Recent News

February 19, 2013

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has been named as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. The prestigious annual award recognizes organizations that work to include women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peoples in the workplace.

February 12, 2013

The key to economic and community growth is a highway connecting the Sahtu to the South, said Norman Wells and District Chamber of Commerce president Chris Buist.

"The number one thing is infrastructure and mainly the Mackenzie Highway," he said. "It really is the backbone and the key to economic development. It's how we get product out to market.

February 6, 2013

(Vancouver, January 28, 2013) Launch of the process to create a Northwest Territories Mineral Development Strategy took place today. The Strategy is a partnership between the Government of the Northwest Territories and the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines.

Continue reading the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines news release here!
February 4, 2013

Premier Bob McLeod and Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay will host Spectacular NWT Days at Winterlude, celebrating the territory’s culture and showcasing economic and investment opportunities.

Continue reading about NWT Days here.

February 1, 2013

Premier Bob McLeod is in Ottawa for the Spectacular NWT Gala.  Click here to read his speech! 

January 30, 2013

he Harper government is on the brink of making the Northwest Territories a province in all but name by ceding federal control over land, resources and water.

Much of the territorial government has arrived in Ottawa. Premier Bob McLeod, his cabinet, deputy ministers and aboriginal and business leaders begin two days of talks Wednesday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and officials.

January 30, 2013

Northerners have headed down to the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver to promote the territories as a good place to invest.

The symposium is coming at a time when money for mining exploration is drying up in some parts of the North.

Continue reading here.

January 29, 2013

The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for the North has produced an economic outlook for the mining industry until 2020. The Centre’s report on the Future of Mining in Canada’s North analyses the economic potential of mining till 2020 and discusses how we might find the right balance between economic growth, the challenges related to Aboriginal participation, environmental protection and a looming shortage of skilled labour.

January 29, 2013

The world’s premier technical mineral exploration conference with thousands of attendees from the mineral development sector provided an ideal backdrop to kick off the NWT Mineral Development Strategy.

January 25, 2013

The 17th Legislative Assembly has a goal of creating a diversified economy that provides all communities and regions with opportunities and choices. Completing an economic development strategy is one of their priorities.