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!

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.

Winter Seasonal Blues

Autumn signifies changes. Leaves begin falling. Trees turn orange. A loss of energy and liveliness. Your mood swings. Temperatures getting colder. The days getting shorter… All this reminds us that winter is coming!

To be adequately prepared, CDÉTNO in collaboration with Réseau TNO Santé, invites you to participate in an information and discussion online workshop on Friday, October 15th, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the theme of seasonal winter blues.

Our guest speaker, Valérie Leclerc, TRA, Counsellor Therapist, will assist you in better understanding this phenomenon by sharing tools, tips, and tricks in order for participants to be able to anticipate and mitigate the effects of seasonal winter blues.

Free registration until October 13th, 2021, 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

CDETNO Annual General Meeting

CDETNO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 7 p.m., online on Zoom and in-person at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife (only a few places will be available at the Explorer Hotel).  

The Agenda

It will include a review of the past year, the presentation of the 2020-20201 Annual Report and financial statements, the Board of Directors election.

Two positions are available on CDETNO’s Board of Directors! If you are interested, please send your application before the AGM to the Executive Director or attend the AGM.

Please note that only duly registered CDETNO corporate members – who have mastered French – may vote at the meeting and only those members may sit on the Board of Directors. Only one person per member company may vote.

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 If you want to participate in our online AGM, the information to log in on Zoom will be sent to you the day before the AGM.

Categories AGM

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: