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JK-12 Teachers, Administrators and Consultants

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Summary Information:
Employer: Education Authorities in the Northwest Territories
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Elementary (Primary)
Elementary (Junior)
Reading/Literary Education
Inclusive Education
School / Org: Government of the Northwest Territories
Location: Various Communities , Northwest Territories
FTE: Yes
No. of Positions: 60
Posting Date: Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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JK-12 Teachers, Administrators and Consultants

Government of the Northwest Territories Education Authorities include:

Beaufort Delta Divisional Education Council

Commission scolaire francophone Territories du Nord-Ouest (CSFTNO)

Dehcho Divisional Education Council (DDEC)

Sahtu Divisional Education Council (SDEC)

South Slave Divisional Education Council (SSDEC)

Tłįchǫ Community Services Agency (TCSA)

Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS)

Yellowknife Education District No.1 (YK1)
YK1 provides Superintendency services to:

Dettah District Education Authority (DDEA)

Ndilǫ District Education Authority (NDEA)


GNWT (Six Education Authorities)

$79,386 - $128,166 (salary range)
$3,250 - $29,817 (northern allowance range)
$1,300 (professional allowance)
NWTTA – GNWT Collective Agreement

Yellowknife Catholic Schools
$67,905 - $120,557 (salary range)
$5,700 (housing allowance)
Travel Assistance for employee and dependents
NWTTA – YCS Collective Agreement

Yellowknife District No. 1
Dettah District Education Council
Ndilǫ District Education Council

$74,500 to $127,438 (salary range)
Travel Assistance for employee
NWTTA – YK1 Collective Agreement

All educators in the NWT:
• are well-supported through employer in-service opportunities
• are eligible for a yearly Professional Development allocation
• are eligible for moving assistance upon hiring, if required (as outlined in each of the three NWTTA Collective Agreements)
• become members in vested defined benefit pension plans

All Administrators in the NWT receive their salary according to grid placement in addition to a base administrator allowance plus an amount based on student enrolment.

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging teaching experience in a unique setting, come and teach in Canada’s Northwest Territories!

We are looking for energetic and talented people to join our NWT Education team. Many opportunities exist for JK-12 classroom teachers, program support teachers, subject specialists, consultants and school administrators.

To teach in the NWT, you must:
• hold a Bachelor of Education degree
• have experience or interest in cross-cultural environments
• be culturally sensitive
• have strong commitment to community, students and their families
• have an awareness of self-regulation, multi-graded approaches and inquiry-based learning

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) is currently working with educators and other partners in an exciting process of education renewal with a 10 year scope. Over the next several years we will see a fundamental shift in approaches to teaching, learning and professional development that will best serve the students, educators and communities of the NWT. A focus on Relationships, Identity and Wellness for both students and teachers are some of the foundational elements that are a part of NWT Education Renewal. The document Education Renewal and Innovation Framework: Directions for Change is available HERE It truly is an exciting time for education in the NWT! We look forward to you sharing in this excitement with us!

There are ten Education Authorities in the Northwest Territories.

This posting is a general advertisement seeking early interest in positions. Superintendents across all NWT jurisdictions have full access to all resumes posted in response to this general posting. Most specific job postings in the NWT are advertised beginning in March and April, however, the NWT is seeking early applicants who are interested in securing positions for the 2018-19 school year. Our students deserve enthusiastic, supportive and dedicated teachers. The NWT is seeking the best!

Check out our “Teach NWT” Facebook page:

As part of Education Renewal, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment has invested in an enhanced teacher induction initiative called “New to the NWT” Educators’ Conference (N2NEC). This three day conference is available to all newly hired educators. The 2018 “New to the NWT” Educators’ Conference (N2NEC) for newly hired educators takes place August 21-23, 2018 in the territorial capital city of Yellowknife. All costs for newly hired teachers to attend this event before starting their new positions will be fully covered (travel, hotel accommodation and meals). Please visit to investigate this unique and supportive induction initiative and to view past N2NEC programs, photos and information.

Visit the webpage “Resources for Prospective Teachers” on the Department of Education, Culture and Employment website: HERE to review information about living and moving to the NWT, school and community information, as well as the NWT Teacher Induction and Mentorship program.

When teachers accept a teaching position with one of the Education Authorities in the NWT, they become members of the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA). Information about the three collective agreements for NWT teachers, supportive NWTTA services and useful information about teaching in the NWT can be viewed on the NWTTA website at All new and beginning teachers are welcome to contact the NWTTA to clarify information they are unsure of prior to accepting a teaching position.

Do you have a Government of Canada or provincial/territorial student loan? Check out the Government of the NWT’s program [a]“Bring it North! Northern Bonus”[/a] at After each 12 month period of residency in the NWT, you may be eligible for $2,000 paid directly against your student loan. There is a lifetime maximum of $10,000 for this initiative.

An application package for an NWT Teaching Certificate is available online HERE. An offer to teach in the NWT is necessary before you complete and submit an application form for NWT Teacher Certification. All teachers in the Northwest Territories require a Bachelor of Education degree or Standard teaching certificate from a teacher training program recognized by the NWT Registrar.

For more information about the Northwest Territories, check out:

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