Expression of Interest - Intern - Business Support Policy Analyst

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ITI Trade & Investment

Job Code: 16400

Salary: $67,607 - $80,691

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Limited Competition

Intern placements are available to Northern graduates.  A northern graduate is an individual who has graduated with a diploma or degree from a designated post-secondary institution within a 24 month period prior to applying to the Internship Program or will complete all academic requirements for his/her program within 6 months of applying to the Internship Program. Applications to any intern job posting will only be accepted if you are registered to the Internship Program. For more information on the updated Internship Program including eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit 

Department Information

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) works through wide-ranging partnerships and initiatives to deliver quality programs and services that promote and support economic development, diversification and prosperity in the interest of Northwest Territories residents  – their businesses and communities.

Job Information

The Intern position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Business Development and Programs. 

The mandate of the Minister and the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is to promote economic self-sufficiency through funding, support, and marketing of initiatives designed to foster a positive economic environment in the territory.

The Department is divided into two key program areas; Economic Development and Mines and Petroleum Resources.  The Intern position is located within the Economic Development program, under the Business Support and Trade Division.

A major instrument for the department in carrying out its mandate in promoting and supporting economic and business development is the Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Policy.  The largest contribution program offered by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to support economic and business development and economic diversification, SEED has an annual budget of $3.9 million and is primarily administered by the regional offices in each of the five administrative regions, with some programming and support residing in headquarters. 

Under the guidance of the Manager, Business Development and Programs, the Intern position will also work on developing a training database for the department’s regional offices. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The above knowledge, skills and abilities outlined can be attained with either a Bachelor of Commerce degree or a Bachelor of Management Degree.  Other relevant degrees may be considered. Post graduate degrees in applicable program areas, will be considered an asset as they will demonstrate the potential incumbents ability to work independently and with ITI staff located across the north.


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Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $34.67per hour (approximately $67,607. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term positions.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16400         

Closing Date: January 17, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445