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: swis@cdetno.com 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): lip@cdetno.com

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 brevelk@gmail.com
  • 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 – Canada.ca

Catherine Lemire, Regional Visibility Program Officer – Western RegionCanada Revenue Agency – Government of Canada catherine.lemire@cra-arc.gc.ca / 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 emplois@cdetno.com ou par téléphone au 867-873-8790 poste 106

Looking forward to seeing you all at this conference!

Exhibition ‘Arts and cultures with a thousand flavors’

As part of the Francophone Immigration Week, CDETNO and the CFA invite Francophones, Francophiles, and Franco-curious to come and discover the cultural diversity of francophone immigration in the NWT Saturday, November 13th, 2021 from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. (MDT).

To close the Francophone Immigration week, we will have an exhibition of art objects, clothing, and cultural objects; this activity is free and open to all at NWTCareer Centre (due to sanitary restrictions, the premises will only be accessible to a maximum of 25 people simultaneously).

→ Please register by clicking here

Career Centre of CDETNO
Suite 102, 5204 50e Avenue,
Diamond Plaza Building, Yellowknife

*Due to public health restrictions, the premises will only be accessible to a maximum of 25 people simultaneously

Immigration information session


Want to learn more about settling in Canada or the process of inviting foreign workers to join your team? Tune into our one-hour information session – organized by CDÉTNO and GNWT – where we will dive into the different types of work permits available for both anglophone and francophone skilled workers. Whether you are an employer looking to hire or an individual seeking information to get you further along in your own immigration process, we welcome you to join us: Monday, November 8th, 2021 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (MDT).

Note that this event will be held predominantly in French, with English simultaneous translation, and will be followed by a question and answer period.


  • Antoine Gagnon | NWT Nominee Program
  • Athulya Joseph | French Mobility Program
  • Malini Sengupta | Permanent residency and Citizenship

Click here to register (space is limited).

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
  • learn about the francophone Mobility program;
  • identify services to foster workforce retention.

Sign up by clicking here