Registered Nurses and Community Health Nurses (NWT Wide)

Northwest Territories
$95,784 - $125,307, plus Northern Living Allowance
Closing date
Jan 17, 2023

The Northwest Territories is seeking Registered Nurses and Community Health Nurses! Offering a variety of flexible employment opportunities (indeterminate, term, casual, job-share) and a highly competitive salary and benefits package, it’s a fantastic time to explore the Northwest Territories! Whether you’re coming for a week or years, you’ll have an incredible experience in our spectacular Northwest Territories! Find out more!


What are the Benefits?


In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a variety of benefits. Benefits vary based upon position / location / employment type, but MAY include:


  • $5,000 to $7,000 recruitment bonuses, based on community of employment $5,000 to $7,000 retention bonuses, based on community of employment Overtime and shift premium earnings, in eligible nursing positions Nursing Station Allowances (Community Health Nurses, from $4,500 - $9,000/year pro-rated) A Northern Living Allowance Health and dental benefits A generous pension plan Outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options Academic allowance of $100/month for Bachelor’s of Nursing Relocation assistance Access to professional development opportunities and education support Graduate nurses are also typically eligible for student loan forgiveness through Canada’s Loan Forgiveness program

Refer to specific job competitions for more detail on benefits.


About the Work


Opportunities are available in Obstetrics/Labour & Delivery, Operating Room/PARR, Day Procedure, Intensive Care, Emergency, Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Float Pool, Home Care, Public Health, and Community Health.


Full-time and part-time opportunities are available, in indeterminate, term, casual, and job-share roles. Typically these positions require a Nursing Degree. Additional experience and training vary, based on the position. Please refer to specific competitions for additional details.


Why the Northwest Territories?


Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city.


All 33 NWT communities are surrounded by wilderness and water where swimming and fishing are abundant - whether it’s a river, lake, or the Arctic Ocean. Northerners enjoy year-round outdoor activities ranging from canoeing and camping in the summer to pond hockey and cross-country skiing in the winter. NWT residents enjoy some of the shortest commutes in Canada - often no more than five to 10 minutes walking, biking, or driving. In the summer, we enjoy up to 24 hours of sunlight.


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Want to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like being a Registered Nurse in the Northwest Territories? Check out our employee profiles page at:


Interested in knowing a little more about practicing in the Northwest Territories? Please feel free to send us an email, or visit and for more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories


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