Many interjurisdictional workers (IJWs) are employed throughout Canada’s North. Often flying in to work in Northern communities, these workers are used to fill open positions across several industries due to the lack of required skillsets in local labour markets. Many of these workers are employed in the construction and the mining and quarrying and oil and gas sectors, though they also fill positions across other industries, such as public administration and accommodation and food services.
The analysis in The Economic Impact of Interjurisdictional Workers: Potential Benefits and Ways Forward aims to determine the economic impact of a scenario where the Northern interjurisdictional workforce resides and spends their income in their territory or region of employment. Separate analyses were done for the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, and the region of Nunavik.