August 6, 2009

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

The Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) is the latest addition to Canada's Provincial Nominee Program which aims to address each provinces' labor market needs. This first-ever immigration agreement with Northwest Territories was just signed yesterday, August 5, 2009.

“I am very pleased to announce the very first nominee agreement with the Northwest Territories today,” Minister Kenney said. “This pilot initiative will better extend and strengthen the benefits of immigration for the Northwest Territories and allow it to bring in the immigrants it needs faster. Provincial nominee programs are an important part of our government’s focus on ensuring that our immigration system aligns with labour market needs.[Source]”

Applicants for Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) can be nominated for permanent residency under one of four program categories:
  • Skilled Worker

  • Critical Impact Worker (Service and Hospitality Sector Occupations)

  • Entrepreneur Business

  • Self-Employed Business

  • Considering that Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) does not include family stream like that of the AINP Family Stream and Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), you may only qualify under the new program if you will find an employer in Northwest Territories willing to sponsor you. Canada Jobs Portal would be of great help in searching for job vacancies in Northwest Territories.

    I'll post the details about the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) once it becomes available.