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Nurse Practitioner - Across the NWT - Term & Indeterminate - Amended

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 24255
Salary: $120,179 - $143,559
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 and the Tlicho Community Services Agency.   The successful incumbent will receive a supplement upon hire and an additional 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.  Community breakdown and rates are: 

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

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 Nurse Practitioner looking to expand your career in the world of remote northern nursing? We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated Nurse Practitioners to join our workforce through a variety of contracts that work for YOU! 

The focus of the Nurse Practitioner is to improve a client's health and ensure that the client's care needs are met in the context of the client's mental, emotional and physical well-being. Particular emphasis on community development and health promotion as well as advanced knowledge and skills in assessment, nursing and medical diagnosis, intervention, treatment management, drug therapy and referral functions which are shared with physicians, pharmacists and other service providers is essential.

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

Behchoko, Nurse Practitioner (2 positions)
Fort Providence, Community Nurse Practitioner
Fort Simpson, Community Nurse Practitioner
Fort Smith, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (2 positions)
Inuvik, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 
Tuktoyaktuk, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Yellowknife, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (1 full-time term position)
Yellowknife, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner, Continuing Care (2 full-time indeterminate positions)

•    Competitive Salary:  $120,178 – $143,559/year or $61.63 - $73.62/hr
•    Northern Living Allowance: Community dependent ranging from $3,700 - $36,871/year
•    Academic Allowance:  $100/month for holding a nursing degree 
•    Robust relocation assistance
•    Comprehensive health & dental coverage
•    Generous Pension

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.  Financial support varies per community, ranging from $2000 - $4880 annually.

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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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 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 # 24255 

Closing Date: Open until filled. 

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $61.63 per hour to $73.62 per hour (approximately $120,178 to $143,559) plus an annual Northern Allowance.