Diamond capital of North America and home to 3 diamond manufacturing plants
One of the fastest-growing economies and communities in the country
Capital city with the highest household income per capita in Canada
Young, well-educated and diverse workforce
83% of all professional, scientific and technical employees in the Northwest Territories (NWT)
Extraordinary scenery and site of major conferences and festivals
Thanks to a stringent monitoring system, the Government is able to guarantee that a Government Certified Canadian Diamond™ is 100% Canadian in origin and was mined, cut, and polished in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Read more about diamonds.
Tourism 2015 builds on the lessons learned and successes of Tourism 2010, the predecessor to the current Plan. Since Tourism 2010 was launched in 2005/2006, the tourism industry in the Northwest Territories has faced new challenges and new opportunities for growth. Read more about tourism in Yellowknife.