The Government of the Northwest Territories released its plan to improve employment in small communities across the territory.

The Small Communities Employment Strategy will focus on creating jobs for Northerners, as well as help the GNWT in partnering with communities to support the development of community labour market development plans.

Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Caroline Cochrane, made the announcement today. In a statement, she focused on the working class being an important piece of the NWT’s future.

A strong labour market is critical to the economic future of the Northwest Territories. We are focused on working with and supporting small communities to improve training and employment outcomes.

The Small Communities Employment Strategy is a six-year plan that will run through to 2024.