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Human Resources Coordinator

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This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.
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$86,457 to $98,134 per year, 37.5 hours/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:59am

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources (Manager), the Human Resources Coordinator will assist the Manager on all Human Resources (HR) activities within the Department of Finance. This position provides ongoing advice and support to all departmental staff and central agencies in administrating staff recruitment, staff training and development, employee relations and disciplinary matters. The incumbent will also provide technical guidance and policy advice to all divisions in the department in the areas of human resources development and staff training.

Some of the responsibilities of this position include providing correct interpretations and application of HR legislation, collective agreements, policy, processes, and Inuit Employment Plan reports. The Human Resources Coordinator also provides HR support to client managers in a wide range of HR areas including recruitment, staff movement and payroll transaction (e.g., transfers, terminations, and acting assignments). The incumbent also consults with employees on leave and attendance issues, and enters HR data into various HR systems, databases, and spreadsheets. The nature of work, high volumes, short deadlines, and sensitive issues all require excellent accuracy and strong client service skills. Creating and maintaining a wide range of confidential and secure HR files in accordance with the records management policy will be expected as well as researching areas of concern and extracting information from the Human Resources Manual, Public Service Act, Nunavut Employees Union Collective Agreement and other resources.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized college diploma in Human Resources Management, Labor or Industrial Relations, or related field along with a minimum of two (2) years of relevant Human Resources experience.

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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