Employment Café is back in April 2024

CDETNO announces its Employment Café which will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Diamond Plaza Building, 5204 Franklin Ave.

This free recruiting, networking, and promotional event is one of a kind in the city of Yellowknife. Throughout the years, we have attracted a diverse workforce ready to meet the needs of local businesses seeking new skills for a stronger territorial economy.

“Yellowknife does not have many opportunities for job seekers and employers to meet face-to-face. Therefore, Employment Café has become a tradition where employers can fill entry-level positions, which is one of their main challenges; they can also meet gems thinking about changing career”, says the executive director of CDETNO François Afane.

To participate, interested companies and organizations should write to emploi@cdetno.com. In their email, they must indicate the information of the contact person(s) as well as their logo.

During the event, each participating organization will have its job offers displayed in the room, and the CDETNO team will facilitate interviews based on the profiles of visitors.

Businesses and organizations that are unable to attend the event in person can still send their offers.

All job offers will also be posted on the CDETNO website for one week after the event.

In 2023, the two Employment Café brought together 109 participants and 30 employers.

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: https://forms.office.com/r/Fa9A8Lf3AZ

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.

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: stephanie@nwtliteracy.ca

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