Life at Northwestel

Northwestel is defined by our culture. We go the extra mile and take responsibility for our work because our values are rooted in the communities we serve. When you join our team, you join an energetic, innovative, creative community with opportunities and resources to help you become the best at what you do. Together, we’re building a stronger North, and that starts with you.

Our 500+ northern employees range from highly trained technical experts to new graduates with creative minds. We’re diverse and inclusive, and looking for people of all skillsets and backgrounds.


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Here’s what you can expect

Your base package includes:
• Competitive pay
• Team Incentive Program (TIP)
• Northern Living Allowance
• Vacation Travel Allowance
• Flexible health and dental program, including fitness and health care spending accounts
• Life and disability protection insurance
• Mental health coverage is unlimited

Add our employee savings programs
• Employee share purchase
• Defined benefit pension plan

Plus, add our employee discount programs
• Discounts on Northwestel and Bell Mobility services
• Discounts on car rentals, vehicle purchase, hotel accommodations, computers and more


We strive to help northerners prosper and thrive. Our relationship with our employees is no different. We give you the tools to succeed at Northwestel by offering various courses and programs that help you be the best at what you do. We offer executive leadership training, courses and certifications as well as access to LinkedIn Learning.

We offer a strong benefits package, including access to 24/7 health care and mental health services, share purchasing program, northern living and travel allowances and a defined benefit pension. All of the benefits listed below are available to full-time permanent employees while part-time and temporary employees have varying benefit combinations which will be outlined in the job descriptions.


Our path forward

Northwestel’s reconciliation plan

Our Vision

Northwestel is proud to serve 96 northern communities, each with a rich and unique Indigenous history, culture and identity.

We exist to help ignite the power of these First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities through the very best communications technology and services.

We are committed to doing so in true partnership and consultation with Indigenous governments and other northern Indigenous partners in a way that creates shared benefits for people in the north.

We have published our plan publicly as a first step to further consultations with Indigenous governments and communities on how to make it better.

Our commitments to reconciliation

We will connect communities to each other and the world through world-leading technology

We exist to ignite the power of community. Our focus is improving access to high-speed internet in the north, bringing real benefits to every community we serve. High speed broadband increases access to critical services like education and health care, and leads to more economic opportunities.


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We will seek a shared pathway to an even better north

We believe stronger connections build stronger communities. Just as we strive to have Indigenous communities benefit from quality broadband, we believe they should also share in the economic benefits of investments in the North.


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We will strive to have our operations reflect the communities we serve

Our North is largely Indigenous, and we strive for our operations to reflect the people we serve. We will prioritize providing access to jobs and training to Indigenous communities and people. Our hiring processes will be accessible and supportive. Our public messaging, including our recruitment and marketing, will be inclusive and representative of the north.


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We will deepen our understanding of the North’s unique Indigenous cultures

We learn from those who’ve called this land home for millennia. We will meet the future with a deeper understanding of the north’s Indigenous cultures, governance, histories, and traditions. Our employees will understand the history of Indigenous people in the North, and the impacts of colonialism and residential schools have had. We will celebrate Indigenous culture and amplify it to the North.


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Ready to join the team?

Career Opportunities

Job Title Posted Date City
Analyst, Business Systems 2024-05-08 Whitehorse
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs 2024-05-01 Whitehorse
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary 2024-05-01 Whitehorse
Customer Service Representative - Full-time & Part-time 2024-03-26 Whitehorse
Sr Manager, Regulatory Affairs 2024-03-26 Yellowknife
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary 2024-03-26 Whitehorse
Customer Service Rep, Bilingual - Full-time 2024-03-12 Iqaluit
Radio Technician 2024-01-19 Whitehorse
Cable Splicer 2022-06-30 Whitehorse


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