Public Board Appointments

NWT Public Committees, Boards and Councils

MeetingsThe Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is responsible for making nominations or appointments to a variety of public committees, boards and councils (public boards). These public boards have been created through legislation, intergovernmental agreements, or government policy.  Appointments are made by Cabinet, the Commissioner in Executive Council or the responsible Minister(s).

The public boards play an important role from providing advice to government to managing public programs.  In order for the public boards to fulfill their mandate, they must be made up of members who are qualified for the position and are committed to undertake the work of the board.

The GNWT invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals interested in being appointed to a public board.

Who can apply

The GNWT is always looking for potential members to serve on the various public boards and encourages individuals interested to consider submitting an Expression of Interest.

Each public board has a different mandate and role. The GNWT recommends that interested individuals explore and learn more about each board before submitting an Expression of Interest.  Detailed information of each Board’s responsibility, authority, duration of term, estimated time commitment required, location of meetings, membership, remuneration rates, and other considerations are provided.

Inquiries regarding a board should be directed to the contact information indicated on each board profile.

Interested candidates may apply to as many boards as they wish. The selection of successful candidates will be based on a balance of their work history, skills, community involvement, other life experience relevant to the position, and the particular needs of each board.  During the appointment process and depending on the board, the applicant may be asked to undergo relevant background and records check.

How do I apply

_PKP5628Those wishing to be considered for an appointment are asked to submit a completed Expression of Interest form.

To be considered for service, individuals may apply by downloading the form or by contacting the Registrar, Board Appointments at the address listed below and requesting the form by mail. The completed form can be submitted electronically via the website online, by email or mail.

What happens after I apply

Receipt of your Expression of Interest will be acknowledged.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement within one week or have any questions, please contact the Registrar, Board Appointments at the address below. While the GNWT appreciate those who express an interest to serve on public boards, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.

Information provided will be retained and referred to when applicable vacancies arise. Expressions of Interest received will remain on file for two years.

All information provided will be kept strictly confidential and used only for candidate selection, nomination and appointment purposes. The information may be shared with the nominating or appointing party. Information collected is protected by the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Terms of Office

Appointment terms can vary between 1 to 5 years depending on applicable legislation or policy. Some legislation specifies the maximum number of terms or years a member may serve. Where it is not specified, a member can serve on a board for as long as he or she is willing.

Contact Information

Inquiries related to a specific board should be directed to the contact information indicated on the board profile.

All other inquiries can be directed to the Registrar, Board Appointments at the address below.

Registrar, Board Appointments
Priorities and Planning
Department of Executive
Government of the Northwest Territories
P O Box 1320
Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 767-9156 ext 11101
Fax: (867) 873-0279