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How many official languages are there in the NWT?

11 official languages

Is Yellowknife dangerous?

Yellowknife is a small isolated city and as a result it does not share the level of crime associated with larger centres. Violent crime is nearly unheard of here, however petty crime is a minor problem in the downtown core, especially in the Gold Range Hotel area which is frequented by loiterers.

Who owns Northwest Territories?

In 1870, the British government transferred control of the North-Western Territory to Canada, and the Hudson’s Bay Company sold Rupert’s Land to the new dominion for 300,000 pounds sterling. The combined area was renamed the Northwest Territories.

What is the main industry in Yellowknife?

Diamonds were discovered in the area in 1991, and with the founding of three operating diamond mines within short flights of Yellowknife, the city is once again getting in touch with its mining roots. Tourism, transportation, and communications are other significant Yellowknife industries.

How does Northwest Territories make money?

Mining is an integral part of the NWT economy. Over the years, the focus of mining in the region has moved from base and precious metals (such as uranium, gold, lead and zinc) to primarily diamonds. For example, diamonds at Lac de Gras, 300 km north of Yellowknife, attracted much attention in the 1990s.

Is Northwest Territories rich?

The Northwest Territories has the highest median personal income in Canada, with that income concentrated in its largest communities, and among its non-Indigenous residents, according to data provided by the N.W.T. Bureau of Statistics.

Why did Northwest Territories split?

On April 1, 1999 the map of Canada was re-drawn: the Northwest Territories divided into two territories to allow for the creation of Nunavut, a homeland for Canada’s Inuit. The creation of Nunavut is testament to the strength of Inuit political leaders and to the flexibility of Canadian political institutions.

What is the main industry in the Northwest Territories?


What are the Northwest Territories known for?

The Top 10 Attractions in the Northwest Territories

  • Northern Lights. We don’t need to introduce you to the Northern Lights.
  • Great Slave Lake.
  • Nahanni National Park Reserve.
  • Ice Roads.
  • Wood Buffalo National Park.
  • Canol Trail.
  • Dempster Highway.
  • Great Northern Arts Festival.

What are some interesting facts about Northwest Territories?

Virginia Falls in the Nahanni National Park is almost twice the height of Niagara Falls. Two of the largest freshwater lakes (Great Slave Lake and Great Bear) and river systems (Mackenzie River) in North America are in our backyard. Bison roam free in Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada’s largest national park.

What is the biggest industry in Nunavut?

The main industries in Nunavut include arts & crafts, mining, fishing and hunting and trapping. Nunavut is known worldwide for prints and carvings. Mineral exploration and mining are growing industries, but the high cost of travelling to the territory, as well as bringing materials to Nunavut, are a challenge.

Do you get paid to live in Nunavut?

Nunavut Northern Allowance The GN pays a northern allowance to make up the differences in the cost of living between Nunavut communities and larger designated southern centres. The allowance is paid based on the community of employment. Currently, it varies from $15,016 to $34,455 annually.

Can I buy a house in Nunavut?

Any residents of Nunavut that are of 18 years of age can purchase land. Council may impose reasonable residency restrictions on the sale or lease of lots. With a NO vote, all lots could be available for lease subject to residency restrictions.

How much is rent in Nunavut?

This means that average rents in Nunavut’s capital are among the highest in Canada, with the average price of a two-bedroom setting renters back $2,597 per month.

Is it cheap to live in Nunavut?

The cost of housing in Nunavut is more expensive than Canada average and earns a score of 4 out of 10. A cost of housing score of 1 indicates most expensive while a 10 represents cheapest. The cost of health care in Nunavut is more expensive than Canada average and earns a score of 1 out of 10.

How much is toilet paper in Nunavut?

She is frugal but was regularly spending a large portion of her northern stipend on food and other necessities. Toilet paper was over $12.00 for eight rolls, double the price from our ValuMart around the corner at home. Diapers cost families about $30.00 a week for each child.

What is minimum wage in Nunavut?


What is the cheapest place to live in Canada?

The Cheapest Cities to Live in Canada

  • Sault Ste.
  • Rimouski, Quebec.
  • Saint-Georges, Quebec.
  • Timmins, Ontario.
  • Cornwall, Ontario.
  • Quesnel, British Columbia.
  • Bécancour, Quebec.
  • Sept-Îles, Quebec.

Can a visitor buy a house in Canada?

Can foreigners buy property in Canada? Canada has a relatively open-door policy for foreigners looking to buy property, and non-residents have the same ownership rights as residents.

Can I live in Canada as a US citizen?

There are a few ways you can move to Canada if you’re a US citizen, and you don’t have to become a Canadian citizen to live there. You can get a regular visitor visa and stay up to six months, request to extend your stay in Canada as a visitor, or become a permanent resident.

How long can you live in Canada without a visa?

If you are a U.S. citizen visiting Canada, you may enter and stay for up to three months without a visa. For most others, a visa is required and a letter of invitation from a Canadian citizen can seriously strengthen the potential of an application.

Can I buy Canadian citizenship?

In the case of Canada, the stipulated minimum investment that gets you automatic citizenship is 400,000 Canadian dollars or about Rs 1.4 crore. With the RBI increasing the limit from $25,000 to $50,000 and then to $100,000 last month, ‘buying’ foreign citizenship has become possible.