Programs Advisor

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: NWT Housing Corporation
Job ID: 21234
Salary: $90,129 - $107,660
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Dec 8, 2021

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation provides access to adequate, suitable, and affordable housing through the provision of housing programs and services based on need.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife in the Housing Corporation's North Slave District Office, the Programs Advisor (Advisor) reports to the Manager, Housing Programs, and is responsible for the delivery of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation's (NWTHC’s) programs, including the Public Housing Program, Market Housing Programs, Mortgage Payment Plan, the portfolio management of previously delivered repayable loan programs, and any new programs that may be developed.
The Advisor works within a legislative and policy framework that supports the NWTHC’s mandate to ensure an adequate supply of housing in communities that is suitable, adequate, and affordable. The position carries out responsibilities in accordance with the GNWT acts, regulations, policies and department and agency procedures that include but are not limited to the Financial Administration Act, Public Service Act, the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Act, and the Residential Tenancies Act as well as NWTHC policies and procedures, and established program policy.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration or Education, with a minimum of one (1) year of work experience in a related field. OR,
A post-secondary diploma in Social Sciences or Business Administration with a minimum of three (3) years of related work experience. OR,
Post-secondary studies with five (5) years related work experience. Related work experience includes Banking, Lending, Program Delivery, Program Administration, Social Work, or Education.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Term Position

This position is for a term until October 27, 2023.

Affirmative Action

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

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.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License


The incumbent in this position will be required to travel by small plane to remote settlements.

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The successful candidate will be required to comply with the GNWT's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which can be found here:


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 21234

Closing Date: December 8, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $46.22 per hour to $55.21 per hour (approximately $90,129 - $107,660) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.