Deputy Minister - Industry, Tourism and Investment

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Industry, Tourism and Investment
Job ID: 17510
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Information

The Government of Northwest Territories is seeking a Deputy Minister for the Industry, Tourism and Investment Department. The mandate of the Department is to promote economic self-sufficiency through the responsible development of the NWT mineral and petroleum resources; the development of natural resource industries, including agriculture, commercial fishing and the traditional economy; and the promotion and support of tourism, trade and investment, business, manufacturing and secondary industries, to create a prosperous, diverse and sustainable economy for the benefit of all NWT residents.

The Deputy Minister will provide effective advice to support the Premier, Minister, and Legislative Assembly to address the unique economic development challenges of the Northwest Territories. This individual will provide leadership to staff across the department and is a key member of the corporate leadership team for the territory, delivering on Cabinet priorities and moving key agendas forward. They will work closely with local and First Nations governments, provincial, and federal partners, as well as industry associations and the business community to drive innovative economic development initiatives and to position the territory to take advantage of new and emerging opportunities and programs.

The ideal candidate brings strategic vision, leadership acumen, and highly developed relationship skills to this senior position. The Deputy Minister will have experience working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholder groups, and have the ability to build meaningful partnerships that support economic development and future sustainability, in a changing economic environment. The ideal candidate will have prior experience within a related portfolio.
The successful candidate will have a graduate degree, along with at least 15 years of progressive senior level management experience within a complex, public sector setting. A combination of education and experience will also be considered.

This position is located in the City of Yellowknife, a thriving multi-cultural community of 20,000 located on the shores of Great Slave Lake. You’ll find all the amenities of a big city, without the traffic. There are year-round outdoor (and indoor) activities, and a wide variety of individual and team sports leagues. Upon moving to Yellowknife you’ll find a welcoming community that quickly becomes home.

If you are ready to take a leadership role in ensuring a positive future for the Northwest Territories, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or forward your resume and related materials to

Online applications will receive an automated confirmation, however only those under consideration for the role with be contacted.


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

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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.

Salary Information

The Government of the Northwest Territories offers a generous compensation package, including a defined benefit pension plan. The salary is negotiable.