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Manager, Labour Market Programs

Family Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
28 July 2017

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director, Career Development, the Manager, Labour Market Programs will be responsible for assisting in the direction and management of the Government of Nunavut’s Labour Market programs, which along with the territory’s post-secondary student financial assistance comprise the Career Development branch of the Department of Family Services.

The primary function of the territory’s labour market programs are to intervene with individual clients, private sector employees, and third party organizations in order to find ways to support greater labour market attachment or employment amongst Nunavut residents. Currently, the branch maintains and delivers a range of programs known as ‘active labour market interventions’ which provide direct funding to Nunavut’s unemployed, underemployed, entrepreneurs and employers. A critical area of responsibility will be oversight of the delivery of the Nunavut apprenticeship program which registers new apprentices, monitors their progress and certifies them as journeypersons.

The development of labour market information specific to Nunavut is now a key focus of the branch and will be under the direct operational responsibility of the Manager, Labour Market Programs. Development of statistical models and other data sets will be used to more strategically focus the existing labour market programs and inform decisions about how they are implemented. Another key priority will be to develop tools for the public help guide decisions about occupational and career choices that are in line with Nunavut and Canadian labour demand.

The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of Labour Market economics including occupational supply and demand, along with knowledge of the cultural and historical issues affecting Nunavut’s labour force. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience with employment service delivery systems and be familiar with the Employment Insurance Act, Regulations Social Assistance Act, the Nunavut Apprenticeship, Trades and Occupational Certification Act and the Child Daycare Act. Knowledge of Income Support, Student Financial Assistance, Canada and Nunavut Labour Market Agreement are required to be successful in this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized University degree in Social Sciences, preferably in economics, political science, education or public policy/administration, along with five (5) years’ related experience as a manager.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Term until September 14, 2018. Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees, who apply and are successful on this term position competition, may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220