Settlement in Northwest Territories


SOS Canada 2000 – A broad and vast resource offering basic information about everything Canadian. Sections on immigration, employment, education, and links of government services.

Government Services


NWT Immigration – Northwest Territories official immigration website

Government of the Northwest Territories–Health & Social Programs – These are selected links to health services and social programs in the Northwest Territories. 

Northwest Territories Nominee Program – The NWT Nominee Program (NTNP) helps strengthen the NWT economy by attracting qualified individuals to fill critical labour shortages and promote business development. The NTNP can assist employers in recruiting and retaining foreign workers and can help foreign workers and their families make NWT their permanent home. 

Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Information for immigrants, refugees and visitors to Canada. Includes employment authorization, immigration applications, sponsorship and services available to newcomers. 

Service Canada: Services for Newcomers to Canada – Information about Government services for newcomers to Canada from acquiring personal documents to employment and raising a family.

Health Care


Northwest Territories-Health Care Plan – Northwest Territories governmental site explaining how to obtain territorial health insurance and services.



Northwest Territories Housing Corporation – provides a variety of programs to promote home ownership and dignified living. 

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation – Canada’s national housing agency. Information on buying a home, renting a home, mortgages, maintaining a home, safety in the home, renovations, and more. 

CMHC Housing for Newcomers – Information specifically for newcomers from Canada’s national housing agency in eight different languages. Learn about renting, owning, and maintaining a home in Canada. 

Canadian Real Estate Association’s Multiple Listing Service – Property information from realtors across Canada.



Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center – Immigration law site features information on Canadian immigration and Canada employment placement services and visas. 

Canadian Human Rights Commission – Promotes knowledge of human rights in Canada, and to encourage people to follow principles of equality. To help reduce barriers to equality in employment and access to services. 

Canadian Law Information – provides Canadian law information in plain, straightforward English.



Service Canada: Driver’s Licence – Links to each province’s driver’s licence information page. 

Government of NWT: Department of Transportation – Everything you need to know about transportation in the Northwest Territories.



About the Northwest Territories – Learn about the history, culture, and lifestyle in NWT. 

Government of Canada: Arts, Culture and Heritage – Learn about the vibrant people and cultural industries that contribute to the creation of a Canadian cultural identity. 

Culture Crossing: Guide to Canada – Learn about Canadian social etiquette and culture.