Join Our Team

Looking for a northern adventure, and an exciting career in the public service?

Join Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada’s dynamic team located in the beautiful Northwest Territories, land of the midnight sun.

The Northwest Territories is a great place to live – endless summer days, exciting winter recreation, incredible scenery, and friendly people. AANDC is a great place to work!

AANDC programs and services play an important part in the day-to-day workings of the territory. AANDC hires people from many different fields, such as finance, information technology, resource management, Aboriginal affairs, and human resources.

The positions are located at the AANDC regional office in Yellowknife.

Learning and Development Opportunities

The Government of Canada supports a learning environment and offers a variety of learning opportunities. You will find experiences and programs that encourage learning and help you build a successful career. There is also on-the-job training in the form of coaching or mentoring, regular feedback from your manager, and conferences and workshops. Opportunities that are designed to help you successfully embark on a public service career.

Attractive Compensation Package

AANDC offers a competitive salary, supplemented with excellent medical/dental/ pension benefits, an isolated post allowance, flexible work arrangements, safe and healthy workplaces, vacation and leave, and opportunities for diversified work.

How do I get into the Public Service?

To start, you will need your Grade 12 diploma. Previous work experience is also an asset. AANDC has work in many fields and some require university degrees.

Others, like inspectors, require a high school diploma or college degree. In the Northwest Territories, the Public Service of Canada often works closely with other government departments, Aboriginal organizations, private firms and the general public, so strong communication skills are essential. Each field requires a different set of skills. For instance, being a numbers person will help you to work in finance, and strong writing skills will help you to work in communications. All jobs involve teamwork. The ability to work well with others is essential to the Public Service. A willingness to learn and advance is very important. Through training opportunities, guidance and other support, AANDC will be there with you every step of the way.

Want to find out more about AANDC and a career in the Public Service?

Contact the AANDC Northwest Territories Regional Office at (867) 669-2508 or

For jobs vacancies in AANDC, visit, watch Northern newspapers for job advertisements or contact (867) 669-2508 for information on active job competitions with AANDC.