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Moving Here


If you're outside the NWT considering moving to Yellowknife, you're likely looking for work or have been offered a job. There are a remarkable range of public- and private-sector jobs here, from the territorial, federal and municipal governments to mining, construction and other small businesses. If you have skills, you can find somewhere to use them in Yellowknife. Plus, advancement is common and hard work is rewarded.

Once here, you'll find there's far more to life in the 'Knife than money and work. You'll find this little city offers a standard of living comparable to anywhere in Canada.

You'll find prices aren't that crazy and that you have money to buy a house, travel the world or do whatever you'd like. You'll find you love commuting to work by bike in the summer and on skis in the winter and have a full social schedule every weekend.

For  more information on the logistics of making the move to Yellowknife, visit the Newcomer section of this website.


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699