Liaison Tour 2022

For this edition of the 2022 Liaison Tour, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in collaboration with RDÉE Canada, CDÉTNO and the Yellowknife CFA is organizing an innovative event, especially for Northern employers and partners.

For the first time, the Liaison Tour will welcome in Yellowknife the IRCC delegation as well as a conference regrouping the 3 northern territories and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

On this special occasion, we invite you to join us for a chance to discuss the labour shortage issues you are facing in the NWT and the solutions that can be found to address them.

The Liaison Tour will be your space to:

  • Learn about IRCC’s programs as well as those of the provinces and territories in northern and rural areas that support Francophone immigration to meet your needs;
  • Discover potential pools of Francophone candidates through which you can hire talent;
  • Identify the services available to assist you in recruiting qualified workers in Canada and abroad (Destination Canada Forum Mobility, Virtual Job Fairs, Public Employment Services);
  • Target the services that can help you integrate and retain newcomers;
  • Highlight the added value of Francophone immigration during the conference on the theme of economic immigration, advantages, and challenges within the company told by employers and employees;
  • Exchange and discuss the needs of the labour market in the context of the post-pandemic and longer term.

The hybrid Liaison Tour will take place on September 22-23, 2022, in person at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife or online at your convenience.

Register now at www.pheedloop.com/TNeL/site.

Employment Café – 23rd Edition

The 23rd Edition of the Employment Café will be held on May 11, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Are you an employer? Come and recruit in a professional and relaxed atmosphere!Employer registration by email: emplois@cdetno.com.

Are you looking for a permanent or seasonal job? Come and network with employers who are recruiting.

Location: NWT Career Centre

Suite 102, 5204 50 Av, Diamond Plaza Building, Yellowknife

* Refreshments available on site

22nd Edition Employment Café

Our next Employment Café will be on March 23rd, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. online for employers of the south slave region.

Are you a job seeker?

Come network in a professional and relaxed atmosphere!

Sign up by clicking here.

You are an employer and have vacancies?

Come recruit and find your ideal candidate. You can reserve your spot by clicking here. It is free!

See you soon!

For further information please contact Ghyslain Letourneau by email: emplois@cdetno.com

Employment Café 21st Édition

Our next Employment Café will be on March 2nd, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. online.

Are you a job seeker?

Come network in a professional and relaxed atmosphere!

Sign up by clicking here.

You are an employer and have vacancies?

Come recruit and find your ideal candidate. You can reserve your spot by clicking here. It is free!

See you soon!

For further information please contact Ghyslain Letourneau by email: emplois@cdetno.com

Pan-Territorial conference/discussion: The benefit and retention of the immigrant workforce

You are an employer, you are hiring, or do you have plans to hire immigrants within your company? Would you like to learn more about immigrant workforce retention in your company or share with us your good practices on this subject?

If so, come and participate in our hybrid (face-to-face/online) conference discussion for employers on:

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (MST)

The event will have two parts:

In the first part, the speakers will address the following topics

  1. The benefit that French-speaking immigration brings to businesses
  2. Best practices and challenges related to the retention of immigrant labour in the NWT, Yukon, and Nunavut.

The second part will consist of a group discussion on the above-mentioned topics.

The networking evening will take place after the conference.

Registration by clicking here

An email with the detailed program will be sent to you 3 days before the conference.

If you have additional questions, please contact our immigration, recruitment, and employability referent:

Ghyslain Letourneau par courriel à emplois@cdetno.com ou par téléphone au 867-873-8790 poste 106

Looking forward to seeing you all at this conference!

B2B Virtual Fair

The B2B Virtual Fair will take place online, during two half-days, on October 26 and 27, 2021.
The B2B Virtual Fair will be a space to:

  • introduce you to potential pools of francophone candidates through which you can hire talent;
  • inform you about IRCC and provincial and territorial programs that support francophone immigration;
  • introduce you to the various services available to help you in your recruitment in Canada and abroad (Destination Canada Forum Mobility, Virtual Job Fairs, Public Employment Services);
  • exchange on the needs of the labour market in the context of the pandemic and in the longer term.

The B2B Virtual Fair will also host practical workshops to equip you with tools and resources for international recruitment.

Register now by clicking here.

The 2021 Liaison Tour starts tomorrow!

The Liaison Tour hosts two major events: the Community meetings and the B2B Virtual Fair for employers.

September 14 and 15, 2021 – Meeting sessions for community stakeholders!

The goal of the community meetings is to position Francophone immigration as a solution for Canadian employers and to discuss its impact on the communities. They will also allow to:

  • discover the tools available to you in order to attract qualified francophone and bilingual
    workers;
  • learn about the francophone Mobility program;
  • identify services to foster workforce retention.

Sign up by clicking here

NWT Circular Economy Movement

Are you interested in sustainable development? Would you like to help us develop the NWT Circular Economy Movement?


We invite you to be a part of the NWT Circular Economy Movement plan, an exciting initiative taking place in Yellowknife.

The project’s purpose is to develop a Circular Economy Movement Label for Yellowknife by collaborating with a range of local stakeholders. 
Conseil de développement économique des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (CDETNO) is working with Arete Initiative to deliver this project, which is funded by CanNor.

Through monthly virtual workshops from May to July, key stakeholders from the Yellowknife community will explore how to maximize economic, environmental, and social benefits by joining the Circular Economy Movement for their organization and for Yellowknife. 

All workshops will be hosted virtually on Zoom and will run from 10 am until 3 pm MT with a 1-hour break for lunch.

Dates are as follows:

  • Workshop #1:  Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 (Intrduction to Circular Economy)
  • Workshop #2: Thursday, June 10th, 2021 (Community’s Needs and Desire for Circular Economy)
  • Workshop #3: Thursday, July 15th, 2021 (Presentation of a Pilot Circular Economy Program)


If you would like to participate, please send an email to Mila Benoit at: services@cdetno.com