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Senator for Northwest Territories

Senators are Canadians of accomplishment and experience. They have four important responsibilities:

Legislate – In addition to proposing their own bills, senators review legislation passed by the House of Commons.

Represent – Senators represent their province or territory and give a voice to minorities.

Investigate – Through Senate committees, senators investigate matters that are important to Canadians.

Deliberate – Senators draw on their diverse experiences and backgrounds to debate and vote on bills under consideration.

The Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments is accepting applications for the Northwest Territories senator position.

Northwest Territories has one seat in the Senate. Information on current senators and their planned retirement date can be found on the Senate’s website.

Canadians may apply for appointment to the Senate through an open application process based on transparent, merit-based criteria and requirements under the Constitution. You are encouraged to review information about the role of the Senate and the assessment criteria, and to consider how well you meet each of the criteria and requirements before applying.

A complete application package includes the following documents:

*It is strongly recommended that you use our templates. You may however use a different format as long as you include the same information and respect the limits on length.

If you have already applied in the past two years, you do not need to reapply. You can however update your documents by using the Senate Appointments Self-Serve system.

Need assistance? You may find the answer in our Questions and Answers section. If you do not find what you are looking for, you can also contact us.

Thank you for your interest.

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