Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) for Skilled Workers

The NWT Express Entry Stream for Skilled Workers is dedicated to those applicants who have a profile in the federal Express Entry pool. The stream assists employers by helping them secure skilled employees by fast-tracking applications for permanent residency. It aims to help fill shortages when an employer cannot find a candidate locally or nationally for a position.

Northwest Territories PNP Eligibility

NWT Express Entry Stream for Skilled Workers is an “employer driven stream” i.e. the employer has to submit an application to the province so that a nomination can be issued. Therefore, both employer and applicant need to meet respective eligibility requirements.

In order for employers to participate with the nominee program to nominate a foreign national for permanent residency they should be:

  • Registered and operational for at least one (1) year
  • A registered business, industry association, or a local, municipal, First Nation or territorial government in the Northwest Territories
  • Deemed in good standing with the Northwest Territories’ Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission and the Northwest Territories’ Employment Standards office.

Candidate Eligibility Requirements (Submitted by the Employer):

  • Verification of acceptance into the IRCC’s Express Entry Pool by providing IRCC Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code.
  • Must meet the criteria of the Skilled Worker stream of the Nominee Program
  • Must intend to reside in NWTs

Application forms for the Express Entry System for Skilled Workers:

Your employer must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be an established employer and registered business in good standing in Northwest Territories.
  • Be Operational for at least one year on a full-time basis prior to your application submission.
  • Be in good standing with the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission as well as the Employment Standards office of the Northwest Territories.
  • Provide full-time, indeterminate (permanent or with no set end date) employment
  • Have a history of good workplace and business practices
  • Sign an employer declaration and submit a positive LMIA or proof of job advertisement for the position offered.
  • Meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements, where applicable; and
  • Offer a wage in line with industry standards

For queries refer to Program Guide or you can contact the Labour Development and Standards Division at ECE:Toll Free Number: 1-855-440-5450; Email: [email protected]

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