Holiday Hours

Holiday Emergency Numbers

Most GNWT offices will close during the holidays beginning on December 21, 2018 and will reopen for services on January 2, 2019.

*Emergency contact numbers and links to more information:

Department of Education, Culture & Employment

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment Offices and ECE Service Centres will be closed from Dec 21 to Jan 2. The following services will not be available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Career Development
  • Early Childhood Programs
  • Employment Standards
  • Income Assistance
  • Senior Home Heating Subsidy
  • Student Financial Assistance
  • Nominee Program

For emergency Income Assistance and Seniors Home Heating Subsidy,
please call 1-866-973-7252

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre will be closed December 25, 26 and January 1.

Flavour Trader is closed December 22 - January 6.


Department of Environment and Natural Resources

24-Hour Spill Report Line
(867) 920-8130

Report a Poacher Line
(866) 762-2437

Wildlife Emergencies:

Deh Cho Region
(867) 695-7433

South Slave Region
(867) 872-0400

Hay River Area Office
(867) 875-7640

Inuvik Region
(867) 678-0289

Sahtu Region
(867) 587-2422

North Slave Region
(867) 873-7181


Department of Health and Social Services

Kids Help Phone
Text 686868 or Call 1-800-668-6868

NWT Help Line

Health Canada First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line  


Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority

Medical Travel Emergency After Hours
(867) 669-4115

Closures by region can be found online at:


Department of Infrastructure

Regional Offices
North Slave

(867) 445-5518

Sahtu Regional Office
(867) 446-0576

South Slave
(867) 874-5009

Fort Simpson
(867) 695-6364

(867) 678-0790

Procurement Shared Services:
The tender desk locations in Yellowknife, Norman Wells, Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith, will be closed from 5:00 p.m. December 20th, 2018 until 8:30 a.m. January 2nd, 2019. During this time, emails and phone calls will not be returned, including for matters related to active procurements.

Regional Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices

DMV Online Services will not be available December 21 - January 1.

DMV offices across the NWT will be at reduced hours. Visit for hours of operation in your region.



Coroner Service
1-866-443-5553 toll free 24 hours

Visiting hours and rules for Corrections Facilities are posted at


Department of Lands

Beaufort Delta
(867) 678-0856 or (867) 678-0056

(867) 695-1500 or (867) 995-6733

North Slave
(867) 444-0470 or (867) 446-0769

(867) 587-6999 or (867) 587-6730

South Slave
(867) 621-0634 or (867) 875-8098


Department of Municipal and Community Affairs

For police and fire emergency numbers for each community, please visit: