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Chief Inspector

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Closing Date: 
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 11:59pm

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

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees only. This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit, Nunavut only.

The Chief Inspector shapes the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) strategy and approach to enforcing the Liquor Act, the Cannabis Act, related regulations, and conditions of all licenses issued under these statutes. As such, the Chief Inspector is a crucial resource on matters related to liquor and cannabis, and helps guide the GN’s broader policy, legislative and regulatory approaches.

Reporting to the Manager, Liquor and Cannabis, the Chief Inspector is an enforcement lead which conducts and guides inspections, helps prepare evidence for Board and Court hearings, responds to allegations and complaints from the public, works closely with legal counsel and law enforcement on criminal matters, and educates licensees, municipalities and others about the responsibilities, obligations and processes of Nunavut’s liquor and cannabis systems. The Chief Inspector’s actions and leadership significantly and directly impact compliance with the territory’s liquor and cannabis laws, and the public’s perception of the GN’s commitment to promote and uphold a safe, secure, and regulated liquor and cannabis industry.

The responsibilities of the Chief Inspector include: regular inspections of organizations, events and premises licensed under the Liquor Act and Cannabis Act by contracting inspectors, and managing their contract for their duration; enforcing possible findings of non-compliance by working with management, inspectors and GN counsel to determine whether and how a case should proceed; collaborating with licensees and other stakeholders to encourage compliance through clear and regular communication and liaising with municipalities, police, fire and health officials; encouraging overall safety by helping design, develop and deliver education, marketing and other outreach initiatives that encourage social responsibility and healthier choices related to liquor and cannabis; supporting the GNs broader work related to liquor and cannabis by recommending legislative, regulatory, and procedural improvements to management. 

The ideal candidate will have a recognized diploma in enforcement or a related field and one (1) year of experience in interpreting and enforcing regulatory law. Experience supervising staff and or contract employees, and in public presentations is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. 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.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

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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