Northwest Territories, Government of
Government of the Northwest Territories employees commuting to work

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Northwest Territories, Government of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Government of the Northwest Territories created a graduate internship program to recruit qualified post-secondary Northern graduates into positions related to their field of study and offers summer student opportunities in a broad range of disciplines
  • Government of the Northwest Territories maintains a "New Professionals Committee" to help members build relationships and networks, provide formal and informal mentoring with senior leaders and to promote cooperation and collaboration between new professionals in different governments
Government of the Northwest Territories employees during a meeting   (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 5,950
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3.3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Northwest Territories, Government of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • Government of the Northwest Territories established a Diversity and Inclusion Unit comprised of a Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, an Aboriginal HR Specialist and two Workforce Diversity Officers -- and recently conducted an inclusive public service survey as well as a dedicated Aboriginal inclusion survey
  • 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 -- the committee also invites community organizations such as the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Northwest Territories Autism Society to attend meetings
  • Government of the Northwest Territories maintains an Aboriginal Management Development Program to enhance the leadership and management skills of Aboriginal employees who aspire to management roles -- and also maintains an Aboriginal Employees Advisory Committee to help increase workforce representation of Aboriginals in the public service
Government of the Northwest Territories employee

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 5,950
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Diversity Officer, Duty to Accommodate Officer
Formal commitment maintains an Aboriginal employees advisory committee as well as an advisory committee on employability
Diversity training and awareness training on a number of topics including disabilities awareness, Aboriginal cultural awareness and mental health
Diversity highlights government-wide Traditional Knowledge Policy to ensure that Aboriginal knowledge, values and experience are passed down, Aboriginal Management Development Program, works with the Status of Women Council of Northwest Territories to promote the advancement of women in leadership

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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.
Government of the Northwest Territories employees

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

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