Yellowknife

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Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Deadline: Jun 25, 2024
$250,000
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (2:00 minutes in length maximum) that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. The submissions are judged on...

BBPA National Scholarship

Deadline: Jul 01, 2024
$5,000
For the past 38 years, the Black Business and Professional Association has been advancing Black business communities, youths and professionals, to create equity and opportunity for all, so no one gets left behind. Through various programs, the BBPA continues to fulfill that promise.One of such programs, the BBPA National Scholarship Program (NSP) was established in 1986 and is dedicated to...

Tommy Douglas Scholarship

Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
$2,500
Information you will need for the online form:Your original essay on this year's topic. Only essays in PDF are accepted.The name of your high school and its contact information.The university or college program you plan to attend and its contact information.Information that will help us process your application:The name of the union your parents, grandparents, or legal guardians is a...

$2,000
BURSARY APPLICATION FORM - INSTRUCTIONSTo be considered for the bursary you must submit the following:Completed application formCurrent transcriptReference letter from a faculty memberAll information is requested by June 30.Three Bursaries to be Issued per Year $2000/AwardThe applicant must be a full time Canadian student enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program in the field of Geomatics with a hydrographic and/or a...

OYF Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
$1,000
Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program is proud to introduce the OYF Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded annually to two individuals pursuing post secondary education in agriculture. This scholarship is possible through the foresight of alumnus Martin Streef (Ontario 1996). Martin’s dedication to agriculture and the OYF program will help future generations pursue their passion for agriculture.Award:Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded...

Apprenticeship Completion Grant

Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
$2,000
The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a one-time taxable cash grant lifetime amount of $2,000 per person for registered apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain their journeyperson certification.To be eligible for the ACG, you must:A) Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person;B) Not be a high school student;C) Have the required ACG supporting documents;D) Show that...

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Yellowknife, North West Territories is located on the northern coast of Great Slave Lake and serves as the capital city. The city is located south of the Arctic Circle by 400 km. Referred to as the 'Copper Indians', the Dene Tribe of the area named the city and the waters surrounding the city of Yellowknife. The population in Yellowknife is culturally diverse. There are 11 official languages within the Northwest Territories, but only approximately five are spoken in Yellowknife. These five comprise Dene suline, Dogrib, South and North Slavery, French and English.

The original settlers arrived in 1935, drawn by the gold that had been recently discovered within the area. By the year 1967, the city of Yellowknife had established itself as the capital of the Northwest Territories. The city was bustling with economic activity that was mainly centered around gold production until 1980, when the city shifted towards being a centre of government services. Because of the decreased price of gold and the increased operating costs the last gold mine within the city was closed during the year 2004.

The city of Yellowknife is the central hub for some of the main industries within the territory, including mining, education, tourism, health, commerce, and government activity. Nevertheless, the economy in the city of Yellowknife is still recovering after the closure of several gold mines during the 1990's and the downsizing of the government workforce during the year 1999. The diamond boom, that started in 1991 when a diamond mine was discovered just north of the city, has played a major part in the recovery of the city. BHP Billiton operates and owns the Ekati Diamond Mine which opened during 1998 and in 2003 a secondary mine, Diavik Diamond Mine, was opened. In 2004 Yellowknife was ranked 3rd within Canada with a production value of roughly C$2.1 billion and 6th within Canada by weight, coming out with 2,524 kg. In the year 2007 De Beer's Lake Diamond Mine, a third mine, went into production. Construction of a forth mine, also owned by De Beers, began in the year 2010 and is expected to begin production in 2012.

The city's top businesses consist of Diavik Diamond Mines Incorporated, Territorial and Federal Governments, First Air, Harry Winston Diamond Corporation, the city of Yellowknife, RTL Robinson Trucking, Northwest Tel and BHP Billiton. Around 7,633 jobs are in the Government sector.