The Government of the Northwest Territories are working to find ways to grow the Territory’s economy.

Premier Bob McLeod is leading an NWT delegation to the 2018 Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver this month. The delegation will include Cabinet Members, MLAs and representatives from the NWT’s Indigenous governments.

Premier McLeod said the Territory needs to create good middle class jobs.

Our residents deserve the opportunity to achieve economic self-determination, and Canada must come to the table with a vision that reflects the aspirations and goals of Northerners, and make decisions that support our growth, not impede it.

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Wally Schumann, mentioned how the mining sector is an integral part of the NWT’s economy.

With our original diamond projects approaching the end of their mine life, we need to generate industry interest and investment in our territory just to maintain our current economic reality into the future. That means investments in exploration, new mines and supporting infrastructure.

The Government of the Northwest Territories described the annual Roun­­­dup as one of the world’s premier technical mineral exploration conferences.