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Virtual Employment Café

CDETNO is pleased to invite you to its Virtual Job Café.

Are you a job seeker?

Our next job fair will be VIRTUALLY on November 25th, 2020 from 5 pm to 7 pm on Zoom.

Come network in a professional and relaxed atmosphere!

You are an employer and have vacancies?

Come recruit and find your ideal candidate. It is free !

We will send you the login information 3 days before the event.

How to register: Reserve a spot today by contacting Aleksandar Kovacevic or registering on eventbrite before November 22nd.

National Francophone Immigration Week 2020

From November 1st to 7, 2020, Canada will be celebrating National Francophone Immigration Week, an initiative of the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadiennes (FCFA). To mark the occasion, Conseil de développement économique des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (CDETNO), the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and the Réseau en Immigration francophone (RIFTNO) are honouring four Francophone immigrants who chose the Northwest Territories as their new home.

They talk to us about their immigrant journeys, the challenges they may have encountered and their Soft spot.

They certainly have different backgrounds, however, they all have one thing in common: They all came to Canada’s North and decided to stay here!

Get to know Awa, Cecile A., Cecile F. and Edouard during National Francophone Immigration Week on our social media Facebook – Twitter

You can also read their stories on our page.

CDETNO’s Annual General Meeting

CDETNO’s Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 6 PM, via Zoom due to COVID Restrictions.

The Agenda:

It will include a review of the past year, the presentation of the Annual Report and financial statements, the Board of Directors election.

Two positions are available on CDETNO’s Board of Directors! If you’d like to be a part of our board of directors, please contact us or attend the AGM.

Your presence at our Annual General Meeting and commitment to the economic development of our community is always appreciated.

Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to

Information on how to log in via Zoom at the Annual General Meeting will be sent to you afterwards.

General Annual Meeting 2018-2019

CDETNO is pleased to invite members and the general public to its General Annual Meeting (AGM) on October 16, 2019, at 5:30 PM at Union of Northern Workers (Stantec), Yellowknife.

Agenda: review of the past year, election of the board of directors, presentation of the Annual Report and the financial statements.

Three positions are available at CDETNO’s board of directors. If you’d like to be a part of our board of directors, you can contact François Afane at or attend the Annual General Meeting. Only members in order (Regular and Élite) who master French can apply.

You can confirm your participation at the General Annual Meeting at

Recruit at the Employment Cafe, on September 25th, 2019

Do you have positions to fill in your organization?

Come recruit at our Employment Cafe on September 25th, 2019, from 5 to 7 pm at the Greenstone Building.

Meet with job seekers in a professional but relaxed atmosphere. Book your table by contacting Aleksandar Kovacevic . It’s free for everyone!

Looking for a job? The Employment Cafe is back.
Come with your Resume and your best smile to network in a relaxed atmosphere!

Seeking your donations of outdoor work and office wear



Dress to Impress is seeking mild & cold weather outdoor work wear and office wear in all sizes, styles and for all genders. Clothing is accessed by local job seekers for interviews and for the first weeks on the job. With the support of the community-at-large and via the GNWT Anti-poverty fund, Dress to Impress supported 71 individuals working for 21 employers in 2018-2019.

Dress to Impress provides jobseekers with professional clothing to wear to upcoming job interviews and the first weeks on the job. Its single aim is to reduce the initial costs to those who are beginning employment.


How can you help

Dress to Impress is seeking warm & cold weather outdoor work wear and office wear in all sizes, styles and for all genders. Items in high demand include;

  • safety work boots, coats, and overalls (both mild and cold weather gear);
  • office wear (pants, shirts, sweaters, blouses etc.) including accessories (belts, shoes, etc.)


Donated clothing should be gently worn, appropriate, in good condition, contemporary and clean. Consider items that are permanent press, washable and do not require dry cleaning.

Any clothing received and not used by Dress to Impress will be donated to local charities.


Drop off location

  • NWT Career Centre – Suite 102, 5204 – 50th Avenue (Diamond Plaza)

For more information, contact (867) 873-8790 or email

CDETNO announces the hiring of its new Executive Director

Yellowknife, March 20th, 2018 – CDETNO is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr François Afane as its new Executive Director. Mr Afane will start his new position April 9th and will succeed Antoine Gagnon, who will leave his position on April 13th, after more than three years as CDETNO’s Executive Director.

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