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Biweekly Payroll

Government of the Northwest Territories’ staff are paid on a biweekly schedule.

Several types of employees are paid through the PeopleSoft HRIS and are categorized into three main groups: casual employees, permanent employees, and teachers.

Casual Employees:  employees hired for short periods of time-not in positions, recipients of Contract/Honoraria payments, pages for the Legislative Assembly, and substitute teachers, to name a few examples, are paid on a one week delay in pay.

Permanent  employees: employees hired into term and indeterminate positions are paid on a one week delay in pay.

Teachers: indeterminate and term teachers are paid on a one week delay in pay, with the pay for the school year spread across a full year (August to July).  For a detailed explanation of how teachers’ salaries are calculated:

Frequently used documents, including payroll calendars, forms, and HRIS information can be found on the Department of Finance website.