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Bureau of Statistics

Current Indicators
Upcoming Releases
Jun, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Feb, 2015
  Consumer Price Index
Apr 17, 2014
  Labour Force Survey
May 9, 2014
  Avg. Weekly Earnings
Apr 29, 2014
  Retail Trade
Apr 23, 2014
  Wholesale Trade
Apr 22, 2014
Jan 2014
GDP ($2007 millions chained, in basic prices)
Current Inflation Rate (12-month moving avg.)
Feb 2014
Employment Rate
Feb 2014
Average Weekly Earnings ($)
Jan 2014
Retail Trade (change from previous year)
Jan 2014
Wholesale Trade (change from previous year)
Jan 2014
2014 NWT Community Survey
From January to March 2014, the NWT Bureau of Statistics will be conducting the NWT Community Survey. Surveys are completed by telephone for Yellowknife (excluding N'dilo, which will be in-person), Hay River, Fort Smith and Inuvik with in-person interviews in all other NWT communities. The NWT Community Survey provides valuable information on labour force characteristics, housing needs and traditional activities at a community level. For more information call the Bureau at (867) 873-7147.
What's New


Consumer Price Index - March 2014 (04/17/2014)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index rose 1.9% compared to March 2013. By comparison, the annual price increase was 1.5% for Canada, 3.3% for Edmonton and 2.3% for Whitehorse.
full release

March Labour Force Survey (04/04/2014)
In March 2014, Statistics Canada estimates that 21,600 persons were employed in the Northwest Territories representing an employment rate of 67.5% (Table 1). Nationally, Canada's employment rate stood at 60.6%.
full release

Quarterly Population Estimates - January 2014 (03/19/2014)
On January 1, 2014 Statistics Canada estimated the population of the Northwest Territories to be 43,641 persons, a decrease of 0.1% from one year ago. By comparison, Canada's population grew by 1.2% over the same period.
full release

2014 Private and Public Capital Expenditures (02/26/2014)
Statistics Canada has released 2014 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and territories. Compared to 2013, overall 2014 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to decrease by 5.9%, to $1,415.5 million. This total is comprised of $1,159.2 million in private investment and $255.3 million in public investment.
full release

Gross Domestic Product - 2012 Final (11/08/2013)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicate that in 2012 real GDP increased by 1.7% in the NWT to $3,520 million chained dollars. At an industry level, resourced based industries such as diamond mining and oil and gas extraction showed mixed results. Diamond mining decreased by 3.5%, while oil and gas extraction increased by 21.4%.
full release

2011 National Household Survey - Education and Labour Market (06/26/2013)
Today, Statistics Canada released information on education and labour market activity from the 2011 National Household Survey. In 2011, the Northwest Territories (NWT) had the second highest participation rate (75.4%) and the third highest employment rate (66.8%) amongst all provinces and territories.
full release

2011 Census - Languages (10/26/2012)
Recently, Statistics Canada released information on languages from the 2011 Census. While Canada has two official languages, English & French, the Northwest Territories has 11 official languages; the Census is an important tool to gauge the vitality of these languages.
full release