Division Emergency

School closures due to Evacuation Orders

School Closures due to wildfires

Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.

Evacuation Orders

Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement

Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order

Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, an eight (8) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect. 

Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires

Click here to view the Question and Answer page.

Division News



Itinerant Teachers


Location: All Schools

Competition #: 6606

Open To: Everyone

Date Posted: June 27th, 2018

Closing Date: Open Ended

Additional Information:

Are you a retired teacher or a teacher looking for an educational opportunity in Alberta’s north interested in itinerant and supply teacher needs, as well as receive benefits and remuneration for the entire school year?  Northland School Division No. 61 is seeking an advocate for indigenous education and aboriginal language and culture to help us lead the way in First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) learning. 

Applications are invited for three 0.60 FTE itinerant teaching positions that will provide 100 days of service.  The positions will be based in:

  • One position will be based in the High Prairie area (Area 1);
  • One position will be based in Wabasca, Alberta (Area 2); and
  • One position will be based Janvier or Conklin, Alberta, (Area 3).

These positions will be serving regions that are grouped by geography. The successful applicant will be expected to travel as needed, but will be compensated, and subsidized housing is available in Areas 2 and 3.

We have twenty schools in the division that offer instruction in grades K-12 to 2100 students in northern Alberta.  Kindly visit our website at www.nsd61.ca/schools for information on each school/community.

Fluency in and/or knowledge of the Cree or Chipewyan language, English as a Second Language/English Language Learning training and cross-cultural experience would be definite assets.  All candidates must be eligible for teacher certification in Alberta.

Teachers looking for rewarding and challenging opportunities are asked to submit a resume, recent evaluation reports, transcripts, references, and other supporting documentation, to:

Wesley Oginski, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources

Northland School Division No. 61

P.O. Bag 1400, Peace River, Alberta T8S 1V2

Phone: (780) 624-2060.  Fax: (780) 624-5914.

Email: applications@nsd61.ca

Offers of employment are conditional on receipt of satisfactory criminal record checks from the candidate.  References may be checked prior to interviews.