Expression of Interest - Intern - Business Development Officer

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Industry, Tourism and Investment
Job ID: 21385
Salary: $68,075 - $81,296
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Jan 20, 2022

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

This position is responsible for supporting the delivery of the Department's business development programs with a focus on small and medium sized applications/proposals that may be of a sensitive nature. Program delivery responsibilities will include investigation, analysis, proposal development, evaluation, and where appropriate, aftercare, and monitoring of client progress.

Located in Yellowknife, and  reporting  to  the  Manager,  Trade  and  Investment,  the  Business Development Officer - Intern is responsible for determining the appropriate  type  of financial assistance required, meeting the needs of businesses applying for financial assistance.

Working alongside, and in support of, the North Slave Business Development Officers, this position  evaluates, and supports evaluation of,  business  development  applications  to  determine  their  eligibility  and  financial  viability.   Inadequate   analysis   could   lead to inappropriate decisions   involving the   use   of   Government   and/or   private sector funds,   as well as   impact   the    Department's    credibility.    This position is responsible for providing advisory assistance to clients, and businesses and/or recommending them to the appropriate agencies.

Typically attained by:

A Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, or similar.  A Class 5 Drivers License is required.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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.


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

COVID-19 Vaccine

All employees of the GNWT are required to comply with the GNWT's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which can be found here:   

Nothing in this policy shall excuse, impair, or vary the requirement of any employees whose position or duties are Federally regulated to comply with applicable Federal Regulations.

New hire employees for some positions may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before a formal employment offer is extended. Exemptions are not permitted for these positions, however accommodation is available as required under the GNWT's Duty to Accommodate Injury and Disability Policy and under the Human Rights Act. 


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 21385         

Closing Date: January 20, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $34.91 per hour (approximately $68,074.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.