Meet Our People
If you speak with any of our career public servants you will find that many have a very diverse and interesting career path. The GNWT offers its employees the ability to change career focus while remaining with one organization. These career changes are possible because the GNWT provides training and supports employees that wish to pursue a secondary degree, diploma or other certification in order to further their career or allow the pursuit of a specialized interest.
With 11 departments and another 7 agencies, there are plenty of opportunities for mobility within our organization. The GNWT also offers employees transfer assignments to further their skills in specific areas. Employees can be transferred to another area in the GNWT, for up to two years, to develop new skill sets, with the intent that they will increase their chances of success and advancement in their original role. Employees are also welcomed to enrol in a variety of training courses offered by the GNWT and external contractors. Across the Northwest Territories, dedicated public service employees are working to provide quality programs and services to the people of the NWT. Our staff work in a wide variety of fields – policy, finance, education, health care, engineering, information technology, and wildlife management, to name a few.