Northern Territories Federation of Labour was founded in 1980 and has more than 9,000 affiliated members in over a dozen unions in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  We are chartered by the Canadian Labour Congress, the largest democratic and popular organization in Canada with more than 3 million members.  We do not answer to governments.

  •  All affiliated Locals pay a monthly per capita of $2.75 per member (full-time) and $1.25 per member (part-time) to the Northern Territories Federation of Labour.

The governing body of the Northern Territories Federation of Labour is its convention held every three years, made up of delegates from all affiliated Locals.

Between conventions, the Federation is governed by:

  • The Executive Committee:  six officers duly elected at convention.
  • The Executive Council: all members of the Executive Committee along with six regional representatives (three regions in the Northwest Territories and three regions in Nunavut).

In the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, there are no local or regional Labour Councils as there are in other Provinces. Here, the Executive Council members provide the regional component of the governing body of the Federation between Conventions.