Connecting Our People

Northwestel employees understand what northern living is because they are northerners too. They live, work, and play in the same communities as Northwestel customers. They also strive to make the North a better place to live through hard work and by volunteering with local community groups.

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Living and working in the North

For Northwestel employees in communities across Canada, life in the North offers a unique experience. Staff share their stories and photos online with North x NWTel – Northwestel’s official Instagram page.

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Employees become Canadian citizens

Northwestel is proud of its diverse northern workforce. In 2018, 10 employees earned their Canadian citizenship.

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Top Employer for Young People

For the second year in a row, Northwestel was named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People.

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Rebuilding a community

More than 20 homes in Telegraph Creek were destroyed by wildfire in August. In addition to sending donations and supplies to evacuated residents, Northwestel staff worked quickly to rebuild fire-damaged network equipment in the community, so telecommunications service would be available for residents once they could return home.

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Supporting culture and heritage

Northwestel continued its longstanding support of National Indigenous Peoples Day events in Whitehorse and Yellowknife, and Nunavut Day activities in Iqaluit.

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Sharing the holiday spirit

Northwestel collected more than 450 toys through its annual Holiday Toy Drive in Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Charity partners distribute the toys to local families in need.

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