Page Program

The Page program is an opportunity for students in grade 8 and 9 (13-15 years old) to gain valuable work experience at the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly. For each sitting week of the Assembly, 6 students (2 from Yellowknife, 4 from outside of Yellowknife) are employed to provide essential services to the Members and Officers of the House. The program is designed to allow students who have an interest in the democratic process to experience firsthand how public policy is decided by the Legislative Assembly in our unique consensus government.

Pages are students that will work in the chamber about 15 hours a week, so they must have good academic standing, self-discipline, and are eager to learn. 

The official languages and educational outreach coordinator will work with principals to share information about the program and ensure that students from across the NWT can participate. To ensure equal representation from all constituencies, students are selected on a constituency/community/school rotational basis.

The Legislative Assembly will provide all meals and accommodations to pages and chaperones travelling to Yellowknife from other communities. 

Students must have permission and support from both a parent/guardian and their teacher/principal.

What does a page do?

  • Prepare the Chamber for each sitting day
  • Distribute documents and notes in the Chamber
  • Receiving and delivering items in and outside the Chamber
  • Distribute headsets
  • Learn about Consensus Government, how the Legislative Assembly works, and see the important work MLAs do

How to become a page:

  • Students must work with their teacher or principal to fill out an application form and have their teacher e-mail the completed form to @email
  • Students who are selected will be contacted, and teacher/principal will be notified.
  • If interested, let your principal know ASAP because positions fill up quickly!


  • Students travelling from out of town are required to have a chaperone from their home community that will stay with the students for the duration of their time in Yellowknife. The chaperone is required to have a Criminal record - vulnerable sector check done before travel to Yellowknife.

Pages and Speaker


Contact the Official Languages and Public Outreach Coordinator at @email or (867) 767-9130 extension 12022