The Northwest Territories’ prosperity depends on job-creating entrepreneurs, not unions!

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) needs to create a better environment to own and operate a small- or medium-sized business. The GNWT needs to act now:

  • The NWT’s small business tax rate is one of the highest in Northern and Western Canada.
  • There has been no action on regulatory reform by the territorial government.
  • Public sector salaries and unfunded pension liabilities are growing fast.
  • The shortage of qualified labour is becoming worse and worse.
  • High energy prices are a pressure point for independent business.