The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is working to ensure that immigration is a component of both its overall labour force and business development strategies for the short and long-term.
We recognize the considerable contribution that newcomers and immigrants can make to the NWT and welcome those interested in making the NWT their home.
Through the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), the GNWT delivers the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) in association with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
ITI maintains two streams of the Program that focus on attracting business expertise and investment capital to enhance the economic environment of the NWT:
- The Self-employed Business stream is designed to attract professionals who can provide a service that is in demand in the NWT by establishing business outlets or professional practices.
- The Entrepreneur Business stream is designed to support entrepreneurs and/or owner/operators of businesses who want to immigrate to the NWT and establish business operations in the NWT.