Prospective Teacher Information

Preparing to teach for the first time after graduation, or moving to a new city for a teaching job can be a daunting task. The Department of Education, Culture and Employment has put together documents and links to websites that you may find helpful while you consider applying for teaching positions in the Northwest Territories and, for some, while you are preparing to teach and get settled in your new northern community.  

ECE is excited about welcoming you to the wonderful world of teaching in the north and are here to assist with any questions that you may have during this exciting time. 

Check out the links to the left for specific information on applying for work, moving and living in the NWT, community information and more.

Are you considering teaching in the Northwest Territories? Listen to some of the voices of current educators in the NWT. Click on the links below to hear directly from Superintendents, experienced NWT educators, the President of the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA) and a few educators that are finishing their very first year of teaching in the NWT. Each short video (approximately 1-2 minutes) shares some advice for prospective educators considering coming to the NWT.


Yvonne Careen, Directrice générale
Commision Scolaire Francophone de Division





Marnie Villeneuve, Teacher
P.W. Kaeser High School, Fort Smith





Brenda Guest, Program Support Teacher
Łutselk’e Dene School, Łutselk’e





Terry Jaffray, Former superintendent
Dehcho Divisional Education Council





Kwanza Msingwana, Teacher
East Three Elementary School, Inuvik






Fraser Oliver, Former president

Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association



Colleen Eckert, Professional Development Coordinator,
Department of Education, Culture and Employment