Northern lights light up the night sky over teepees, people and snow; Student carefully examines an object.

Study in Northwest Territories

Situated in northern Canada between Yukon and Nunavut, the Northwest Territories (NWT) is a land of untouched beauty. With its extreme northern location comes the opportunity to explore an area of the world many have never seen.

This territory offers a plethora of adventure opportunities, from hiking in a National Park at the top of the world, canoeing a wild northern river few have ever seen, viewing spectacular northern lights and celebrating Indigenous cultures, or hopping on a bush plane and flightseeing over the Nahanni, the Mackenzie Delta, or Great Slave Lake’s East Arm.

The Northwest Territories is the site of intense economic activity. Diamond mining, oil and gas industries, the production and sale of energy, and superior fur trade are a few of the Northwest Territories’ expanding industrial sectors. NWT labour market data forecasts over 28,500 to 36,700 job openings in the NWT over the next 12 years.

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Education in Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories at a glance