Northwest Territories, Government of
ECE Officer at the Government of the Northwest Territories meeting with students   (Photo credit: Dave Brosha)

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

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Northwest Territories, Government of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • 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 offers six different apprenticeship and skilled trades training programs through Aurora College's School of Trades, Apprenticeship and Industrial Training
Environment and Natural Resources Officers at the Government of the Northwest Territories   (Photo credit: Dave Brosha)

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 5,902
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
Unique initiatives hosts a meet-and-greet for all students within the first few weeks of employment to provide opportunities for students to learn more about the public service, as well as engage with senior-level employees

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
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 benefits 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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