Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government provided $90 million over five years (2009-14) for the Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development program.
Economic Action Plan: The North
The Government of Canada has made the North a top priority, with a clear vision for the North as a healthy, prosperous region within a strong and sovereign Canada. Learn more about EAP initiatives supporting jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in Canada's North.
Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government allocated $50 million over five years to establish CanNor as a regional development agency dedicated to northern economic development.
The 140-kilometre all-season highway linking the Town of Inuvik with the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk has been identified as a priority by the governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories.
The Northern Adult Basic Education Program was launched in February 2012 to help working age adults in Canada’s three territories who currently lack the basic skills needed to participate in the labour market gain access to an expanded suite of learning opportunities.
Proposing Legislation to Eliminate Mandatory Registration for Small Vessels, Including Canoes and Kayaks
Transport Canada is making changes to its small vessel registration requirements. Owners of small vessels that are not pleasure craft are no longer required to register their vessels.
The new Station will provide a suite of services for science and technology in Canada's North including a technology development centre, traditional knowledge centre, and advanced laboratories.
Through Economic Action Plan 2012, the federal government is investing $38.9 million over three years for new satellite data reception facilities and the development of a data management system.