Territorial Manager, Midwifery

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 17779
Salary: $108,732 - $129,890
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 Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.



Job Information

Are you a midwife with supervisory experience looking for a change of pace in a city with small-town charm and big-city amenities? Are you looking for an expanded scope of practice, working in partnership with people and communities connected to land, to culture, and to one another one? Would you welcome one of the best compensation packages in Canada, and a true work/life balance? Are you intrigued by the idea of five-minute work commutes and wilderness adventures just outside your door? Then a job with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority may be the perfect fit for you!
Why Yellowknife?
Situated above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. On the shores of Great Slave Lake lies the city of Yellowknife (population 19,600), located in Chief Drygeese traditional territory. The ‘urban’ centre of the territory, the Northwest Territories’ capital city boasts all the amenities of a big city, while maintaining its small town charm, with outdoor wilderness adventures just minutes away. Whether you want to catch the latest movies at the Capitol Theatre, take in one of our many music and cultural festivals, enjoy delicious dining opportunities ranging from Korean to Ethiopian food to our summer farmer’s market, or explore the surrounding environment by snowmobile, skis, boat, or float-plane, Yellowknife has you covered.

About the Position:
The Territorial Manager, Midwifery leads the implementation and management of the territorial midwifery program, to help ensure the quality and consistency of culturally safe, relationship-based midwifery care that contributes to optimal maternal / child-health outcomes in the Northwest Territories. As a territorial midwifery practice leader, the incumbent will provide clinical practice support to Registered Midwives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services System. The incumbent will initially supervise three Registered Midwives, ultimately supervising up to 13 full-time midwives within three years. The position provides primary midwifery care, on a limited basis, in Yellowknife and other various sites in the Northwest Territories.

The Benefits:
In addition to highly competitive salaries the Northwest Territories offers, a Northern Living Allowance, health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support. Midwives also benefit from flexible scheduling and no practice overhead costs.

The Government of the Northwest Territories has several notable distinctions as an employer, including:
• Being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018)
• Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2019)
• Having high engagement and satisfaction scores amongst employees based on the Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey (2016)

What you need:
A Bachelors in Midwifery, or assessed through a Prior Learning and Experience Assessment (PLEA) program within a Canadian province, and eligible for registration in the NWT. Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a primary midwifery care provider and five (5) years of management and supervisory experience.

Visit our Careers Page to apply on this position, or to learn about other job opportunities available within the Northwest Territories.

Interested in knowing a little more about the Northwest Territories? Send us an email, or visit www.PracticeNWT.ca and https://www.facebook.com/practicenorth for more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories. If you are interested in more details around practicing midwifery in the Northwest Territories, please contact NWTmidwives@gov.nt.ca.


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

More Information

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 range for this position is from $55.76 per hour to $66.61 per hour (approximately $108,732.00 - $129, 890.00.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00.


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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.


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 # 17779