Northwest Territories

Garibaldi Lake - Northwest Territories

Employer Driven Program

The Employer Driven Program allows employers to bring and retain in foreign nationals who posses the skills and experience needed by the employer and again meets the criteria for the program, when there are no Canadian or permanent resident available for the job. The program is jointly done between Government of the Northwest Territories and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

The three streams under the Employer Driven Streams are:
Critical Impact Worker Stream
Skilled Worker Stream
NWT Express Entry Stream

Business Driven Program

This program targets foreign nationals who have the capacity to setup, buy, or invest in an existing business. Candidates who exhibit the potential of creating jobs for foreign national and Canadian citizens living in the region are selected.

For the commencement of the application there should be a working business idea and willingness to move to the Northwest Territories (NWT). Interested applicants put in completed applications and business plans.

The applications is reviewed and handed to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment. On acceptance of application, the business plan is put into action, a nomination certificate will be further issued and then applicant may apply for permanent resident to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The streams under the NTNP’s Business Driven Program are:
Entrepreneur Stream
Self Employed Stream

How it works?

Application Portal