The Northwest Territories Association of Architects regulates the profession of architecture in the interest of the public.

All persons providing or advertising architectural services are required to be registered and permitted to practice by the NWTAA, which establishes and upholds the standards of practice for all architects in the Northwest Territories.

News & Updates

Notice of AGM and Election

January 22, 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Northwest Territories Assocation of Architects will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 5:30pm.  Meeting details will follow; members can expect an online forum under existing public health restrictions.

Consistant with the AGM, the election to Council is expected to begin on February 21, pending nominations.  A President (one-year term) and two Councillors (two-year terms) are required to be elected or appointed from among resident architects in good standing.  Any architect in good standing may nominate an eligible (resident) architect.  To make a nomination, please submit a completed Nomination Form to the NWTAA office by end-of-day February 20.

Elections close 5 days before the AGM; results are announced at the AGM.  If nominations do not exceed the number of available seats, candidates are acclaimed and/or Council must appoint from among eligible architects.

2021 Renewal Reminder

January 15, 2021

Registrations and firm permits must be renewed by January 31 to avoid penalties. Notices and invoices were delivered to each member around December 5.  Members who have not received their notices should contact the NWTAA office.

Renewals are also contigent on Mandatory Continuing Education compliance.  All architects must either have met the NWTAA requirements by December 31 or, for those reporting to other jurisdictions, be compliant with their home jurisdictions as of thier most recent reporting period.

Holiday Closure

December 16, 2020

The NWTAA office will be closed from December 18 to January 4.  Email and voicemail will be monitored intermittently during this time, and inquiries regarding annual membership renewals and Continuing Education compliance will be addressed at the earliest opportunity.

On behalf of Council and staff, we wish everyone a safe and relaxing holiday break and a healthy & prosperous new year.

2021 Renewals

December 6, 2020

All registrations and firm permits expire on December 31, 2020 unless renewed by January 31, 2021.  All registrants, firm permit holders and associates should have received a notice, invoice and appropriate forms by email.  Agents (eg, assistants, office managers) who have been identified by members and permit holders should have also received a copy of relevant emails.

Members and permit holders who have not received a notice by email are asked to contact the NWTAA office immediately.

The Continuing Education reporting deadline is December 31.  All members reporting to NWTAA must do so by this date.  Members reporting to other jurisdictions must follow the instructions of those jurisdictions - NWTAA will verify compliance directly with each jurisdiction, as needed.

ExAC 2020 Update

December 3, 2020

The 2020 Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC) is confirmed to proceed online on February 22-25, 2021.  For a detailed update, please see the ExAC website.