BDIC webinars for entrepreneurs

We invite you to attend the BDIC free webinars for entrepreneurs. Participants must register a day before the webinar at BDIC or by calling at 867-767-9075. The webinars will be available at BDIC’s office, 7th floor of the Northwestel Tower in Yellowknife. Residents of communities outside of Yellowknife can contact BDIC for assistance on how to follow the webinars.

SESSION TITLE                   DATE TIME
Mastering Social Media to Grow your Small Business Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:00-5:30 pm
Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More Friday, June 16, 2017 10:00-1:00 pm
TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:00-1:00 pm
Getting Incorporated:  Essential Steps and Legal Tips Wednesday, June 21, 2017 2:00-5:00 pm
Get-Ready for Farmers, Pop-up and Craft Markets Monday, June 26, 2017 11:30-1:00 pm
Security Requirements: Doing Business with the Government of Canada Wednesday, June 28, 2017 2:00-4:30 pm
How To Do Business With The Federal Government Thursday, July 6, 2017 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Finding Opportunities On The New Monday, July 17, 2017 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Bidding and Procurement Process With The Federal Government Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:30 – 4:00 pm



Back on the Employment Cafe

This edition we welcomed no less than 186 people to the Employment Cafe!
It was with great pleasure that we offered the opportunity for employers and job seekers to meet in Yellowknife from 5PM to 7PM. Nearly 20 employers from all fields of activity have had the opportunity to have a first contact with many potential employees. The next edition will take place in the fall of 2017.
To see more photos of the spring edition of Café-emploi, click here.

Did you know that?

(In French only)

Selon nos statistiques de 2015-2016, nos plus grands nombres de visiteurs (en ordre décroissant) provenaient des pays suivants : Canada, États-Unis, Japon, Chine, Corée, Australie, Royaume-Uni, Allemagne, Afrique du Sud, France, Norvège et Italie.Le nombre de voyageurs aux TNO provenant de la Chine a considérablement augmenté au cours des six dernières années. Selon les enquêtes à la sortie de l’aéroport, en 2010-2011, on a recensé 84 voyageurs provenant de la Chine, mais ce chiffre est passé à 5 035 en 2015-2016.

Are you self-employed? Know your tax obligations

As a self-employed person, you and your spouse or common-law partner have until midnight on Thursday, June 15, 2017, to file your 2016 income tax and benefit returns.

The legislated date for paying an income tax balance owing is April 30. Since that date is a Sunday in 2017, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will consider your full payment as made on time if the CRA receives your payment by midnight on May 1 or if your submission with the payment is postmarked no later than that date.

If you have amounts owing and the CRA receives your return after the June 15 deadline, the CRA may charge you a late-filing penalty.

Important facts

  • You have to report your income from any business you run yourself or with a partner. For more information, go to
  • If you own a business or are engaged in a commercial activity, keep complete and detailed records. Your records should be detailed enough to calculate the tax you owe and to support any deduction or credit you are claiming. They also must be supported by original documents.
  • Keep your supporting documents for six years after the end of the tax year to which they relate. Even if you don’t have to attach certain supporting documents to your return or you are filing your return online, keep them in case we review your return. We may ask you to prove your claims for deductions or credits with documents other than official receipts, like cancelled cheques or bank statements.
  • If you get income that has not enough or no income tax withheld during the year, you may have to pay tax by instalments. Some of the situations where this may happen are if you have rental, investment, or self-employment income, certain pension payments, or income from more than one job. For more information, go to

For more details on preparing your 2016 income tax and benefit return, visit

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Press Release

Launching a Major Project for Canada’s Francophone Community
The Government of Canada supports the creation of a tourism corridor for the 150th anniversary of Confederation


March 17, 2017 – Gatineau – Canadian Heritage


The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced that a project for a Francophone heritage, culture and tourism corridor has been approved to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Canadian Heritage is supporting this project with funding of $2.4 million in 2016–18; the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE Canada) will be responsible for its implementation.

This project emerged from the 2015 Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie in Toronto, which brought together the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for Francophone affairs. The corridor will highlight the tourist attractions of all provinces and territories in Canada with a Francophone cultural heritage.

RDÉE Canada, whose mission is to promote the economic development of Canada’s Francophone and Acadian communities, has already appointed a coordinator. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, has also expressed a strong interest in the project.

“Our two official languages are at the heart of who we are, and we are proud to support the French language and culture in Canada. This project, adopted by all provinces and territories, will promote community development and make Canada’s Francophone communities better known across Canada and around the world. It will leave a major legacy of the 150th anniversary of Confederation for the country’s Francophones and Francophiles.”
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“Canada is an outstanding destination, and this project is an asset that enriches what Canada has to offer. By highlighting the French language, we hope to give visitors a rewarding experience and wonderful memories of an important aspect of our identity.”
—The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism

“Our network is very pleased to be entrusted with the responsibility of implementing such an innovative, unifying and beneficial project for Francophone and Acadian communities throughout Canada. This historic project will highlight the contributions of all of Canada’s Francophone communities to the development of our country, and will support Canada’s tourism industry. We thank the Government of Canada for its leadership and the provincial and territorial governments for their collaboration. Through this synergy, this project will help unify Francophone communities and build Canadian economic prosperity.”
—Jean-Guy Bigeau, President and CEO, RDÉE Canada


Quick Facts
• More than four centuries of French presence have profoundly marked Canada’s history and heritage.
• All provinces and territories of Canada have Francophone or Acadian communities.
• The corridor will include sites, tourist attractions, museums and service points that reflect the French fact in Canada.
• The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and communities are at the heart of the celebrations.
• The major themes for Canada 150 are diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the environment and youth.


Associated Links

Canada 150
Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (French only)
Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
Small Business and Tourism

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