YELLOWKNIFE, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Far from the stereotype of a dark, cold, isolated, frontier environment, today's Northwest Territories is leading the way with fresh, vibrant approaches to economic development.
There's a new face, for example, on the 80-year-old oil and gas play in the Norman Wells area. Changes in infrastructure development address Arctic warming and provide a stage for opportunity and innovations. Gold is regaining its traditional lustre while diamonds continue to drive exploration. And high tech communication is giving even the most remote communities access to the Canadian mainstream.
Comemakeyourmark.ca, the recruiting website for business promoting careers in the Northwest Territories, offers a dramatic range of opportunities. In one week, jobs listed included an equestrian instructor, a structural engineer, an exploration geologist, and a shipyard manager.
No husky wranglers here, although dog mushing is making a comeback in some of the NWT's 33 communities. Instead there's a range of highly skilled technical jobs on offer, from IT support to aircraft maintenance. Financial skills are also in demand with northern businesses.
The website's theme, Move Up, beckons city dwellers to give up 80-minute commutes and overpriced housing for small town life with big city perks. The new Northwest Territories offers high paying jobs and a unique, family friendly lifestyle.
SOURCE: Outcrop Communications Ltd.
For further information:
Industry Tourism and Investment
Government of the Northwest Territories