Careers and Employment


  • Summer Student Opportunities
  • The GNWT supports northern post-secondary students in their pursuit of education by providing summer work opportunities to help them gain valuable work experience and enhance employment prospects upon completion of their studies.

  • Internships and Graduate Employment
  • Are you currently a northern student in a post-secondary diploma or degree program? To help begin your post-secondary career, the GNWT offers a number of Internship programs available to northern graduates.

  • Come Make Your Mark
  • There is a buzz in the NWT. It is vibrant and alive with endless opportunities for career advancement and a lifestyle full of original experiences.

  • Casual Employment Opportunities

    The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has an ongoing need to fill short-term employement opportunities in a variety of different fields.

  • GNWT’s Affirmative Action Policy
  • The GNWT established the Affirmative Action Policy that offers priority hiring to candidates belonging to eligible designated groups that are under-represented within the Public Service.

  • Health and Social Services Careers
  • The Department of Health and Social Services’ career site. Expand Your horizons. Find out more about who we are and what we do. And explore the exciting spectrum of career possibilities that await you!

  • Jobs North (En Français)
  • This website is entirely devoted to job searching in the North.

  • Youth Employment
  • The Youth Employment Program (YEP) gives youth and students the opportunity to obtain essential skills through work experience.


  • Careers in Forest Management
  • We encourage all students to read over these profiles - this may help those desiring to work in the field of renewable resources and particularly forest management to select the appropriate post- secondary education programs.

  • Graduate Nurse Mentorship Program
  • This program prepares new nurses for practice in NWT community health centres, hospitals and public health units by developing clinical skills and personal confidence needed to successfully make the transition to community and work environments.

  • Graduate Social Worker Placement Program
  • This program assists Health and Social Services Authorities facilitate the introduction and orientation of newly hired Social Worker graduates to their work, the community and the Authority through a mentorship relationship with a qualified Social Worker.

  • Jobs Futures
  • This web site provides profiles and projections for 141 groups of occupations that are common in the Northwest Territories.

  • Jobs in aviation

    The aviation industry offers career opportunities that suit many interests and backgrounds.

  • Social Work Career Info
  • Click here for more information on a career in social work.


    • BizPal - Information
    • A multi-partnered on-line service that provides prospective business owners and entrepreneurs with one-stop access to permit and license information across Canada.

    • Business Development Fund – Helps develop new businesses
    • Provides non-repayable contribution assistance to small businesses in the NWT.

    • Business Incentive Program
    • Gives preference to registered NWT businesses in the Government’s purchase of all products and services. The policy also applies to all contracts entered into directly by the Government of the NWT.

    • Community Futures Program
    • A community-based economic development initiative delivered in each region by Community Futures Development Corporations.

    • Conseil de développement économique des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (CDETNO)
    • Le Conseil de développement économique des Territoires du Nord-Ouest offre une multitude de services aux gens d’affaires, aux organismes communautaires et aux individus à la recherche d’un emploi.

      CDETNO offers many services to business, community organizations and individuals looking for a job.

    • Economic Development Officers - Information
    • Experienced, knowledgeable, and networked to offer programs, support, advice, and assistance to prospective business owners and entrepreneurs.

    • Grants to Small Business Program
    • Provides small grants to individual entrepreneurs or small businesses that have a legitimate need for funds and are committed to the future of their business or activity.

Worker Safety

  • Don't be a Number
  • Take a look around this site for more information, and to share your stories about workplace health and safety.

  • Forms for Workers
  • The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission currently has the following forms available for you to download and fill in. Please submit completed forms to your nearest WSCC office.