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Career Broadening Program

The Career Broadening Program provides a range of job experience for Government of Nunavut (GN) Inuit employees.  The program allows a participant to work in an area of their choice for up to twelve months per assignment and the participant can have up to three assignments.  Each assignment is based on a learning plan and addresses the skills and knowledge the employee wishes to acquire.

The Career Broadening Program provides opportunities for employees to:

  • Acquire or broaden their work-related skills.
  • Develop management skills and experience that will help them to successfully compete for a first management position, or to move from manager to director level.
  • Develop public service skills and experience needed to successfully compete for indeterminate positions.
  • Fill special project leadership roles.

By increasing the skills and knowledge of Inuit employees, the program will also facilitate GN departments and public bodies to achieve their Inuit Employment Plan objectives.


Eligible GN employees who:

  • Are Inuit working in any department.
  • Are indeterminate, term, or casual and have worked for the GN for at least three years (continuously or seasonally with 36 months’ cumulative employment).
  • Have an interest in a career in the GN.
  • Have completed a Career Achievement Record and discussed their career goals with a Career Planning Specialist at the Department of Human Resources.
  • Have had positive performance reviews.
  • Have the support of their current Deputy Head to participate in career broadening assignments.

Priority will be given to Inuit who are long-term casual employees.

Inuit employees participating in other GN career development initiatives may also participate in the Career Broadening Program

Important documents

Request for Career Broadening Assignment
Career Goals (Career Achievement Record)
Career Achievement Record Consent Form
Confirm Employment and Performance Review
Career Broadening Program Guidelines

Contact information

Department of Human Resources