Immigration and Nominee Program

The Northwest Territories Nominee Program is delivered in partnership between the Government of the Northwest Territories and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The Nominee Program is delivered by two departments. While the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) delivers employer driven streams. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) delivers the Business stream which:

  • focuses on attracting business expertise and investment capital to enhance the economic environment of the NWT
  • 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.

For information on how to apply to the Business stream or to get more information about the NWT Nominee Program, visit