|Express Entry Profile||No|
|Connection to Province||Work Experience|
|Language Proficiency||CLB 4|
|Level of Education||Education or certification specific to job offer|
|Work Experience||Employed in Northwest Territories
NOC C or D
Connection to Northwest Territories
To be eligible for the Critical Impact Worker stream, candidates must be currently working in an occupation classified as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D in the Northwest Territories. They must have been working in this occupation in the Northwest Territories for at least one year.
Candidates must have a full-time, permanent job offer from their current Northwest Territories employer in their current position.
Candidates have to demonstrate language proficiency in English or French corresponding to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4. Language proficiency must be supported by results from an official language test taken within the two years preceding the application.
Level of Education
While there is no minimum level of education, candidates must have all of the educational credentials required to perform the job they have been offered.
Candidates must have at least six months of experience working in the Northwest Territories in the same NOC C or D position for the same employer that is making the job offer.
Candidates for this stream must demonstrate sufficient settlement funds themself and their family. A minimum of $10,000 CAD for the principal applicant and an additional $2,000 for each accompanying dependent. They may do so by providing certified bank statements or official, notarized letters from their bank.
Job Offer Requirements
The employer must offer the foreign national a full-time, permanent job with a comparable industry and occupation salary that does not conflict with any collective bargaining agreements.
Employers hoping to successfully nominate a skilled foreign worker must either be a registered and operational Northwest Territories business for at least one year, or a municipal, First Nations or territorial government of the Northwest Territories. Employers must have maintained good standing with the Northwest Territories’ Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commision as well as the territory’s Employment Standards office. These standings will be verified by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment.
Employers will be required to submit a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or, if nominating a candidate with an open work permit without submitting an LMIA, must prove they have advertised the open position both locally and nationally. They will also be required to provide a summary of all applicants and the reasons for refusing their application if an offer has been extended to the foreign national without an LMIA.
The Northwest Territories Critical Impact Worker stream is open to new applications at any time. The employer holds the responsibility of submitting the paper-based application for NTNP. The typical processing time for applications is 10 weeks once it has been received by the NTNP. If the application is approved, both the employer and the foreign national will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that details the terms and conditions of their nomination as well as the responsibilities of both parties.
After receiving a provincial nomination an applicant has six months to submit a federal application for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants in this program must complete and submit a paper-based application for permanent residence and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally processed within 18 months.
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