Skilled Worker

The Skilled Worker category helps employers attract qualified individuals if there are shortages of workers for jobs in the NWT that require formal education, specialized training, or both. 

To be eligible, foreign nationals must be able to demonstrate they have the training, experience and education to fulfill the needs of the job description. The skilled worker must have one year of full-time experience in the relevant occupation.    

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There is a minimum language requirement to ensure the foreign national is able to communicate in English or French. This requirement must be met at the time the application is made and proof of testing must be provided.

For further information about mandatory eligibility criteria, refer to the program guidelines.

Watch this YouTube tutorial to help with your application:

The NWT Nominee Program’s Employer-Driven Stream is now accepting applications through an online portal found on the “Apply here” section of this website.

*Les employeurs qui présentent une demande en français doivent le faire sur papier, car le portail électronique n’est pas encore accessible en français.


NTNP01 Nominee Applicant Form

NTNP02 Employer Application

NTNP02b Skilled Worker Checklist

NTNP05a Authorize a Representative (Nominee)

NTNP05b Authorize a Representative (Employer)

Sample Employment Contract