Registered Midwife

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 24019
Salary: $109,766 - $131,099
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Labour Market Supplement

A recruitment and retention supplement will be offered to front line Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery positions within the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority.   The successful incumbent will receive a $6000 supplement upon hire and an additional $6000 supplement after completion of 12 months of continuous employment contingent on remaining employed in an eligible position for a further 12 months.   This is a taxable benefit and will be subject to applicable deductions.  

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

As the Registered Midwife, you are a member of the Territorial Midwifery Program. As an autonomous practitioner, you are identified as the most responsible provider for a case load of clients, and you will work collaboratively with other practitioners and healthcare providers. You function in association with interdisciplinary primary health teams and within an integrated territorial women and children’s health team. You will provide continuity of care within the context of a small team of midwives and ensures coordinated delivery of care within an integrated network of community, regional, and territorial health services. Complete courses of midwifery care from conception through birth and postpartum will be provided to clients who live in Fort Smith. You will also contribute to the development of the Territorial Midwifery Program.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

•    A Baccalaureate degree in Midwifery (Health Sciences), or assessed through a Prior Learning and Experience Assessment (PLEA) program within a Canadian province.
•    A minimum of two (2) years of experience in delivering midwifery care as a primary care provider.


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

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 GNWT Registrar of Professional Licensing in accordance with the Midwifery Profession Act and must be credentialed and eligible for privileges in accordance with the professional staff bylaws, is mandatory for this position. 

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Driver's License Requirement

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

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 #24019

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $56.29 per hour (approximately $109,766 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,903.