NWT Nominee Program

The Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) is an immigration program operated on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to fast-track the processing of an application for permanent residency.

The NTNP helps strengthen the NWT economy by attracting qualified individuals to fill critical labour shortages and promote business development. The NTNP can assist employers in recruiting and retaining foreign workers and can help foreign workers and their families make the NWT their permanent home.

Individuals nominated by the NWT are eligible to apply for permanent residency through CIC as part of the Provincial Nominee stream. The processing of a nominee’s application for permanent residence through CIC is generally faster than other immigration classes. CIC makes final decisions on the applications.

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