NWT boasts acres upon acres of untouched forests and a population of just over 45,000 residents. The capital city, Yellowknife, located on the shores of Great Slave Lake, is both a major industrial hub for workers in the region and a scenic town with abundant recreational opportunities.

The NTNP accepts applications under two immigration programs, each with their own set of stream:
  • Employer Driven Program
  • Business Driven Program


Employer Driven Program

Critical Impact Worker Stream


Skilled Worker Stream


NWT Express Entry Stream


Business Driven Program

Entrepreneur Stream

The NTNP accepts applications under this stream from entrepreneurs and/or owner-operators of businesses who wish to establish a business in the Northwest Territories. Businesses in all economic sectors are welcome to apply.

Self Employed Stream

NOTE: The Self Employed Stream of the NTNP’s Business Driven Program is currently under review.

The NTNP accepts applications under this stream from self-employed professionals who plan to establish business outlets or professional practices that will provide services that are in demand in the Northwest Territories.