August 8, 2009

NTNP Guidelines for Critical Impact Worker Guidelines

The NTNP Critical Impact Worker program is intended to assist Northwest Territories (NWT) employers with critical labour shortages that cannot be filled by local residents. This category is designed to increase the labour pool for entry level jobs (NOC skill levels C & D) in the hospitality and service sector industry to address the critical need of semi-skilled workers in the NWT.

Employees must have worked in the position for six months under a temporary foreign worker permit. This category will be closely monitored and will remain in place until the labour market for semi-skilled workers within the NWT economy indicates this category is no longer required.

Application process and eligibility requirements under the Critical Impact Worker is almost similar to that of NTNP Skilled Worker Category. The only difference is that the Critical Impact Worker is applicable only to workers classified under NOC skill levels C & D and has been working in Canada for at least six months.