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

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.

Call for Entries for the NWTAA Architectural Awards Closed

November 30, 2020

November 30 marks the deadline for submissions to the NWTAA's 2020 Architectural Awards and Photography Competition.  The original deadline of October 30 had previously been extended to encourage more entries amid current pandemic issues.  Time for jury deliberation has also been extended, and the announcement for 2020 Award recipients is expected in January.  There is no plan for an in-person award gala in December; however, hope continues for an enjoyable event in the new year.