Saturday, August 08, 2009

NTNP Guidelines for Skilled Worker Category



Here's the Northwest Territories Nominee Program guidelines for Skilled Worker.

The NTNP Skilled Worker Category is an employer driven process that is intended for skilled occupations for which formal education and/or specialized training is required (NOC Skills Level O, A and B). It is designed to attract qualified individuals that will assist with shortages of skilled workers in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

Employer Eligibility:

  • Have a job vacancy;

  • Identify a potential nominee;

  • Be a registered business, industry association or a local, municipal, First
    Nation or Territorial government in the NWT that has been registered and
    operational for a minimum of one year;

  • Provide proof that they have tried to recruit locally and nationally to fill the
    position using national advertising requirements; and,

  • Obtain a Labour Market Opinion (LMO)

  • A Human Resources Plan that verifies the need to fill the position with a nominee will be evaluated as an asset to the application. The employer is responsible for completion of the application form and for submission of all required documentation to ECE.

    The Offer of Employment must:
  • Be for a permanent full-time position;

  • Be in an occupation that falls into NOC Matrix Skill Levels O, A or B

  • Not conflict with existing collective bargaining agreements;

  • Comply with the NWT Employment Standards Act; and,

  • Provide a comparable industry rate of pay.


  • Nominee Eligibility:

  • Have the required certification or accreditation for the specific trade or
    occupation;

  • Be licensed or accepted by the Territorial body governing the occupation or trade, if applicable;

  • Be able to conduct basic communications in either English or French,
    depending on the official language of the work place; and,

  • Not be a refugee claimant.

  • When submitting an application form, employers should be sure to include the
    following documents:
  • Letter of offer of employment

  • Proof of attempted local and national recruitment for the position

  • Labour Market Opinion (LMO)

  • Original or certified true copy of nominee’s accreditation translated into
    English or French

  • Original or certified true copy confirming nominee’s previous work experience, translated into English or French

  • Copy of nominee’s temporary work permit (if available or applicable).


  • Here's where you may get more information, application forms and where to send your NTNP Skilled Worker category application:

    Canada/NWT Service Centre
    North Slave Region
    Education, Culture and Employment
    Government of the NWT
    Greenstone Building
    110, 5101 - 50TH AVE
    BOX 1320
    YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
    Ph: (867) 766-5100
    Fx: (867) 873-0423

    ECE Service Centre
    Deh Cho Region
    Education, Culture and Employment
    Government of the NWT
    9802 – 98 Ave
    BOX 740
    FORT SIMPSON NT XOE ONO
    Ph: (867) 695-7332
    Fx: (867) 695-7351

    ECE Service Centre
    Sahtu Region
    Education, Culture and Employment
    Government of the NWT
    BOX 147
    NORMAN WELLS NT XOE OVO
    Ph: (867) 587-7163
    Fx: (867) 587-2612

    ECE Service Centre
    Beaufort Delta Region
    Education, Culture and Employment
    Government of the NWT
    Mack Travel Building, 2nd Floor
    BAG SERVICE #1
    INUVIK NT XOE OTO
    Ph: (867) 777-7137
    Fx: (867) 777-7218

    ECE Service Centre
    Education, Culture and Employment
    Government of the NWT
    Courthouse Building
    8 CAPITAL DRIVE
    HAY RIVER NT XOE 1G2
    Ph: (867) 874-5050
    Fx: (867) 874-5062

    ECE Service Centre
    South Slave Region
    Education, Culture and Employment
    Government of the NWT
    Sweetgrass Building
    BOX 1406
    FORT SMITH NT XOE OPO
    Ph: (867) 872-7425
    Fx: (867) 872-4507

    I'll update this post once the application forms for NTNP Skilled Worker Category are made available online at GNWT Education, Culture and employment website, http://www.ece.gov.nt.ca.