NTNP Critical Impact Worker

The NTNP Critical Impact Worker target experienced semi-skilled or unskilled occupations foreign workers with a job offer intended to live in Northwest Territories permanently.

The NTNP Critical Impact Workers stream is one of several immigration streams of the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Northwest Territories. The NTNP Critical Impact Workers stream target the experienced foreign national workers in semi-skilled and unskilled occupations of National Occupational Classification Skill Level C and D. The foreign worker must have been worked for the same employer in the same job position for at least six months and also the candidate must be compliance with their Temporary Foreign Worker Permit.

The candidate must need to demonstrate the intent to live and work in Northern Territories permanently. If the candidate residing in Canada, they must have a legal work status and holding a valid work permit.

The candidate who meets all the requirements of NTNP Skilled Worker Stream may be nominated for the Northwest Territories. To be eligible for this stream, both the employer and applicant must meet the specific criteria.

Eligibility Requirement

Express Entry Profile No
Connection to Province Work Experience
Job Offer Yes
Language Proficiency CLB 4
Level of Education Education or certification specific to the job offer
Work Experience Employed in Northwest Territories
NOC C or D
6 months
Investment Requirement None

Job Offer

To be eligible for the NWT Critical Impact Worker stream, a candidate must have a full-time, valid, permanent job offer from the current employer of Northwest Territories for their current position.

Language Proficiency

Candidate must demonstrate their language proficiency of English or French with the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 across all categories listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Level of Education

The candidate must have the employer’s required accreditation or certification for the specific occupation. The applicant those who completed their education outside of Canada must assess their educational credentials to compare them with the educational standards in Canada. This can be compared by obtaining an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by the Government of Canada’s designated organizations. Applicant must demonstrate the NWT certification, registration or licensing requirements of the job position (if applicable).

Work Experience

The candidate must be working for the nominating employer for at least 6 months in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D occupation in the Northwest Territories for the same job position.

Settlement Funds

Candidate must demonstrate a minimum of $10,000 settlement funds to establish themselves and their family members in Northwest Territories. The additional accompanying dependents will include $2,000 each. The applicant may demonstrate their proof of settlement funds by providing certified bank statements of applicant or an official letter issued by the bank.

Employer Requirement

The employer must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for Northwest Territories Express Entry stream of Skilled Workers:

  • Business Requirement: The employer business must be a registered business and operational Northwest Territories business for at least one year. The employer must maintain good standing with the Northwest Territories’ Workers’ Safety and the Northwest Territories’ Employment Standards office and Compensation Commission.
  • Job Offer Requirement: The employer must offer a full-time, permanent and valid job offer to the foreign national worker. It must not be a conflict with any collective bargaining agreement.
  • Recruitment Requirement: The employer must need to submit a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If the employer is nominating a candidate with an open work permit without submitting an LMIA, they must prove that they have advertised the open position both locally and nationally. Also, the must need to provide a summary of all applied applicants and the reasons for refusing them.

Application Procedure

Before submitting an application for NTNP Skilled Worker Stream, The NWT employer or authorized representative will hold a responsibility to submit a complete paper-based application to NTNP. The employer must submit all the required original and certified copies in English or French language with the paper-based application. Once the application is received by the NTNP, it will be processed within 10 weeks. Once the application is accessed by the NTNP, they may nominate the applicant for the Canadian Permanent Resident.

If the applicant is nominated, both the employer and applicant will need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding which includes all the responsibilities of both the parties and the terms and conditions of their nomination. After receiving the nomination letter from the NTNP, the applicant has 6 months to submit an application for the Canadian Permanent Resident status to the IRCC. The applications for Canadian Permanent Resident status will generally be processed within 18 months.