NWT Nominee Program

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 one stream of the program which focuses on attracting business expertise and investment capital to enhance the economic environment of the NWT:  

  • 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.


Northwest Territories Official Immigration Portal

Invest NWT

Applications to the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) are to be submitted online through the NTNP Application Portal


If a prospective applicant is unable to submit an application online, the NTNP will still accept paper applications, but this should only be done out of necessity; online applications are preferred. Any applicant who wishes to apply in French will continue to use the paper application forms. If you wish to submit an application in French, please contact immigration@gov.nt.ca. For more information about the NTNP please visit www.immigratenwt.ca