The Northwest Territories have one small city, arctic islands, rugged northern landscapes, forests, rivers, lakes and a climate that features brief warm summers and long cold winters. Because of it’s extreme northern location, during the summer months, parts of the NWT will experience continual daylight hours, while during the winter, the population will experience continual darkness. The NWT is sparsely populated, with the majority of the population being Aboriginal. The NWT’s economy is connected to mining gold and diamonds, and the oil & gas industry. The cost of living in the NWT varies significantly depending on your location. In more remote areas, the purchase of supplies can be very costly and travel of any distance often requires an airlift.
Immigrate NWT offers four streams through which applicants who intend to live in the Northwest Territories can apply for Permanent Residence. You can either establish a business in NWT, or you can find an employer in the NWT who wants to hire you. To qualify on the basis of a job offer, you need to be working inside Canada already before you apply.
The Critical Impact program allows qualified employers to nominate foreign nationals who are working in entry level positions (NOC C & D) after a minimum period of 6 months.
The Skilled Worker stream allows qualified employers to nominate foreign nationals who have work experience in a skilled position (NOC 0, A or B).
The Business Stream of Immigrate NWT is designed for those with business management experience who wish to establish business operations in the Northwest Territories. Foreign nationals can qualify by establishing, purchasing or investing in an existing business in the NWT.