Equal Pay Commissioner

The commissioner is appointed for a four-year term by the Legislative Assembly.  They are responsible for ensuring that the right to equal pay for work of equal value in the Public Service Act is protected. That right applies to employees in the NWT public service, in the NWT Power Corporation and teachers. It requires their employers to pay all of their employees who perform work of equal value the same rate of pay, regardless of sex.

The commissioner receives and investigates complaints about the right to equal pay for work of equal value. They submit annual reports to the Legislative Assembly and you can find them on our Tabled Documents page or contact the Legislative Library.