Earn up to $104,000 as a Semi-skilled Worker in Canada’s Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories currently has hundreds of job vacancies available, particularly for semi-skilled workers. Jobs currently available includes those in the managerial positions of the industrial and manufacturing sectors, as well as in the mining, hospitality, education and medical sectors. The top 3 cities to find work are Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik with Fort Smith not far behind. Salary expectations range from $56,669 as a carpenter to $104,000 as an industrial electrician, making it a popular destination for those wanting to migrate to Canada through the NorthWest Territories Provincial Nominee Program. It allows the territorial government to select qualified applicants to apply for permanent residence and not only enjoy benefits such as free healthcare and education but to live in a multicultural and accepting community set against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful regions in Canada.

Although the Canadian government has made the application process a lot more accessible to foreign applicants the process can still be quite complex and time consuming. Using and RCIC however will take care of both of these issues. An accredited RCIC will not only submit and verify all documentation for you but increase your chance of being accepted as the government is more likely to approve it if they know that all your documents have already been verified.

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Why Migrate to The Northwest Territories?


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1. Quality of Life

Canada offers a wealth of benefits to all its permanent residents, including free healthcare and public schooling up until Grade 12, and The Northwest Territories(NWT) are no exception. Beside these national benefits, The Northwest Territories have amazing place for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of crowded busy city centres such as Toronto and Ontario. Cities such as Yellowknife, Inuvit, Hay River and Fort River have an array of natural wonders and a small town charm that you simply cannot get in larger cities, making it a close-knit community perfect for raising a family.

Yellowknife, the capital, is the centre of The Northwest Territories, with a population of 20,637. It is supports 50% of the NWT community and is perfect for art lovers who enjoy being close to nature. Hay River has a population of 3,724 and is known as the “Hub of the North”. It has a number of beautiful beaches and waterfalls to explore as well as plenty of outdoor activities especially those who enjoy fishing and kayaking. Inuvik has a population of 3,586 and all the conveniences of urban living along with the beauty and splendour of the Arctic tundra, flora and fauna. Fort Smith, population 2,466, is rich in history and natural beauty as well as being a centre for NWT education. One of the highlights of the NWTs is the fact that you can view the auroras

2. Jobs

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NWT offers plenty of job opportunities for individuals in the mining sector, managerial roles, education, medical and hospitality industries as well as skilled trades workers including carpenters, electricians, mechanics and welders. Below we’ve listed the top earning in-demand occupations in The NWTs.


Top In-demand Jobs in The Northwest Territories
NOC CodeJobAverage Annual Salary
7271Carpenters$56,669
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system) $76,247
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers$77,444
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics$89,467
7251Plumbers$57,245
7237Welders and related machine operators$90,614
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics$97,721
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors$79,249
7302Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews$86,306
7202Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations$84,882
7242Industrial electricians$104,291
7205Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers$82,270
7204Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades$69,559
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics$47,775
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers$84,623
7372Drillers and blasters-surface mining, quarrying and construction$88,802
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)$42,472
7253Gas fitters$86,699
7244Electrical power line and cable workers$116,081
7305Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators$107,597

Jobs in NWTs can be found on a number of platforms, including:

3. Community

There are 33 communities in NWTs, making it a multicultural community which is easy for foreigners to integrate into to. There are a number of indigenous tribes, half of which identify as Aboriginal, as well as Dene, Inuit, Inuvialuit and Métis. The NWTs also has an active francophone community as well as many global ethnic and cultural communities. Whatever your interests are, whether it be outdoor activities, cultural and music festivals to dining out, The NWTs have something to offer you.

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How Does the Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program Work?


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The Northwest Territories Provincial program was designed to help alleviate the current gap that the territory’s labour market is facing. Employers are able to select qualified and experienced candidates who have a job vacancy in the territory and want to migrate to Canada through one of the following categories:

  • Critical Impact Workers Program;
  • Skilled Workers Program;
  • Express Entry System for Skilled Workers.

For more information on The Northwest Territories Provincial Program visit our website here.

How We Can Help

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By using a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), the immigration application process will be effortless but you are more likely to be successful in your application. 1 in 3 Canadian study permits are rejected due to insufficient documentation, misrepresentation and forms that are completed incorrectly, to name a few, even though you have been accepted to your chosen university. This is why using an RCIC is so important. When you use our services you can rest assured that your application and documents will be verified and submitted as per the government’s regulations. The Canadian government is also more likely to approve your application if they know that you have gone through a certified channel. Why risk your future investment and a chance to get permanent residency in Canada? Simply apply for your evaluation today and the next step towards achieving your Canadian dream.