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Northwest Territories Skilled Worker Program

The Northwest Territories Skilled Worker Program covers occupations that employers need to fill and need to go outside the NWT labour market to do so. This includes positions that require specialized training and formal education including : Managerial jobs NOC skill 0, Professional jobs NOC skill A and Technical jobs and skilled trades jobs NOC skill B.

To apply to the Northwest Territories Skilled Worker Program, you must:

Northwest Territories Skilled Worker Program

  • have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working at a full-time, permanent job with benefits, in the skilled occupation you for which you have specialized training (within the past 5 years)
  • have a current, valid work permit
  • have secured a full time job with benefits, at standard regional wages, or show proof of a similar job offer by a NWT employer who can prove your skills are required
  • ensure the NWT Labour Market Impact Assessment indicates that the NWT can accommodate you and that no current collective agreement is contravened
  • show evidence of training or education for the position that you have secured or have any relevant mandatory licensing that may apply to regulated occupations in the NWT
  • show accredited test results indicating that your language skills in English or French meet the level of required according to Canadian Language Benchmarks standards
  • show evidence of adequate settlement funds for you and your family members
  • plan to live in the NWT permanently

Northwest Territories Express Entry for Skilled Workers Program

This stream is for qualified high-skilled foreign nationals to apply on a federal level before applying to the province. By scoring enough points and meeting requirements, including having enough work experience, foreign workers may be issued an Express Entry profile and have their application entered into the Express Entry pool. The NWTPNP may assess your profile and invite you to apply to one the provincial immigrant programs, if you are found to be good candidate for permanent residence status in the Northwest Territories. The province may nominate you to be added to the IRCC pool of candidates, from which federal government selects permanent residents for Canada. Managerial jobs NOC skill 0, Professional jobs NOC skill A and Technical jobs and skilled trades jobs NOC skill B.

To apply to the Northwest Territories Express Entry Program for Skilled Workers, you must:

Northwest Territories Express Entry Program

  • already have an IRCC Express Entry Pool profile
  • have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working at a full-time, permanent job with benefits, in the skilled occupation you for which you have specialized training (within the past 5 years)
  • must have a current, valid work permit
  • have secured a full time job with benefits, at regional wages, or show proof of a similar job offer by a NWT employer who can prove your skills are required
  • ensure the NWT Labour Market Impact Assessment indicates that the NWT can accommodate you and that no current collective agreement is contravened
  • you must show evidence of training or education for the position that you have secured or have any relevant mandatory licensing that may apply to regulated occupations in the NWT
  • you must show accredited test results indicating that your language skills in English or French meet the level of required according to Canadian Language Benchmarks standards
  • you must show evidence of adequate settlement funds for you and your family members
  • plan to live in the NWT permanently

Check out the Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Page to find more programs available in the province.

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