Most of what we hear regarding the economy is doom and gloom. Most recently there have been numerous articles pointing out that as Ontario nosedives, the implications will ripple to other provinces. When I was in Vancouver, there were almost daily tweets about layoffs – Electronic Arts, Nokia, 24hours and I personally witnessed layoffs at my (then) employer, Citizens Bank of Canada.
It’s different up here. Nearly boomtown-ish. The diamond mines, while slowing, are still doing business. The gov’t of the NWT, my employer and the NWT’s largest, has and will continue to have less supply than demand for staff. Generally, the mood, while somber, is nothing like the sense gloom I felt down south.
So if you know of anyone looking for a great career opportunity, good money and benefits, and an adventure for a year to two, would you point them to the GNWT’s employment site?
Here’s just a sampling:
Payroll Officer $60K plus great benefits (incl 3 weeks holiday 1st year)
Policy Analyst $77K plus great ….
Community Development Coordinator (term 1 yr) $82K …
Counsellor (college) Salary under review – it will be very competitive, I’m sure
Highway Maintenance Officer $60K …
Oh – and if by any chance you know of an engineer with 15+ years working on bridges, please, oh please, get them in touch with me (they might know someone who might know someone)
And if they want some realistic conversation about life up here, my skype is moneycoachcanada.
Or leave me a comment and I can e-mail you.
Oh, and besides great jobs, do we not have the awesomest licence plates EVAR??
photo credit: Woody1778a