The NWT Nominee Program ECE Service Centres and ITI offers a program to assist northern employers and immigrants. The NTNP works with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to speed up the immigration process for qualified workers and business owners who wish to make the NWT their permanent home.
The SEED Policy contains programs that are geared to provide basic contributions for starting out your business or improving capacity or skills or helping small communities to economically expand. The SEED Program has five categories, and multiple elements to each.
BizPaL is a multi-partnered on-line service that provides prospective business owners and entrepreneurs with one-stop access to permit and licence information across Canada.
Regional Economic Development Officers are experienced, knowledgeable, and networked to offer programs, support, advice, and assistance to prospective business owners and entrepreneurs.
The Business Incentive Policy (BIP) gives preference to registered Northwest Territories businesses in the Government’s purchase of all products and services. The policy also applies to all contracts entered into directly by the Government of the Northwest Territories.
The Community Futures Program is a community-based economic development initiative delivered in each region by Community Futures Development Corporations.
The Contract Registry and Reporting System provides a single comprehensive and readily-accessible database of contracting and allows the Government to report on all competitive and non-competitive contracts awarded by the GNWT.
The Northwest Territories Geoscience Office (NTGO) provides analysis, information and advice to individuals, communities, governments, and the mining and petroleum industry.
Socio Economic Agreements (SEA) are follow-up programs established to monitor commitments and predictions made by major developers during the Environmental Assessment of their projects.
The GOVERNMENT CERTIFIED CANADIAN DIAMOND™ Program allows the GNWT to follow each and every diamond from the mine through to the diamond factories and certify it to be mined, cut and polished in the NWT.
Northwest Territories Tourism is the collective voice for the NWT tourism industry and the tourism-marketing agency for the NWT.
A Tourism Operator Licence is required by all individuals offering guided commercial tourism activities in the Northwest Territories.
The Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program can help you re-invent, improve or expand your tourism product or operation to fit identified trends in global tourism and to position your business to meet future market demands.
Tourism Training is provided through service providers who develop programs and workshops for NWT residents working or pursuing careers in the tourism industry.
Up to date Tourism Research allows individual operators to plan effective, timely and well-targeted marketing campaigns while providing rationale and guidance for future investment in the Northwest Territories' tourism industry.
Parks Services are developed and maintained by the Government of the Northwest Territories in each of the 34 parks that make up the NWT’s extensive park system.
Campgrounds, day use areas, and kitchen shelters, within NWT parks are available for public use from May 15th to September 15th and reservations can now be made on line.
Visitor Information Centres provide a number of services including interpretive and educational displays and exhibits on the natural and cultural heritage of the region and the NWT in general.
The Arts Branding Tag allows perspective buyers to easily distinguish art and fine craft products produced by NWT artists.
The Northwest Territories Arts and Fine Crafts Database enables members of the NWT’s arts community to promote their work and showcase their-made-in-the NWT products to national and international markets.
The Film Commission provides a liaison between industry professionals and key contacts, service providers, communities and production companies in the NWT.
The Agricultural Policy Framework offers programs, tools and services to help NWT producers in the agriculture and agri-food industry to strengthen business, increase prosperity and better meet the demands of consumers.
The Community Harvesters Assistance Program provides annual funding to Local Wildlife Committees to offset capital and operating costs for harvesters pursuing traditional harvesting activities.
The Harvesters Disaster Compensation Program compensates Traditional Harvesters who suffer loss or damage to equipment or assets because of a natural disaster.
The Commercial Fishing Industry Support Program helps to offset a portion of operations, maintenance and capital replacement costs for members of the NWT Fishermen’s Federation.
The Take a Kid Trapping Program is designed to introduce youth in the Northwest Territories to the Traditional Harvesting practices of hunting, trapping, fishing and outdoor survival.
Local Wildlife Committees play a vital role in the delivery of Government of the Northwest Territories programs in support of Traditional Harvesting in the NWT.
The Western Harvesters Assistance Program provides one-time contributions to local and regional Aboriginal organizations to assist and promote renewable resource harvesting.