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Employee Relations Analyst

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$93,582 to $106,208 per year, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$16,008 per year
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021.  With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations.  As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Reporting to the Manager, Employee Relations, the Employee Relations Analyst (Analyst) is one of four positions working with the Employee Relations (ER) team. The Analyst provides support under the guidance of the Consultants and the Manager, provides advice to clients, training, interpretation of collective agreements and other authorities governing the terms and conditions of employment, and alternative dispute resolution. The Analyst contributes to developing and maintaining positive workplace relationships in the Government of Nunavut (GN) in accordance with legal obligations, collective agreements, and Inuit values.

The Analyst provides or assists in providing expert advice, training, and guidance to departments in handling employer/employee relations, accommodations, grievances, and disciplinary actions which are critical aspects in the development and maintenance of a productive and harmonious working environment in GN departments, boards, and agencies. The incumbent is responsible for promoting effective relationships between bargaining agents and GN departments, boards, and agencies. The Analyst also plans, coordinates, and oversees the preparation required for investigations. They are responsible for drafting reports and recommendations, including researching case law and jurisprudence to recommend solutions for employee/employer relations issues.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a diploma in Human Resources or related field from a recognized post-secondary institution, plus two (2) years of demonstrated experience in Human Resources. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, consulting skills and researching skills are all requirements for this position. An in-depth knowledge of user departments, boards, and agencies in Nunavut as well as an understanding of compensation policies and practices are considered assets for this position. Training in conflict or dispute resolution is also considered an asset. 

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.

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 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. 
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