Northwest Territories Immigration
Northwest Territories is a vast, beautiful Canadian territory that is located north of the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, west of Nunavut territory and east of Yukon territory.
This territory used to be even larger than it is, but the eastern section of Northwest Territories was carved out to create Canada’s newest territory of Nunavut in 1999.
There are approximately 45,161 people who live in Northwest Territories and the largest city is Yellowknife (population 19,569), which is also the territorial capital.
Much of Northwest Territories is covered by scenic boreal pine forests, while the northern Arctic region is mainly tundra.
The Mackenzie Mountains are the biggest mountain range in Northwest Territories and Keele Peake is the highest point at 2,072 meters (9,751 feet).
Some of the animals living in Northwest Territories include Arctic foxes, caribou, polar bears, seals and walruses
The Mackenzie River is a major waterway that starts at the Great Slave Lake and flows north into the Arctic Ocean’s Beaufort Sea.
Great Slave Lake is North America’s deepest lake, with a depth of 614 meters (2,014 feet), while the Great Bear Lake is the biggest lake completely inside Canada (i.e., the Great Lakes are partially in Canada and partly in the United States).
The economy of Northwest Territories is based primarily on natural resources (e.g., mining gold and more recently diamonds; timber; oil and gas), services, public administration, and tourism.
Several festivals are held in Northern Territories, including the Great Northern Arts Festival, Folk on the Rocks music festival, and the Snowking Winter Festival.
Northwest Territories is a great place for hiking, camping backpacking, fishing, boating and other outdoor activities.
Some of the nature areas include Wood Buffalo National Park (most of which is in neighboring Alberta) and Nahanni National Park Reserve (home to majestic Virginia Falls).
The territorial capital, Yellowknife, is situated on the north shore of Great Slave Lake.
Yellowknife was originally a mining town founded when gold was discovered nearby, however, government services (territorial and federal) has been the dominant business sector for the past four decades.
The other top business sectors in the Yellowknife area include: diamond mining, tourism, healthcare, transportation, communications, education, and commerce.
Points of interest in the Yellowknife area include: the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre; Hidden Lake Territorial Park; Cameron Falls Trail and Ramparts; Aurora Village; Frame Lake Trail; Prelude Lake Territorial Park; Down to Earth Gallery; and Niven Lake Trail.
Yellowknife attracts a lot of tourists who come to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the winter.
Whether you apply for immigration to Northwest Territories or simply want to visit, there is plenty to see and do in this scenic Canadian territory!
DISCLAIMER: This guide is not and shall not be considered as professional or expert advice.