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How to apply under North-West Territories Employer - Driven Stream?

To immigrate to PEI as a worker, following are different pathways:

ENTRY LEVEL/SEMI-SKILLED OCCUPATIONS

The North-West Territory - Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Occupations stream helps employers fill shortages for entry-level jobs when they cannot find a Canadian candidate locally or nationally for a position. To be eligible under this stream, foreign nationals must have worked fulltime in the same position with the employer for six months and be in good standing with the requirements of their temporary foreign work permit

SKILLED WORKER

The North-West Territory - Skilled Worker category stream helps employers attract qualified individuals if there are shortages of workers for jobs in the NWT that require formal education, specialized training, or both. To be eligible under this stream, foreign nationals must be able to demonstrate they have the training, experience and education to fulfil the needs of the job description. The skilled worker must have one year of full-time experience in the relevant occupation.

NWT EXPRESS ENTRY

The NWT Express Entry category is for Skilled Workers who have a profile in the Express Entry System. To be eligible for NWT Express Entry, a foreign national must also meet the criteria of the Federal Skilled Worker stream.

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ENTRY LEVEL/SEMI-SKILLED OCCUPATIONS

The Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Occupations category is intended to assist Employers with critical labour shortages that cannot be filled by local, permanent residents, or Canadian citizens.

Employer Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply to the Northwest Territories Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Occupations stream, employers must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Employer must be a registered business, industry association, or local/municipal/First Nations/territorial government, with an office or establishment in the Northwest Territories;
  • Employer must be registered and operating full-time for at least one year before submitting an application package;
  • Employer must be registered and in good standing with the Northwest Territories’ Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (documents are required to prove this);
  • Employer must submit a description of their operation with the application package;
  • Employer must offer the foreign national a permanent, full-time position (minimum 37.5 hours per week) at an industry-standard wage rate – a detailed job description or employment contract is required in the application package;
  • Employer must submit either a positive LMIA for the employee’s position, or proof of local, national, and industry (optional) advertising, with a summary of results.
  • The Employer must provide a detailed job description for the position.
  • The skill levels applicable to the Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Occupations stream are:
    • Skill Level C – intermediate jobs (usually requiring high school or job-specific training); and
    • Skill Level D – labour jobs.
    The Employer is required to research and select an appropriate NOC code for the position based on
    the educational and work experience requirements and job duties.
  • Employers applying to nominate a Nominee Applicant without a positive LMIA are required to submit proof of local and national advertising, as well as a summary of advertising results.
  • Minimum local and national recruitment efforts must have been placed for a minimum of 60 consecutive days within 12 months immediately prior to date of the job offer.

Applicant Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply to the Northwest Territories Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Occupations stream, applicant must fulfil the following conditions

  • Nominee Applicants currently in Canada must have legal status to work and must have a valid work permit for the duration of the application process.
  • Nominee Applicants with a closed work permit must meet the terms and conditions of the work permit. 
  • A Nominee Applicant must have the required certification or accreditation for the occupation based on the Employer’s job description, the job advertisements (if applicable) and the National Occupational Classification’s employment requirements.
  • Nominee Applicants that completed education outside of Canada must have their international educational credentials assessed to compare them to educational standards in Canada.
  • Nominee Applicants must undergo mandatory language testing and achieve a minimum language standard of the Canadian Language Benchmark Level (CLB) 4, in either English or French, across all four categories: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Nominee Applicants are required to have $10,000 CAD for themselves, and an additional $2,000 CAD for each accompanying dependent.
  • If the employer is not supplying a LMIA, the employee must apply to the job as advertised by the employer in the application package, showing how they originally applied to the position, and how they meet the educational and employment requirements of the position.

NWT SKILLED WORKER

Employer Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply to the Northwest Territories Entry Skilled Worker stream, employers must fulfil the following conditions:

  • The Employer must be a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. ;
  • The Employer must also be a registered business, or a local, municipal, First Nation or territorial government, with an office or establishment in the Northwest Territories that is operational year round.
  • The Employer must have been registered and operational in the Northwest Territories for a minimum of one (1) year on a full-time basis immediately prior to submitting the application package.
  • The Employer must be registered and in good standing with the Northwest Territories’ Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission and must submit proof of valid registration.
  • The term of employment must be for a permanent, full-time position (minimum 37.5 hours per week).
  • The Employer must provide a detailed job description for the position.
  • The skill levels applicable to the Skilled Worker/Express Entry stream are:
    • Skill Type 0 (zero) – Management jobs;
    • Skill Type A – Professional jobs (usually requiring a university degree); and
    • Skill Level B – Technical jobs and skilled Trades (usually requiring a college diploma or apprenticeship training).
  • The Employer must submit a copy of a positive Employment and Social Development Canada’s Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or proof of job advertising.
  • s. Employers applying to nominate a Nominee Applicant with an open work permit (under the International Mobility Program) and without submitting a positive LMIA, must instead submit the job advertising requirements
  • The Employer must provide a comparable industry wage based on Job Bank wage information, the businesses’ existing workforce, as advertised, and as per the terms and conditions in the Labour Market Impact Assessment (if applicable).
  • Only in exceptional circumstances, Skilled workers may become eligible for nomination when living abroad or in Canada without a valid work permit, but, the employer s must consult with program officers and demonstrate that a rigorous advertising campaign meeting the job advertising criteria of these guidelines for a minimum of 10 weeks has been undertaken and must also clearly identify how the skilled Foreign National has a skill set, education and work experience that cannot be found within the NWT or Canada. 

Applicant Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply to the Northwest Territories Entry Skilled Worker stream, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Submit required documents, including valid work permit, passport, birth certificate, and marriage certificate, birth certificate, and passports of dependents if applicable (all documents must remain valid throughout the application processing);
  • Satisfy program officers that they intend to settle permanently in the Northwest Territories;
  • Have the required education, work experience, and certificate/accreditation (if applicable) to perform the job related to the application;
  • Obtain an educational credential assessment for their education, if obtained outside Canada;
  • Demonstrate (through valid results from an approved test) a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 (for occupations at level NOC 0 and A) or 5 (for occupations at NOC level B) in English or French across all four categories (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), obtained on one test (i.e., test results cannot be combined). Test results must remain valid throughout the application process;
  • If the employer is not supplying a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), the employee must apply to the job as advertised by the employer in the application package, showing how they originally applied to the position, and how they meet the educational and employment requirements of the position. This job offer also serves as proof of settlement income; the salary in the job offer must be sufficient to show the candidate can settle in the Northwest Territories.
  • Not be a refugee claimant.

NWT EXPRESS ENTRY

The Northwest Territories Express Entry Stream For Skilled Workers is aimed at foreign nationals who have a profile in the federal Express Entry pool.

Employers and candidates must meet the same requirements as the Skilled Worker stream, but also meet the following requirements:

  • Provide the Express Entry pool acceptance letter issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry Pool.
  • Provide a valid job seeker validation code.
  • Maintain valid status the Express Entry pool throughout the application process.
  • Meet the eligibility criteria for the Northwest Territories’ Skilled Worker stream.
  • Have expressed interest in settling permanently in the Northwest Territories.

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