Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services
Inter-Jurisdictional Support (Northwest Territories)
Type of service
The Northwest Territories has reciprocal agreements with all Canadian provinces and territories, and with several foreign countries to recognize each other’s family support (maintenance) laws. The Northwest Territories law about reciprocity is the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act (ISO). An applicant can ask the court to decide about the financial part of their family relationship, even though the other person resides in a reciprocating jurisdiction.
Pilot or ongoing service
Department of Justice
How to access this service
If you are a resident of the NWT with no divorce proceedings you may be able to register with the program by contacting the Maintenance Enforcement Program office for application packages and guides. You can complete the application yourself or with a lawyer and then your application must be sent to the Maintenance Enforcement Program office in Yellowknife.
Available throughout the Northwest Territories
[ Service(s) offered ]
Services are in English and interpreters are available if necessary. The electronic on-line forms are available in French and English.
Information and publications are available at:
Maintenance Enforcement Office in Yellowknife: (867) 767-9258
Toll free within the NWT: (800) 661-0798
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