Registered Midwife

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: NTHSSA - Fort Smith Region
Job ID: 17121
Salary: $103,955 - $124,196
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The territorial expansion of midwifery services offers intriguing  career opportunities for Registered Midwives interested in providing culturally-safe, relationship-based care that contributes to optimal maternal and perinatal health outcomes in the NWT.



Job Information

Located in Fort Smith, the Registered Midwife works in a busy and interesting practice with challenges and rewards unique to a rural, remote site. The Registered Midwife is responsible to provide primary midwifery services to clients to ensure safe and appropriate care that contributes to healthy pregnancies, safe births, and healthy beginnings for mothers and babies. The midwifery team works collaboratively with other healthcare providers at the regional and territorial levels to coordinate and manage appropriate care for all women, including those with complicated pregnancies. The Fort Smith Health Centre is a level 1 facility staffed by a multidisciplinary team of primary care and allied health service providers. Specialist services and surgical back-up are provided at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, one hour away by air.

Fort Smith is a culturally diverse community of 2500 people on the banks of the Slave River at the border of the NWT and Alberta. The town is accessible year round by road and by air and offers many opportunities for community involvement and outdoor living. Work-life balance is encouraged with flexible scheduling, competitive compensation and benefits package including paid holidays and standby pay, and support for professional development and continuing education.

Located in Fort Smith, the Registered Midwife reports to the Regional Manager, Acute Care for operational requirements. The Registered Midwife is a credentialed member of the NTHSSA practitioner staff and reports to the Area Medical Director for clinical management as described in the Medical and Professional Staff Bylaws. The Registered Midwife is guided and supported in professional practice by the territorial clinical lead(s) for women and children’s health and midwifery.

The level of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position may typically be attained through the completion of a Baccalaureate degree in Midwifery (Health Sciences), or assessed through a Prior Learning and Experience Assessment (PLEA) program within a Canadian province, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in delivering midwifery care as a primary care provider. The individual must be eligible for professional licensing in accordance with the Midwifery Profession Act and must maintain mandatory certifications as identified in the Continuing Competency Program for Registered Midwives in the NWT, including Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, Fetal Health Surveillance , and Emergency Obstetrical Skills.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

More Information


Eligible for current registration with the Registrar of Professional Licensing, with the Department of Health and Social Services, GNWT is mandatory for this position.

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Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 4 Driver's License

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $53.31 per hour (approximately $103,954 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

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

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 17121      

Closing Date: OPen Until Filled