility
Business Stream Business·         You must demonstrate you own at least 33.3% of the business, unless your personal equity investment is at least $1,000,000 CDN, in which case you may own less.
·         You need to have the necessary experience and education to successfully implement the business plan
Employer-Driven Stream Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Occupations·         Nominee Applicants currently in Canada must have legal status to work and must have a valid work permit for the duration of the application process.
·         Nominee Applicants with a closed work permit must meet the terms and conditions of the work permit. If the Nominee Applicant’s work permit expires during the application period, they will not be considered for nomination.
·         Foreign nationals must have worked fulltime in the same position with the employer for six months in NOC C or D
Skilled Worker·         Have a valid work permit
·         Nominee Applicant must have one year of full-time experience in the occupation they are being nominated for within the last 10 years.
·         Must have at least CLB 7 for NOC 0, A and CLB 5 for NOC  B
NWT Express EntryMust meet the requirement for the Federal Express Entry program and NWT skilled worker

For detailed information on eligibility requirements of each of stream, and to find out more on other provincial programs please contact us or fill out our free assessment form.

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