National Francophone Immigration Week: Ghislain Tatem

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For National Francophone Immigration Week we’re profiling four Francophone immigrants who chose the NWT as their new home.

Hailing from Cameroon, Ghislain Tatem came to Canada in 2016 and has lived in the Northwest Territories ever since. It didn’t take long for her to become an entrepreneur in the NWT and in 2017 established Tatem & Wolf Cleaning Services offering professional cleaning services to clients in the Northwest Territories.

What have been your biggest challenges?

“Finding and keeping staff has been the biggest challenge.”

Another challenge is competing with businesses that offer similar services at very low prices.


Securing contracts with the Government of the Northwest Territories and local businesses has been a huge boon for Ghislain’s business, guaranteeing her clients are satisfied is a top priority. By providing thorough and regular training to staff she makes her customers receive the best service possible.

From November 7 to 13, 2021, Canada celebrated National Francophone Immigration Week, an initiative of the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada. To mark the occasion, the Conseil de développement économique des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (CDÉTNO) and the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) are honouring four Francophone immigrants who chose the Northwest Territories as their new home.