Location

The Northwest Territories stretch on a large area in the North of Canada east of the Yukon territory. The population is over 43,000 and most residents here are Aboriginal.

Economy and Employment

Mining is the largest private sector industry, with major mines for gold, uranium and recently diamonds. Companies extract oil and gas in the Mackenzie River valley and offshore in the Beaufort Sea is also becoming resourceful. The diamond industry is increasing in the NWT.

 

Yellowknife is a small city, yet in terms of the economy, it can provide a variety of opportunities. More and more investors put investments in the city and a recent study shows that Yellowknife has the 3 The fastest growing economy in Canada, following only Vancouver and Toronto. There are first-rate healthcare services and a strong education system, including recreational opportunities and other events to enjoy. The NWT unemployment rate is similar to the Canadian average of approximately 7%.

Education

 

Though the population of the Northwest Territories is small, it offers first-rate public education system. The main school system is also supported by apprenticeship programs to train young people for careers. Aurora College is the only post-education institution in Yellowknife.

by apprenticeship programs to train young people for careers. Aurora College is the only post-education institution in Yellowknife.

Culture

Apart from Yellowknife, other communities are Hay River, Inuvik, Fort Smith, and Behchoko.

Aboriginal traditions are mixed together with the NWT and modern Canadian culture.

Yellowknife has the same stores, entertainment and other cultural events that can be found in any other Canadian town.

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTPNP)

Prospective foreign candidates with the required skills and experience needed in the province can apply through the Northwest Territories’ Provincial Nominee Program. Selected applicants receive a Northwest Territories Provincial Nomination Certificate, which allows foreign nationals to apply for a Canadian permanent residence.

The NTNP streams:

Express Entry System for Skilled Workers – for individuals who have an Express Entry Profile;

Critical Impact Workers - for individuals with a job offer in a semi-skilled position from a Northwest Territories employer;

Skilled Workers - for individuals with a job offer in a skilled position from a Northwest Territories employer;

Business Stream – for foreign nationals who intend to buy, start or invest in an existing business in the NWT.