The Government of the Northwest Territories is focused on responding to the Public Health Emergency related to COVID 19. As a result, recruitment activities will be focused on ensuring that critical positions are staffed including, but not limited to positions in the health care sector and other essential areas. Please note, as a result of this change, you may experience slight delays in service. We thank you for your patience.

Regional Centres

Regional government offices operate out of six main regional centres and are the economic hubs and access points into some of the more remote communities. Government of Northwest Territories departments maintain regional offices to efficiently provide programs and services throughout each region.  These regional centres offer residents a wider variety of amenities that include culinary and grocery options, arts and culture activities and recreational facilities. 

All of the regional centres, with the exception of Norman Wells, have year round road access, which helps lower the cost of living in these communities.  Norman Wells has winter ice road access during the winter months. 

The regional centres in the Northwest Territories include:

(population estimates)