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.
If you’re coming here to open, purchase or invest in a business in the NWT, you can apply for the Business Stream. If you have a job offer from an NWT employer, we call that the Employer-Driven Stream.
Select the option you would like to learn more about:
This pathway is currently on Pause
Employer Driven Stream
The Employer-Driven Stream is for employers who want to hire and nominate foreign nationals when there are no Canadians or Canadian Permanent Residents available. This stream helps employers hire critically needed and skilled workers, and helps workers achieve Canadian Permanent Residency through three program categories.
For this stream to work, you first need a job offer from an NWT employer. We do not accept expressions of interest from people without a job offer, and we do not issue any invitations to apply.