NWT Health and Social Services Referral Program

Referral Program

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services System (HSS System) Referral Program (Referral Program) is an incentive program available to all Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and HSS System employees. The purpose of the program is to attract nurse practitioners (NPs), physicians, and registered nurses (RNs) to indeterminate and term positions within the HSS System.

The HSS System includes the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA), the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA), and the Tłįchǫ Community Services Agency – Health (TCSA).

An employee who successfully refers a candidate (i.e., NP, physician, or RN) to an open indeterminate or term position for a year or more within the HSS System may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 for their recruitment efforts.

*Note that this program applies only to referrals made through the Referral Program process. Referral payments cannot be made retroactively for referrals made outside the program, which came into effect July 11, 2023.

Refer to the guidelines, application form, and frequently asked questions below to find out more and to apply:

Please contact PracticeNWT@gov.nt.ca for any questions on the program.