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Canada's Northwest is Likely to Meet Nominated Immigrant Targets

February 2015, 21
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Canada Northwest is Likely to Meet Immigrant Targets
The Northwest Territories, which is one of three territories of Canada, is likely to attain its immigration targets for the coming five years.

The ECE (Education, Culture and Employment) department of territorial has decided to raise the number of applications of employer driven type under the NTNP (Northwest Territories Nominee Program) by 25 percent every year for five years starting from 2014. The number of accepted nominee applications has witnessed an increase of over 50 percent in 2014 when compared to the last year. 

Reportedly, this translates into 48 accepted applicants along with 62 family members, forming 110 people under the NTNP over last year. This is good news for the territory and for five years they project over 800 residents residing and contributing for the betterment of NWT economy. 

The Deputy Premier Jackson Lafferty stated that this is a major move of growth strategy and is planning to attract 2,000 inhabitants to the territories for the next five years. He added that a strong and robust economy seeks workers as there are jobs budding over all the time. A harmonized approach to immigration, work force and labor market will improve economy, he stated. 

The government revealed the details of the Express Entry system for skilled professionals, which is akin to the federal Express Entry system. The introduction of the new Express Entry stream offers additional 100 slots for prospective aspirants, in addition to the 150 available through the NTNP, making up 250 places for aspirants. 

The Northwest Territories is the most famous of the three territories of Canada and has the highest GDP compared to all the territories and provinces in Canada. 

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