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Senior Legislative Advisor

Government of the Northwest Territories
December 11, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
  • The salary range for this position is from $56.29 per hour to $67.23 per hour (approximately $109,766 - $131,099.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.
Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment (ITI)



Senior Legislative Advisor,

Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment (ITI)

Government of the Northwest Territories,

Yellowknife, NT


Department Information

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) works through wide-ranging partnerships and initiatives to deliver quality programs and services that promote and support economic development, diversification and prosperity in the interest of Northwest Territories residents  – their businesses and communities.


Job Information

The Senior Legislative Advisor is responsible for providing expert advice in the area of legislative analysis and coordinates the legislative development processes, including the amendment of existing legislation and advancement of new legislation, to ensure legislation is effective and understood within the Department.


Located in Yellowknife, you will report to the Manager of Legislation and Legal Affairs. The Legislation and Legal Affairs Unit of the Policy, Planning, Communications and Analysis division is responsible for providing expert advice relating to legislation and legal affairs relating to the mandate of the Department, in addition to coordinating the development of new policy and legislative initiatives, and the legal activities of the Department.


You will be called upon to provide advice and coordinate responses regarding the varied legal issues that arise related to legislation and departmental activities in general, and to recommend courses of action to mitigate risks, including recommending positions on litigation. The actions recommended can have a significant impact on the way the Department delivers programs. These recommendations also have potentially significant financial implications through provision of advice that may result in the Department avoiding costly lawsuits. Recommended actions often deal with issues that have a high public profile.


To be successful in this role you will typically need an undergraduate degree in a related field and a degree program in law (LLB/JD), as well as three years of experience working with law and legislation, experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of legislation, experience in writing and researching formal advisory and decision documents, and experience in providing complex advice and analysis to senior levels of government.


The incumbent must be eligible for membership in the Law Society of the Northwest Territories.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $56.29 per hour to $67.23 per hour (approximately $109,766 - $131,099.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23033

Closing Date: January 4, 2023- 23:59, Mountain Time

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance

Government of the Northwest Territories



Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106

Fax (867) 873-0445


Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

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