The Northwest Territories (NWT) makes up a large part of Canada’s North.
There is a lot of space to live, explore and play, with 33 different
communities and a population of 44,718 people. The capital city,
Yellowknife, boasts approximately 19,000 people.
Our winters may be cold but they are spectacular – and the right coat and
mittens will always keep you warm! You will fall in love with our warm
summers and the long hours of daylight.
In the winter you can enjoy dog sledding, skiing or ice fishing and in the
summer there is camping, hiking or canoeing. You can go for an award-winning
craft beer, casual fish dinner, or a delicious feast at our many bars and
restaurants. If you have children or are planning a family, there are many
activities and events for children. The NWT has endless opportunities for
adventure and fun!
Here, we offer first-rate healthcare services, a strong education system, and
so many things to do and events to enjoy.
Moving to the NWT is great for your career. There are lots of jobs and we
have the highest median household income in Canada.
The Northwest Territories is a place where newcomers can expect to receive a
friendly welcome while continuing to embrace their own traditions and
practices. As a result, there are many thriving cultural communities here.
To learn more, download our Welcome to the NWT guide. The guide shows you
what it’s like to live here, and helps you settle into your new home if you
already made the move!
To immigrate here through the Northwest
Territories Nominee Program, you need to
be ready to open, purchase or invest in
business in the NWT; or
have a job offer from an employer in
If you’re coming here to open, purchase or
invest in a business in the NWT, you can
apply for the Business Stream. If you have a
job offer from an NWT employer, we call that
the Employer-Driven Stream.
Select the option you would like to learn
Not sure what stream applies to you? Contact
us to speak to a real person in the NWT. We
are here to help you.
The NLPNP offers multiple categories. Please visit the following pages to review eligibility
criteria and submit an online application: