Education & Development Opportunities

Public Housing Tenants

  • Housing NWT tenants are given a Tenant Handbook when they move into a public housing unit. The handbook explains the roles and responsibilities of public housing tenants, landlords, and agents involved in public housing in the NWT under the Residential Tenancies Act and related regulations.


Buying a Home

Homeowner Resources


  • The Alfred Moses Memorial Scholarship and Tom Williams Memorial Scholarship are awarded to Northwest Territories (NWT) part-time and full-time post-secondary students enrolled in certificate, diploma, degree program or other approved training program related to housing to assist with costs associated with pursuing their education. More information is available here:


  • To address ongoing shortages of qualified trade workers in NWT communities to perform construction and maintenance tasks, Housing NWT supports the training of apprentices. Local Housing Organizations currently employ over 40 journey-certified staff in various trades that will support apprentice assignment opportunities in the future.Apprentices with Housing NWT typically are the following trades: Housing Maintainer, Plumber, Gas Fitter, Oil Burner Mechanic/Oil Heat Systems Tech, Carpenter & Electrician.
  • Apprenticeship Programs are open to residents of the NWT who:
    • Have found an employer willing and able to hire you as an apprentice. You’ll have to sign a contract of apprenticeship between you and your employer. If you’re still not sure how to get started, you should talk to a Career Development Officer at your regional ECE Service Centre.
    • Individuals must have passed the Trades Entrance Exam with Education, Culture and Employment to gain employment as an apprentice in their chosen trade and must have obtained a minimum of 70% on the Trades Entrance Exam.

To learn more about opportunities in your region, contact your local Housing NWT District Office.