Home to North America’s Diamond Capital; a rich mining history with potential for new discoveries. The Northwest Territories is committed to doing our part to support responsible resource development. This sector has been the backbone of our economy for decades and is the biggest source of private sector jobs and income for our residents. We are a region rich in resource potential – including minerals that will fuel the global green economy and support climate change efforts. As a government, we will continue to welcome development and continue to offer a suite of programs and incentives to encourage exploration. We are also committed to expanding the transportation and energy infrastructure that will enable this sector to grow, while creating prosperity for the NWT.
A well-developed mining sector built on a rich history of world-class discoveries and untapped mineral potential that holds the promise of new wealth.
Strong support for mining among NWT residents; and active participation by Indigenous governments and communities who share the commercial and economic benefits from mining.
A highly-skilled resident workforce and service and supply sector; and a suite of incentive and training programs to encourage and support exploration and development.