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Sivumuaqatigiit Training Initiatives


Sivuliqtiksat is an on-the-job internship program designed to increase Inuit beneficiary representation in management level positions (director, manager, supervisor etc.) and specialist positions (unique to a department) in the Government of Nunavut.

Internships are usually 1 to 3 years in duration (depending on the position and the skill set and experience of the Intern) and are supported by a designated trainer for the internship period, a customized learning plan and group and individual training courses.

The Department of Human Resources is responsible for funding and administration of the program, which supports a total of 16 internship positions.  One full-time program coordinator (Sivuliqtiksat Coordinator) is available to assist departments, interns, designated trainers and managers in all aspects of the program.

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Sivumuaqatigiit Training Initiatives


Amaaqtaarniq Education Program

Amaaqtaarniq Education Program sponsors long-term post-secondary education leave for Nunavut Inuit and wish to qualify for a profession in the GN that is not found in their home department.  The employee may participate in job shadowing of the position or career path in which they are interested, in order to learn more about it. 

Career Broadening Program

Career Broadening Program is designed to provide a broad range of job experience for Nunavut 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 upon a learning plan and addresses the skills and knowledge the employee wishes to acquire.

Training Travel Fund

Training Travel Fund was set up to help pay for the travel costs of the Nunavut Inuit employees attending work related training outside their home communities.  The goal is to increase the number of Inuit employees taking job related training and the amount of training they access.  The department’s request reimbursement of travel costs and the applicants must demonstrate that the eligibility requirements have been met and provide evidence of travel expenses.

Policy Foundations Program

Policy Foundations Program is designed for Nunavut Inuit employees interested in learning about what’s involved in policy-making and exploring a career in public policy.  The program is expected to have broad and significant benefits for Nunavut’s public service and increase the representation of Inuit in policy positions.