Immigration and Nominee Program

NWT Immigration Strategy

NWT Immigration Strategy

The GNWT is committed to addressing labour market challenges and supporting long-term economic growth and diversity. In order to maximize the economic opportunities over the next several years and support the sustainability of a Northern labour force, the GNWT developed the Skills 4 Success-10 Year Strategic Framework that focuses on ways to maximize growth in building the NWT workforce and the NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy (EOS) which aims to strengthen and diversify the economy.

The NWT Immigration Strategy shares the goal of Skills 4 Success 0-Year Strategic Framework to effectively respond to employers’ skill needs. Building the workforce and diversifying the economy will provide long term economic prosperity. The goals of this Strategy are to assist employers to build a skilled workforce while also supporting the immigration of foreign nationals who contribute to the economic development and success of the NWT. The GNWT wants to ensure the economy remains competitive and is committed to enhancing immigration to the North as a key component of the overall population growth, labour force and business development strategies.