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Northwest Territories In-Demand Jobs in 2023

Updated: January 13th, 2023

Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories, made up of five different regions, is Canada’s northernmost province. With a population of a little over 45,000 people and 1,346million square kilometers, it is also Canada’s least populated province. Aside from the province's numerous small towns the capital city of Yellowknife offers a lot of opportunity. While most immigrants gravitate toward the major cities such as Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary, which can make getting a job in Canada somewhat more difficult, the opportunity to obtain a job offer is much better in the more isolated areas. The added benefit is getting to experience the natural beauty of Canada’s wild north. Enjoy the northern lights aka aurora borealis during the winter months and breathtaking national parks populated by North American bison, that stretch for thousands of square kilometers. The Northwest territories are an opportunity waiting for you to enjoy.

How Does the PNP Work?

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There are three streams through which you can earn a provincial nomination; Express Entry, Skilled Worker Program or the Critical Impact Worker Program. If you are applying through the Express Entry program, you will need to meet the federal immigration requirements. This program can yield a quicker pathway to obtaining permanent residency, however, it entails more stringent requirements. The first step is to determine which stream you must apply to as well as secure a valid job offer from a designated Northwest Territory (NWT) employer. There are many job opportunities in Canada, and the Northwest Territories are no exception. You must meet the eligibility requirements of your chosen stream and submit your application to the NWT provincial government or through the Express Entry system.

Skilled Worker Program

The skilled worker program is for applicants whose job type is listed as 0, A or B under the National Occupation Classification (NOC). The stream requires you to register and create a profile via the Immigrate to NWT government portal. It is very similar to the Express Entry system in that you will also receive an Invitation to Apply if your skills and qualifications are in demand.

In-Demand Occupation List
NOC Code Job/Occupation
1111 Accountants
1311 Bookkeepers
2174 IT Professionals
3012 Registered Nurses
3112 General Practitioners & Family Physicians
3113 Dentists
3223 Dental Technicians
4214 Early Childhood Educator
6313 Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors & managers
6322 Cooks
7237 Welders and Related Machine Operators
7241 Electricians
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

Critical Impact Worker Stream

This immigration program is to help fill entry-level positions in the NWT labour market. It is targeted at semi-skilled positions in the NOC C and D categories. To be eligible for this stream you do not require post-secondary training, but do require a high school diploma and six months full time working experience with an NWT employer. There is also a minimum language requirement and you must be in good standing with regards to your Canada work permit.

In-Demand Occupation List
NOC Code Job/Occupation
6421 Retail Salespersons
6525 Hotel Desk Clerks
7511 Truck Drivers
8431 Farm Workers
6611 Cashiers
6711 Food Counter Attendants & Kitchen Helpers
6731 Hotel Housekeepers & Room Attendants
6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

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