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The NWT Bureau of Statistics has overall responsibility for the territorial government's statistical program. To fulfill this role, the Bureau of Statistics:

  • develops, interprets and disseminates those economic, social and demographic statistics required by the government;
  • implements statistical programs for territorial government purposes and provides statistical advice and assistance to departments, regional offices and central agencies;
  • coordinates statistical activities within the government to minimize the duplication of statistical effort and to help ensure that the statistics used by the government are current, consistent and accurate;
  • provides for the continuing and effective representation of territorial statistical interests within the national statistical system.

In addition, the Bureau of Statistics also provides a limited statistical service to the general public, to the private sector, and to other governments.

The NWT Bureau of Statistics operates under the authority of the Statistics Act which can be found at the Department of Justice.

The Bureau of Statistics is located within the Department of Finance and reports to the Deputy Secretary to the FMB. The Minister of Finance is The Honourable Caroline Wawzonek.

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Bureau Staff Phone List

Title Name Phone No
Territorial Statistician Vishni Peeris (867) 767-9169 ext. 15035
Economic Statistician Jeff Barichello (867) 767-9169 ext. 15039
Social/Demographic Statistician Viktoria Bassarguina (867) 767-9169 ext. 15040
Resource Statistician Knox Makumbe (867) 767-9169 ext. 15038
Senior Analyst Jill Herbert (867) 767-9169 ext. 15041
Research/Communication Analyst Jescinda Cullihall (867) 767-9169 ext. 15043
Survey Manager Yasir Nouri (867) 767-9169 ext. 15036

Mailing Address: Location address: General enquiries:
NWT Bureau of Statistics
Government of the Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife NT
X1A 2L9
2nd Floor YK Centre Bldg.
4922-48th Street
Yellowknife NT
Phone: (867) 767-9169 ext. 15037
Toll Free: (888) STATSNT
or (888) 782-8768
Fax: (867) 873-0275
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