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Northwest Territories, Government of
Government of the Northwest Territories employees   (Photo credit: Patrick Kane)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Northwest Territories, Government of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • Government of the Northwest Territories created a government-wide Traditional Knowledge Policy to ensure that Aboriginal knowledge, values and experience are handed down from generation to generation
  • Government of the Northwest Territories maintains an Aboriginal Management Development Program to provide developmental opportunities for Aboriginals entering management positions in order to enhance their leadership and management skills and knowledge -- and also maintains an Aboriginal Employees Advisory Committee to help increase workforce representation of Aboriginals in the public service
  • Government of the Northwest Territories manages an Advisory Committee on Employability, which acts as a consultative body to the deputy minister's human resources committee and provides advice on ways to promote inclusion and increase workforce representation of persons with disabilities
Government of the Northwest Territories employee   (Photo credit: Patrick Kane)

Highlights

Industry Territorial Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Yellowknife NT, Inuvik NT, Norman Wells NT, Fort Simpson NT, Fort Smith NT, Hay River NT
Full-time employees in Canada 5,839
Workforce representation female employees (65 %), female managers (49 %), Aboriginal employees (31 %), Aboriginal managers (22 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, Aboriginal peoples
Formal commitment Diversity Officer (responsible for developing a diversity and inclusion framework as well as related initiatives) Duty to Accommodate Officer (spearheads training and is resource for workplace accommodation), Aboriginal employees advisory committee, advisory committee on employability
Unique diversity initiatives government-wide Traditional Knowledge Policy to ensure that Aboriginal knowledge, values and experience are passed down, Aboriginal Management Development Program

The Career Directory

Northwest Territories, Government of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
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Highlights for New Grads

Industry Territorial Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Yellowknife NT, Inuvik NT, Norman Wells NT, Fort Simpson NT, Fort Smith NT, Hay River NT
Full-time employees in Canada 5,950
Part-time employees in Canada 333
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Airport Management and Operations Officer, Waste Reductions Intern, Workplace Wellness Facilitator, Policy Officer, Film Commissioner, Research Coordinator, Policy and Communications, Land Titles and Infrastructure Planning
Starting salary $65K to $70K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3.3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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