Employer Awards

 

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why the Government of the Northwest Territories was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • The Government of the Northwest Territories established a Diversity and Inclusion Unit comprised of a Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, an Aboriginal Human Resources Specialist and two Workforce Diversity Officers -- and recently conducted an inclusive public service survey as well as a dedicated Aboriginal inclusion survey.
  • The Government of the Northwest Territories manages an Advisory Committee on Employability which acts as a consultative body to the Deputy Minister's Human Resources Committee and provides advice on ways to promote inclusion and increase workforce representation of persons with disabilities -- the committee also invites community organizations such as the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Northwest Territories Autism Society to attend meetings.
  • The Government of the Northwest Territories maintains an Aboriginal Management Development Program to enhance the leadership and management skills of Aboriginal employees who aspire to management roles -- and also maintains an Aboriginal Employees Advisory Committee to help increase workforce representation of Aboriginals in the public service.

 

 

 

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why the Government of the Northwest Territories was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • The Government of the Northwest Territories created a Graduate Internship Program to recruit qualified post-secondary Northern graduates into positions related to their field of study and offers summer student opportunities in a broad range of disciplines.
  • The Government of the Northwest Territories maintains a New Professionals' Committee to help members build relationships and networks, provide formal and informal mentoring with senior leaders and to promote cooperation and collaboration between new professionals in different governments.