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$92,119 - $148,356
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Closing Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 11:59pm

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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Under the direction of the Director Legal Registries, Counsel is responsible for providing legal services for the application and enforcement of the Land Titles Act, Business Corporations Act, Societies Act, Partnership Act, Co-operative Associations Act, Securities Act, Condominium Act, Mechanics Lien Act, Personal Property Security Act, portions of the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement as well as numerous federal and territorial statutes affecting real property law (including surveying and conveying of Crown lands, municipal legislation, family law, and statutes relating to minors, deceased persons and dissolved corporations, etc.) and various national rules, instruments, and procedures of the Canadian Securities Administrators. 

This position ensures appropriate and consistent policies are applied in the administration of territorial statutes according to sound legal principles. Counsel researches emerging legal issues impacting the Division and prepares impact statements for the Director. The incumbent will serve as the principal legal resource for the Land Titles Office, the Securities Registry, Corporate Registry, Personal Property Security Registry.

The successful candidate must have a Common Law degree from a recognized Canadian university and either be a member of the Law Society of Nunavut and/or be a member in good standing of a provincial or territorial Bar. Applicants without membership in the Law Society of Nunavut must be eligible to obtain membership within a reasonable time. The Counsel must have knowledge of and experience in: the laws of Canada and Nunavut; Aboriginal and/ or northern issues and Inuit organizations generally. Applicants must have the ability to clearly explain legal concepts in writing. Knowledge of government policies and operations is desired.

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.

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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