NWT Job Opportunities

Current opportunities with recreation, parks, and on the land programming in the Northwest Territories.

CPRA Youth Employment Experience

Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2021

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has secured Government of Canada funding via the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) Program to support job placements for youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment.  This program will provide direct financial support via 100% wage subsidies to local governments, allowing them to offer placements that will focus on youth gaining a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience in the community parks and recreation sector. 


Not only will this program provide hands-on training, but each youth will be paired with a mentor at their place of employment to provide an immersive experience.  Via this program, local governments will be able to hire additional youth to advance their parks and recreation priorities. 


Over the course of this 3-year program, over 250 youth will be engaged in the CPRA Youth Employment Experience program. Calls for funding will be announced each year. The program will end in December 2023.


This is an open competition, and eligible organizations are invited to apply in English or in French.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2021

Notice of Decision: June 2, 2021

Earliest Job Start Date: June 7, 2021


CPRA Green Jobs

The CPRA intends to re-launch the Green Jobs Initiative in April 2021, with funding available as early as May 1st, 2021.
The Green Jobs Initiative:
  • Provides 50% wage subsidies to municipalities, Indigenous communities and other sector organizations to hire youth between the ages of 15-30.

  • Supports jobs placements between 4-16 weeks in duration.

Keep checking back for updates!

City of Yellowknife –

Summer Day Camp Leaders

Deadline to Apply: June 15, 2021

The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking students who have a love of working with children and being outdoors enjoying our beautiful northern summer!!


Please keep in mind the following requirements for our Day Camp positions with the Community Services Department:

  1. You must have valid First Aid and CPR-C certifications. You will have to provide copies of these.

  2. Include the dates you are available to work. A start date, and the date you must return to school are necessary. These positions do not begin until the third week of June. You must be available for mandatory training during this time. No exceptions.

  3. Include any childcare experience you may have, either at a workplace, or informal babysitting.

  4. You must have a Criminal records check completed prior to commencing work. You should keep in mind that this can take a couple of weeks to be processed.

  5. There are both full-time and part-time positions available. Positions will be awarded based upon education and experience.

Interviews for these positions will take place between May and June 2021. You will be contacted if your resume has been short-listed for an interview opportunity. 

Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. 

Northern Youth Leadership – Project Manager

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

This is an exciting career opportunity based in Yellowknife directing a small non-profit that offers free on-the-land leadership programs for youth from across the NWT and Canadian Arctic. Northern Youth Leadership is a project on the @makeway_together shared platform. If you’re looking for a career that combines your organizational management experience with your passion for working with youth & being on the land, this position may be for you.

Duties & Responsibilities

We’re looking for a candidate with extensive experience in grantwriting, program management, youth work and land-based/wilderness programming. The Project Director is responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing and evaluating NYL’s remote wilderness programming. Experience working in Northern and remote settings is a significant asset. This position will be of particular interest to those with backgrounds in social work, outdoor education, child and youth work or non-profit management.

The Project Director answers to a dedicated group of volunteer Steering Committee members and works closely with MakeWay Charitable Society to maintain operating, financial and administrative systems that support operations.


Send your CV and cover letter, or any questions to: hr@northernyouth.ca

Please see full job description at www.northernyouth.ca/join-our-team.

City of Yellowknife –

Recreation Leader Opportunities

Deadline to Apply: June 15, 2021

The City of Yellowknife is currently looking for new recreational program instructors. If you have teaching experience, and would like to share your interests and knowledge by teaching a recreational program, the City would like to hear from you.  Please submit a recreational program proposal to the Community Services Department at City Hall.  This proposal should include the following:

  1. Subject matter (include a brief description of the recreational program).

  2. Target audience (the age groups that the recreational program is intended for).

  3. Length of the program (for example, one session, 5 sessions, 10 sessions, etc.).

  4. Day of the week to offer the program (a day that would best suit your lifestyle).

  5. Time of day to offer the program (day or evening).

  6. What type of facility is needed for the course.

  7. A list of materials required for the course.

  8. A resume outlining any previous teaching experience and any certificates related to the subject, such as coaching certification.

  9. A current Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector included.

  10. Any extra expenses including a proposed wage

For more information, please contact the City of Yellowknife at (867) 920-5606 or visit their website: yellowknife.ca.

Submit a Job Opportunity


NWT Recreation and Parks Association Box 841, 4908 49th Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N6

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association's physical office is located in Sǫ̀mba K'è on Chief Drygeese Territory in Treaty 8, the traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene and the North Slave Métis, also known as Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.


P. (867) 669-8375      

F. (867) 669-6791