Conference on African and Black Community Entrepreneurship in the Northwest Territories

For the first edition of the Conference on African and Black Community Entrepreneurship in the Northwest Territories, CDÉTNO, La Chambre de Commerce Canada Mali, Black Advisory Hub, BACupNorth, Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce and NWT Chamber of Commerce are getting together to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Black entrepreneurs in Canada and Mali.

The event will take place on May 28th from 1pm to 4:30pm, at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife and online.

Registration and program:

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

Information session about CELPIP

Free online information session on the English language test, CELPIP:

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. (MST).

Feel free to pass this on to anyone who may be interested in participating!

Citizen Application Info Session

The Intercultural Centre, together with the Collège Nordique, organizes a group information session on the citizenship application process on June 29th, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

In-person and online (hybrid), we will be discussing the steps involved in the process of applying for Canadian citizenship.

The objective of the session is to demystify the process itself. The event is open to all.

For more info and registration, please contact Stephanie:

Welcoming and integration study

Are you a GNWT department, organization, institution, business or group (formal or informal) that promotes, supports and/or accompanies newcomers to the NWT?

We would like to identify all the players in the territory to conduct a study with the goal of making the NWT an excellent place to settle, start a family, work, and invest for newcomers.

Please let us know who you are by filling out this form

*Does your organization not approve of welcoming newcomers to the NWT? We want to hear from you too! Please fill out the form.

Outdoor activities for the whole family

Spring is coming and it’s perfect to spend an afternoon in the forest with your family! The SWIS and Youth Entrepreneurship programs of CDETNO have planned outdoor activities in the forest on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 1 to 4 pm.
On the program: campfire, hot dog, crafts, and treasure hunt.
The activity is intended for parents and children, free transportation by minibus will be available.
The departure will be from City Hall in Yellowknife at 12:30 pm.
Sign up by email: or by phone at 866 823-3866
Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 23. Space is limited.

Call for immigrant advisory table volunteer

We want to hear about your experience of settling in Yellowknife. Sharing your first-hand experience and insight on living as an immigrant in Yellowknife will inform and support the work of the Yellowknife Immigration Partnership (YIP).

YIP is seeking new members for its Immigrant Advisory Table. We are looking for volunteers who were born outside of Canada and who represent a variety of ages, educational backgrounds, countries of origin, and experiences.

Last date for registration: June 20, 2022

Information and registration by sending an email to:
Malini Sengupta, Yellowknife Immigration Partnership (YIP):

Tax Clinic

CDÉTNO is happy to inform you that our free Tax Clinic is now open, as of March 1st, 2022! Indeed, it is tax season: it is time to submit your taxes for the year 2021. The deadline to submit your income taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is April 30th, 2022.

Through the Income Tax Assistance-Volunteer Program (ITAVP), the CRA and local community programs (like CDÉTNO) have partnered up to offer free, volunteer-based services to low-income persons with a simple tax situation. The volunteer(s) will help eligible people, including but not limited to newcomers, to fill in their tax declarations.

To access this free service, please contact our participating volunteer:

Isidore Guy Makaya

  • You can email him your income statements (= T4) at
  • You can also request an appointment (phone, in-person or virtual) by calling +1-867-688-6030 (reachable after 6:00pm and on weekends)

For additional information, or to check your eligibility to the service, please click here:  About free tax clinics –

Catherine Lemire, Regional Visibility Program Officer – Western RegionCanada Revenue Agency – Government of Canada / Tél. : 1 867-444-0751

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 ou par téléphone au 867-873-8790 poste 106

Looking forward to seeing you all at this conference!