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Jobs boom heads to Canada's Far North

Government contributes more funds to programs aimed at effectively training northerners in needed skills for high-paying jobs

Government policymakers in Canada and the Northwest Territories are joining mining companies in preparing for an employment boom that economists predict will swamp the North in the next three to five years.

The anticipated surge in jobs is part of a nationwide wave of employment growth expected in the next decade. Canada will need 145,000 new workers in the mining sector along with 300,000 new wor...


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