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Building Official

Rankin Inlet
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Type of employment: 
$92,196.00 - $104,637.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week plus a Labour Market Adjustment of $15, 000 annually
Northern Allowance: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:00am

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Chief Building Official (CBO), as the successful candidate you serve as one of the team of territorial regulatory officials responsible for design and delivery of compliance programming to the National Building Code of Canada (NBC), National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC) and other adopted codes or standards pursuant to the Nunavut Building Code Act (BCA). This position will work independently and as a team member under the supervision of the CBO. Buildings include those used for assembly, institutional, residential, commercial, mercantile and industrial occupancy, and range from simple to complex in size and design.

As a regulatory official this position is responsible for administering the principle objective of the BCA, ensuring all new buildings are safe and compliant with the NBC, NPC, as well as other codes or standards adopted by the territory. As the Building Official you provide advice and recommendation on policy and program development, stakeholder engagement and issues resolutions. As the successful candidate, you will contribute toward the development of public information, information dissemination and respond to information requests.

As the successful candidate you must have a good understanding of general construction practices, preferably including experience in the North, and the ability to demonstrate expertise in the interpretation and application of Canada’s model construction codes with emphasis on the NBC and NPC. Additionally, you will have excellent written and verbal skills for preparing and presenting written reports, briefing notes and other correspondence as well as have the ability to read and accurately interpret plans and specifications of any complexity.

The ideal candidate is a certified, licensed or qualified Building Official as recognized in one or more Canadian province(s) or territories and has a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in an inspection or a regulatory capacity. Assets include having a degree in architecture or engineering; a certificate or diploma in architectural technology or engineering technician or technologist; a journeyperson designation with a red seal in a construction related trade or a certificate of qualification in the construction related trade issued under the “Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certifications Act”.

A valid class 5 driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract are also required for this position.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. In addition, the ability to speak Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun as well as experience working in rural, remote or northern communities are considered as assets. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies


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 more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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