The Northwest Territories of Canada.
The Northwest Territories Athabaskan languages: Denendeh; Inuinnaqtun: Nunatsiaq; Inuktitut: ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ) is a federal territory of Canada. At a land area of approximately 1,143,793 km² a density of 0.03653/km² and a population of 41,786 as of the 2016 census it is the second-largest and the most populous of the three territories in Northern Canada the other two being Nunavut and the Yukon Territories. Yellowknife became the territorial capital in 1967, following recommendations by the Carrothers Commission.
The Northwest Territories, a portion of the old North-Western Territory, entered the Canadian Confederation on July 15, 1870, but the current borders were formed on April 1, 1999, when the territory was subdivided to create Nunavut to the east, via the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. While Nunavut is mostly boreal forest (taiga), and tundra, and its most northern regions form part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
The Northwest Territories are bordered by Canada's two other territories, Nunavut to the east and Yukon to the west, and by the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan to the south (Source: Wikipedia). The current Premier of the Northwest Territories is Bob McLeod.
- Inception: 1870
- *Population: 41,786
- *Area: 1,143,793 km²
- *Density: 0.03653/km²
- **Official Languages Spoken: English 78.6%, French 3.3%,
- **Aboriginal Languages [Top 5]: Dogrib (Tlicho) 4.1%, South Slavey 2.0%, North Slavey (Hare) 1.9%, Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 1.2%, Dene 1.1%
- **Non-Official/ Immigrant Languages [Top 5]: Tagalog 2.1%, German 0.5%, vietnamese 0.4%, Arabic 0.3%, Spanish 0.3%
- ***Employment / Unemployment Rate: 62.1% / 6.6%
- Official Website: Government Of Northwest Territories
- Individual Federal Income Tax Rates - 2018 15% on the first $46,605 of taxable income, + 20.5% on the next $46,603 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over 46,605 up to $93,208), + 26% on the next $51,281 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over $93,208 up to $144,489), + 29% on the next $61,353 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over 144,489 up to $205,842), + 33% of taxable income over $205,842.
- Northwest Territories Individual Income Tax Rates - 2018 5.9% on the first $42,209 of taxable income 8.6% on the next $42,211, 12.2% on the next $52,828, 14.05% on the amount over $137,248
- Northwest Territories Sales Tax Rates - 2018 GST/HST 5%, PST n/a (for more tax info visit Northwest Territories Taxes )
- Cost of Living: Northwest Territories: Living Here Executive and Indigenous Affairs: Cost Of Living Practical information about living in the Northwest Territories. Bank Of Canada Inflation Calculator
- Health: Health and Social Services
- Education: K-12 (Click on the link to visit the Government of Northwest Territories Education & Training website for more information)
- Northwest Territories Justice System Northwest Territories Justice Northwest Territories Courts Legislation of the Northwest Territories Northwest Territories Law Society
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Population Data: 2016 Census Language Data: Statcan Mother Tongue Responses For Nortwest Territories Employment/Unemployment Rate Data: NWT Bureau of Statistics