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Friday, November 6, 2020 - 12:00am

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Employee Relations, the Employee Relations Consultant provides expert advice, training and guidance to departments handling employer/employee relations, grievances and disciplinary actions which are critical aspects in the development and maintenance of a productive and harmonious working environment in Government of Nunavut (GN) departments, boards and agencies. The position promotes effective relationships between bargaining agents and GN departments, boards and agencies.

Some of the responsibilities and expectations of the position includes: recommending, through careful research, appropriate courses of action in complex employee/employer interactions; investigating employee/employer issues; resolving grievances at the final level prior to arbitration; assisting managers in disciplinary actions; providing guidance to the interpretation of collective agreements and human resource policies; assisting in implementing strategies to promote a positive working environment; and planning and organizing cases for arbitration and Human Rights tribunals.

The ideal candidate for this position should have a degree from a recognized university in Industrial Relations, Business degree (with a Human Resources or Labour Relations Major), Industrial Psychology, or Labour Law.  In addition, a minimum of two (2) years’ directly related experience is required. Assets include an in-depth knowledge of user departments, boards and agencies in Nunavut and a good understanding of compensation policies and practices.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in French 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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