Registered Nurse - Across the NWT - Term & Indeterminate Opportunities

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 23734
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
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 an experienced Registered Nurse looking to expand your career in the world of remote northern nursing? We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated nurses to join our workforce through a variety of contracts that work for YOU! 

Interested? Press apply today and indicate your area of specialization and preferred NWT community.  Current vacancies exist in the following areas:

  • Operating Room/Post Anesthesia Recovery Room
  • Emergency Room
  • Float Pool
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Psychiatry (RPN)
  • Surgery

•    Competitive Salary: $ 95,784 – $114,426/year or $49.12 - $58.68/hr
•    Northern Living Allowance: Community dependent ranging from $3,700 - $15,279/year
•    Academic Allowance: $100/month for holding a nursing degree 
•    Overtime and shift premium earnings when in an eligible nursing position. 
•    Robust relocation assistance
•    Comprehensive health & dental coverage
•    Generous Pension

Labour Market Supplement
By signing a term or indeterminate contract, you will receive a supplement upon hire, and an additional supplement at the same rate after completing 12 months of continuous service in an eligible nursing position! Community breakdown and rates are:

•    Yellowknife: $5000
•    Inuvik & Fort Smith: $6000
•    All Other NWT Communities: $7000

Professional Development Assistance 
The Professional Development Initiative (PDI) program is intended to provide you with increased opportunities for professional development, education, and training for the purposes of position relevant skill and career enhancement.

The Targeted Academic Support Program (TASP) is perfect for staff with long-term education goals and those seeking to expand their career opportunities. With financial support of up to $50,000 per employee, you can work and learn while earning degrees and certifications! 

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Apply today!

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
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

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Immunization Status

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


Eligible for current registration/certification with RNANT/NU is mandatory for this position. 

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #23734        

Closing Date:Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.12 per hour to $58.68 per hour (approximately $95,784 - $114,426) plus an annual Northern Allowance, community dependent ranging from $3,700 - $15,279.