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Indigenous Career Gateway Program

Job Summary

Location: Across the NWT
Department: Finance
Job ID: 15923
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Information

The Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) recognizes the importance of building a public service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resume or application if they are an indigenous Aboriginal person. The objective of the Indigenous Career Gateway Program is to target external Indigenous Aboriginal candidates for entry-level employment and trainee opportunities with the GNWT.

Indigenous Aboriginal Persons (IA)
Means those persons who are descendants of the Dene, Inuit or Metis people, indigenous to the present boundaries of the Northwest Territories and includes any Aboriginal persons resident at birth pursuant to Section 7.1 of the Vital Statistics Act and any Canadian Aboriginal persons who have lived more than half of their life in the Northwest Territories.

Documents Accepted as Proof of Affirmative Action Status:

  • Copy of treaty, Métis or beneficiary cards 
  • Letter from Aboriginal Organization you belong to

The Indigenous Career Gateway Program is designated for indigenous Aboriginal people and only those applicants who self-declare at the time of application and provide proof of affirmative action status, will be eligible for further consideration under this program.

Applicants will be entered into a database of candidates to be referred to departments as employment opportunities become available. As a condition of employment, candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Specific qualifications will vary, depending on position requirements.  

Applicants with backgrounds in any of the following job categories:  finance, human resources, law, corrections, information technology, health, social services, engineering, policy, administration, management, transportation, education, trades, science and other fields are encouraged to apply. If candidates would like to be considered for specific categories, they are encouraged to indicate the applicable categories on their covering letter or resume. 

The Government of Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Conditions of employment vary from position to position, but may include one or more of the following:

  • NWT Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Your resume will be kept in the database for 6 months.

For cover letter and resume writing tips please see: https://www.gov.nt.ca/careers/en/help

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445
careergateway@gov.nt.ca

More Information

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.