December 16, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 16, 2013) – The GNWT’s new service directory provides residents and businesses with a more effective and efficient way to find the government services they require.

“The service directory connects people, information, and services,” said Minister of Finance Michael Miltenberger. “Improving our use of technology will reduce red tape by making it easier for our residents to get government services.”

November 28, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 28, 2013) – A new comprehensive occupational health and safety training program will enhance workplace safety and well-being for all GNWT employees.  The GNWT has partnered with the Northern Safety Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to safer northern workplaces, to provide training to employees. 

November 1, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(November 1, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, the health and safety of our employees is of utmost importance in ensuring we have a strong workforce, able to provide services to residents of the NWT.  We have been working aggressively to uphold and enhance occupational health and safety across all Government of the Northwest Territories’ worksites.

October 28, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 28, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, the GNWT is recognised as one of Canada's Top Diversity employers in 2013 for the initiatives we've undertaken to enhance opportunities for Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups. The GNWT is committed to developing and maintaining a public service representative of the people we serve across the NWT.

October 23, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 23, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, increasing employment opportunities where they are most needed is a key priority of this Assembly. We need to connect our labour force with the available public service jobs across the NWT. As part of our Workforce Planning Strategy, the Department of Human Resources is developing a Regional Recruitment Program.  It will incorporate unique approaches to recruitment with on-the-job training so that people across the North have opportunities to be supported in their development as public servants.

October 4, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 4, 2013) - Minister of Human Resources Glen Abernethy announced the launch of a redesigned and improved website today.

“We are proud of the human resources programs and services offered to employees and clients,” said Minister Abernethy. “Investment in technologies to effectively improve internal communications on these programs and services means employees are better able to support the priorities of the Government and meet the expectations of Northerners for high quality services.”

August 15, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (August 15, 2013) – GNWT Careers, a new website from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT),  makes it easier to learn about and apply for positions in the territorial public service and encourages workers throughout the NWT and Canada to balance life and experience living as a GNWT employee.

July 25, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 25, 2013) – The GNWT has been named a Top Ten Innovator for its new Aboriginal Cultural Awareness training. The Innovations in Diversity Awards are granted by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, a magazine that focuses on inclusion in the business, government, non-profit, education, and military sectors throughout North America.

June 20, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 20, 2013) – A new made-in-the-NWT online training program supports Aboriginal cultural awareness for GNWT employees.

June 5, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(June 5, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce a new initiative that aims to promote the Government of the Northwest Territories as an inclusive workplace, a key commitment of 20/20: A Brilliant North, the NWT Public Service Strategic Plan.