If you would like to work as a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner in the Northwest Territories and/or Nunavut, you are required to obtain registration with the RNANT/NU.

To become registered as an RN or NP in the Northwest Territories and/or Nunavut, an individual must complete an approved nursing program, pass a national nursing registration exam accepted by the RNANT/NU, and fulfill all other RNANT/NU registration requirements.

Please note that the registration process can take anywhere from 4 - 6 weeks once all documents have been received. Verification documents from the other jurisdictions can take up to 6-12 weeks from the time you request them.

Our membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st


Are you thinking about coming to work as a nurse in the North?

Each applicant is required to be fully registered as an RN or NP with the RNANT/NU before they can begin orientation in the NT and/or NU with any employer.


Looking to renew your registration?

Our renewal period is from September 1st – October 31st of each membership year. Please visit our Renewal Application Page for information on how to renew your license.


Is this your first time applying for registration with the RNANT/NU?

If this is your first time applying for registration with the RNANT/NU as an RN, please see our RN Initial Registration Application page. If this is your first time applyng as an NP, please see our NP Initial Registration Application page. If you are an Internationally Educated Nurse and have not yet obtained licensure to work in Canada, please see our Internationally Educated Nurses Page.


Have you been previously registered with the RNANT/NU, and are looking to return to work as an RN or NP in the NT/NU?

If you have been previously registered as an RN or NP with the RNANT/NU and have let your registration lapse, you are required to reinstate your registration. If you are currently registered with the RNANT/NU as an Associate Non-Practicing Member and wish to to obtain an active practicing membership, you also are required to reinstate. To reinstate your registration as an RN or NP, please see our RN Reinstatement Application page or NP Reinstatement Application page.


Have a question regarding your registration application?

Please direct any registration questions to the registration coordinator.

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Office Hours
Monday – Friday  8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday  Closed

PO Box 2757
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2R1
Phone: 867-873-2745
Fax: 867-873-2336

Office Location
3rd Floor, 4921 49 Street
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2N9

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