Do You Want To Work and Live in the Northwest Territories?

When you like working in an environment filled with golds, diamonds, natural gas, and petroleum, you would consider the Northwest Territories (NWT), where two of the biggest mineral resource companies in the world are operating. The fast economic demands in NWT can hardly be met by only 41,462 populations, revealing enormous work opportunities. It also embraces a program that will speed up immigration and visa processing under Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP).

Successful applicants will receive a Northwest Territories Nominee Certificate, which will speed-up the Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa application process. Under the Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may qualify under one of three streams.

Three Northwest Territories PNP Categories for Fast Track Canada Immigration

If you are interested in settling in Northwest Territories AND you meet the criteria of one of the THREE categories below you may be able to enter Canada in less time.

  • The Skilled Worker Category
  • Critical Impact Worker Category
  • Self-employed Business Category

1) The Skilled Worker Category

Requirements for the Skilled Worker Category

The Employee must:

  • Have a permanent full-time job offer in levels A, B, or 0 in NOC;

  • Have required certification or accreditation for the specified trade;

  • Have a license or be accepted by the Territorial body governing the occupation or trade;

  • Have the ability to conduct basic communication in English or French; and

  • Not be a refugee claimant.

The Employer must:

  • Have been registered and in operation for at least a year;

  • Show that it tried to recruit a Canadian citizen or PR for the job vacancy;

  • Show that the compensation for the job is commensurate with local standards; and

  • Obtain a LMO from HRSDC.

2) Critical Impact Worker Category

Requirements for the Critical Impact Worker Category

An applicant must:

  • Have a permanent full-time job offer from a NT employer in a hospitality or service sector occupation listed in levels C or D in NOC;

  • Have a work permit and have worked in the NT for 6 months;

  • Show sufficient financial support;

  • Have the required work experience for the occupation;

  • Have the ability to conduct basic communication in the official language of the work place; and

  • Not be a refugee claimant.

An employer must:

  • Show a proposal start or purchase a business in NT;

  • Invest a minimum of $300,000 CDN into starting or buying a business in the Yellowknife area, or invest a minimum of $150,000 CDN into starting or buying a business outside the Yellowknife area;

  • Have a personal net worth of $500,000 CDN if the intended business is in the Yellowknife area or $250,000 CDN if outside the Yellowknife area;

  • Have $75,000 CDN kept in a trust account;

  • Show a  knowledge and understanding of the NT; and

  • Have the experience and education necessary to implement the business plan.

3) Self-employed Business Category

Requirements for the Self-employed Business Category

  • Have a profession or occupation listed as a professional skill shortage in the NT;

  • Be licensed by the body governing the profession;

  • Show a knowledge of NT;

  • Show sufficient funds to start and operate the professional practice and to support himself/herself for a period of six months; and

  • Submit a detailed business plan.

Why Hire Us to Help with Your Northwest Territories PNP Application?

While the procedures for applying for an Northwest Territories PNP may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can “do it themselves”.

For Northwest Territories PNPs, there is a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. The standards are very high.

The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining a PNP are complex and usually require legal expertise.

We have helped hundreds of individuals and their families successfully immigrate to Canada through the Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs.

The first step towards your Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program application is getting an assessment of your case. Fill out our free immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

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