Licensing: Northwest Territories & Nunavut

The Northwest Territories and Nunavut account for over two million square kilometres of mountains, forests and tundra highlighted by hundreds of clean rivers and thousands of pristine lakes. In order to experience the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and all it has to offer you must meet the licensing guidelines and complete the registration process. We have provided information for your specific professional designation below.

Registered Nurses  |  Registered Psychiatric Nurses  |  Licensed Practical Nurses  |  Allied Professionals


Registered Nurses

To become licensed as an RN in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, please see RNANTNU (Registered Nurse Association of Northwest Territories & Nunavut)

Each provincial and territorial nursing regulatory authority is responsible for ensuring that registered nurses who apply for registration as nurse practitioners within their jurisdiction meet an acceptable level of competence before they begin to practice. Click here to view the Nurse Practitioner Exam Program.


Registered Psychiatric Nurses

Psychiatric nurses are not regulated in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut by their own board. Please see the information listed above under the "Registered Nurses" heading.


Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, please see the links below.


Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

If you are interested in seeing the Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Laboratory Science Licensing please click here.

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.


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