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About the NWTTA Teaching in the NWT Publications FAQs
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This section of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers is provided for the convenience of site visitors. Should this information be inadequate for your needs, please consider the following options:

  • Use the website's Search Feature (left)
  • Email your question to: nwtta@nwtta.nt.ca
  • Phone the NWTTA Office: 1-867-873-8501

Questions  (See answers below)

  1. How many Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA) members work in NWT schools?
  2. How many schools are in the Northwest Territories (NWT)? What is the contact information for NWT schools?
  3. How many education regions does the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA) recognize? What are they?
  4. How many education jurisdictions does the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) recognize within the territory? What are they?
  5. If I want to teach in the Northwest Territories (NWT), where do I apply?
  6. Who provides NWT certification for educators to teach in the Northwest Territories?
  7. What is the NWTTA Thank You for Making a Difference initiative?
  8. What is the contact information for the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment?
  9. What is the Canadian Teachers' Federation?
  10. Who are the other organizations in Canada that represent teachers?
3. How many education regions does the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA) recognize? What are they?
The Northwest Territories Teachers' Association identifies the following eight NWTTA Regions:Beaufort DeltaSahtuDehchoTlichoYellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS)Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1)Fort SmithSouth Slav...More

4. How many education jurisdictions does the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) recognize within the territory? What are they?
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) identifies eight education jurisdictions:Beaufort Delta Divisional Education CouncilSahtu Divisional Education CouncilDehcho Divisional Education CouncilTlicho Community...More

5. If I want to teach in the Northwest Territories (NWT), where do I apply?
Each Divisional Education Council (DEC) hires employees on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Teritories and the two Yellowknife school districts hire on behalf of their respective School Boards.Submit your applic...More

6. Who provides NWT certification for educators to teach in the Northwest Territories?
The NWT Teacher Qualification Service (NWTTQS) consists of two people appointed by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment and two members recommended by the NWTTA. Members of the committee establish policies...More

7. What is the NWTTA Thank You for Making a Difference initiative?
First launched as a pilot project in January 1998, the NWTTA Thank You for Making a Difference (TYFMAD) initiative was developed as a proactive communications strategy to increase public awareness of the positive contrib...More

8. What is the contact information for the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment (GNWT)?
Government of the Northwest Territories
Department of Education, Culture and Employment
P.O. Box 1320; 4501 – 50th Avenue
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9CLICK HERE for a complete directory of GNWT ECE Departments...More

9. What is the Canadian Teachers' Federation?
Founded in 1920, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada. CT...More

10. Who are the other organizations in Canada that represent teachers?
Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) Provincial and Territorial Teacher Organizations ALBERTAAlberta Teachers' Association http://www.teachers.ab.ca
11010-142 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 2R1
(780) 447-9400 / (780) 455...More