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Rules & Regulations


Win Your Space YK

Eligibility requirements

  • You are 18 years or older
  • You are a legal resident of Yellowknife, Dettah or Ndilo
  • You are willing to commit to signing a one year lease for one of the participating spaces
  • The proposed business may be a sole proprietorship,  partnership, or corporation
  • If you are a current business owner, your application must be:1) unrelated to your existing business, or 2) introduce a new element not promoted at your existing business, or 3) expand upon an element that would be removed from your existing business.
  • No franchises or take overs of existing businesses will be considered.

 Read the 2019 Rules and Regulations and apply now!


2019 Timeline 

Contest opens

April 2019

Contest closes

Thursday 11:59PM May 23

Semi-finalists are announced

May 31 2019

Free Business Development Workshops for 10 semi- finalists

June 2019

Akaitcho BDC – How to Start a Business

June 5, 2019  1pm to 4:30pm

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street) 

Public Speaking by Momentum Training 

 June 7 1:30 PM - 4 PM, 

City Hall Boardroom

Your First Lease by CloudWorks

June 11 10:30am-12, YK

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street)

 Networking Event “Lessons I’ve Learned” 

June 13 5:30-8pm

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street)

Social Media by With Media

June 14th, 1pm – 3pm

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street)

Small Business Budgeting by  Crowe MacKay 

June 18 – 9am to 4pm

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street)

 Yk Chamber/City of YK/GNWT ITI -- Business Licensing, Permitting & BizPal – 2pm to 4pm

June 25 2-4pm

 Marketing by Outcrop

June 20 2pm to 4pm

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street)

Final business plans submitted by 10 semi-finalists, including a financial plan, marketing plan and start-up timeline

Sunday July 28 11:59PM

Finalists to submit addendums (if any)


Sunday August 11 11.59PM

Grand Finale

August 15 2019

Latest start date of lease

November 1 2019

Grand Opening

Q1 of 2020