Programs and Services

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Hide and Fur on a shelf ready to be sold at-cost to local artisans in the NWT
The Hide and Fur Program provides NWT artisans access to raw materials at affordable prices.
A partnership with the Government of Canada to create a sustainable, inclusive and innovative agriculture and agri-food sector.
Diamonds, Diamond Manufacturing, Northwest Territories
A verification program to encourage high-quality, local manufacturing within the diamond industry.
Boat near cliff at Great Slave
Get information about how to become a licensed tourism operator here.
A multi-partner online service giving prospective business owners and entrepreneurs easy access to permit and licence information.
Opportunities for camping across the Northwest Territories for visitors and residents alike.
Hay River Construction Workers Placing  Wall
Giving preference to businesses owned and operated in the NWT on government contracts.
Business and Economic Development, Business Intelligence, Networking, GNWT, Industry, Tourism and Investment
This program can help connect you with the information and contacts you need to build your business.
Colville Lake Kapami Co-Op
Information and support relating to co-operatives, their benefits, and starting them in the NWT.
Sahtu Winter Road
Improving access and resources for local economic initiatives across the Northwest Territories.
Community-based economic initiatives delivered in each region by Community Futures Development Corporations.
This program provides funding to qualified organizations to hire and maintain community tourism coordinators.
funding to community governments and non-government organizations to support new and innovative infrastructure projects.
A public, comprehensive database of government contracting to support accountability and transparency.
Small Mine Site
Funding to exploration companies who propose new exploration projects or are already carrying out NWT mineral exploration work.
Economic Development Officer, Northwest Territories, Sahtu, South Slave, North Slave, Beaufort Delta, Deh Cho
A network of experienced, knowledgeable staff to connect you to valuable information, contacts, and support to help you succeed.
Mentorship support for new and inexperienced entrepreneurs.
Filmmaker at Work in the Elements
Support for qualified applicants to start businesses, improve their capacity, and help communities expand their economy.