Reinstatement of Health and Social Services Licensing and Permitting Fees

Public Service Announcement

The Northwest Territories public is advised that as of April 1, 2021, the Department of Health and Social Services will be reinstating licensing and permitting fees.

Health and Social Services licensing and permitting fees were suspended for the 2020-21 fiscal year to help stimulate the NWT economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Permitting fees set out under the Public Health Act regulations will be reinstated, including Crematorium Regulations, Food Establishment Safety Regulations, and Personal Service Establishment Regulations. 

Professional registration and licensing fees will also be reinstated, including for the following professions:

  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Mechanics (Denturists)
  • Dental Therapists
  • Dentists
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Medical Practitioners (Physicians)
  • Midwives
  • Ophthalmic Medical Assistants
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Veterinarians


Media Requests, please contact:

Damien Healy

Manager, Communications

Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories 

(867) 767-9052 ext. 49034