Take the online course approved by the Government of the Northwest Territories and receive your Northwest Territories Hunter Education Certification of Completion.
If you are an Aboriginal harvester in the NWT, you need a General Hunting Licence (GHL) to harvest in areas of the NWT in which, subject to land claim agreements, you do not have a right to harvest. The GHL is good for your lifetime.
You need a resident hunting licence (RES) if you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has been living in the NWT for 12 continuous months.
If you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who lives outside the NWT or has not resided in the NWT for 12 months, you need a non-resident hunting licence (NR).
If you intend to hunt migratory game birds in the NWT, you need a valid federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit (or ePermit) with an affixed or printed image of a Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp.
Hunting of migratory birds in Canada is regulated by Environment Canada under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and Regulations.
Please verify the provincial/territorial regulations pertaining to hunting and the carrying of firearms for the province/territory where you will be hunting.
More information on Licenses, Hunting Information and the NWT Hunting Guide can be found online at www.enr.gov.nt.ca/en/services/apply-hunting-licence.