Critical Impact Workers Stream

hospitalityLow-skilled foreigners with work experience of at least 6 months can immigrate to Canada through the territorial program’s stream for sought-after workers.

The Critical Impact Workers Stream of the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) offers permanent residence in Canada to low-skilled workers who have a job offer and speak English or French at a minimum level.

To apply for participation in this stream, the applicant needs to meet the following requirements:

  • Have a job offer in the Northwest Territories in occupations categorized as NOC skill levels C or D. Employers need to provide a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in order to prove that they could not find a candidate among permanent residents and citizens of Canada
  • Have worked for at least 6 months in this occupation in the Northwest Territories with the same employer on a temporary work permit
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 4 or higher for English or French in all four language abilities (reading, speaking, listening, writing). The eligible tests include IELTS and CELPIP for English and TEF for French
  • Have sufficient funds to settle in the Northwest Territories. At least C$10,000 are required for the main applicant and C$2,000 for each dependent family member. As a proof, the applicant may submit bank statements or an official letter issued by a bank, translated into English or French and notarized
  • Provide documents translated into English or French: a passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, birth certificates and passports for dependent family members

Find out about other NTNP streams in the article Immigration to the Northwest Territories