Prospective Teacher Information

Applying for Work

For educators who may be considering a position in the NWT, some basic information and items to further investigate are linked below for convenient access. 

Prospective teachers interested in teaching in the Northwest Territories are recommended to follow these general steps:

  1. All Education Authorities in the NWT utilize two online application platforms Education Canada and Apply to Education for education positions. NWT website to ensure your name is in the general online application pool. Submit an online application on one or both of these platforms. Ensure your cover letter and resume are posted to the general online NWT application pool that exists for both platforms.
  2. During the months of February through April each year, applicants can respond and post to the general ads for early interested applicants that exist on both platforms at all times. You may be contacted in response to the general ad. From March through July of each year, continue to check for new and more specific job postings to respond to and post your information.
  3. As well as Education Canada and Apply to Education, the six Government of the Nortwest Territories Education Authorities also post their positions on the GNWT eRecruit Website:
  4. Once you have accepted a job, then you can apply for an NWT Teaching Certificate.​​