Student and Youth

The NWT Health and Social Services System and PracticeNWT recognize the importance in helping to develop and support students and youth in the pursuit of health and social services careers. A number of programs and initiatives have been created to provide students and youth with the meaningful tools they need to educate themselves and pursue a career in a health and social services profession. 

NWT Health & Social Services System Occupation Guide

Check out the NWT Health and Social Services System Occupation Guide to find out more about careers in the health and social services professions in the Northwest Territories. This is a great tool that could help you plan your future career! 

Clinical Observerships and Job Shadowing

The Clinical Observership and Job Shadowing Programs provide applicants with first-hand, short-term opportunities to experience the HSS System alongside professionals in occupations of interest. Gain exposure to an occupation, while observing Mentors in their day-to-day work!

NWT Health and Social Services System Bursary Program

The NWT Health and Social Services Bursary Program is available to Indigenous and Northern students in the Northwest Territories pursuing an education in a health and social services-related field. Your post-secondary awaits!

Practicum Placements

Practicum Placements allow students to gain actual experience working within the profession of health and social services while providing hands-on training, mentorship, and building connections for future employment prospects.

Student and Youth Employment

The Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) offers two employment programs for students and youth – The Summer Student Employment Program and the Internship Program. To learn more, visit the GNWT Careers, Student and Youth page.

Ophthalmic Medical Technologist Training Program (OMTTP)

The Ophthalmic Medical Technologist Training Program (OMTTP) is a full-time, two-year program that trains students in the NWT to become certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists.