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Assistant Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs

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Type of Employment 2: 
This transfer assignment employment opportunity is restricted to indeterminate employees of all Government of Nunavut departments or agencies
Union Status: 
: $133,376. to $190,537. per year, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 11:59am

This transfer assignment employment opportunity is restricted to indeterminate employees of all Government of Nunavut departments or agencies

Reporting to the Deputy Minister, Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Assistant Deputy Minister is responsible for Intergovernmental Relations for the Government of Nunavut and Aboriginal and Circumpolar Affairs and accountable to the Deputy Minister for the coordinated, effective and efficient provision to the government, government employees and the population of Nunavut, of services and programs relating to the departments mandate.

This position is also accountable for the establishment at the highest levels of effective working relationships with all involved parties, internationally and domestically, including territorial, provincial and federal governments, to ascertain the issues and concerns of all involved parties and to promote the Government of Nunavut initiatives. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a completion of a bachelor’s degree in business, commerce, political sciences or related field from a recognized institution, plus ten (10) years of management experience in a related field, preferably within government setting. A current passport is required and This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

This Interdepartmental Transfer Assignment is expected to end on July 30, 2024.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 
Expiry Options: 
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