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Terms and conditions of employment related to pay periods are contained in collective agreements and employee handbooks:

Main Collective Agreement with the UNWArticle 24, Pay

NWTTA Collective AgreementArticle A1, Salary
Excluded Employees’ HandbookSalary
Senior Managers’ HandbookSalary



These guidelines and procedures apply to all employees except those employed by the NWT Power Corporation. 



  1. All employees are paid bi-weekly. Paydays are every second Friday.
  2. Casual employees are paid two weeks after the pay period end date.  For example, weeks one and two are paid at the end of week four.
  3. Non-casual employees are paid one week after the pay period end date.
  4. Employees will receive their pay through direct deposit with the Canadian financial institution of the employee’s choice.



  1. To ensure accurate and timely pay, employees are responsible for entry of time reporting and leave into PeopleSoft. Exceptions may be made for employees identified as self-service exempt employees (see HR Manual 203).
  2. Employees view their payroll advice online through the PeopleSoft self-service module.  Exceptions may be made where an employee is on leave greater than six months and internet access is unavailable. 


About this section

Authority: 14.00 Human Resources Establishment Policy

Effective Date: November 25, 2011
History: Previously revised April 2005
Responsible Unit: Employee Services