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Institutional Cook

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This employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees residing in Iqaluit only.
$76,513 to $86,837 per year, 40 hours/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees residing in Iqaluit only.

The Institutional Cook (Cook) will work under the direction of the Food Services Manager at the Aqqigiarvik Correctional Healing Facility (ACHF) - previously known as the Baffin Correctional Center. The cook will prepare meals, instruct offender kitchen workers, and conduct required kitchen operations to ensure the timely and secure delivery of meals. The position is required to ensure Food Safe, Health and Safety regulations are followed to provide quality assurance to staff and offenders. The Cook will play a key role not only in cooking and preparing meals but in teaching offenders recognized kitchen practices and food handling protocols. These must meet a culinary education certificate that is effective and recognized by external agencies.

This position follows established policies and procedures for food services using regulations and guidelines set forth by Health Canada including but not limited to Canada’s Food Guide and Food Safety Standards, Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS regulations and HACCP standards, to provide quality assurance to staff and inmates. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a minimum of (2)  years of cooking experience in a high-volume production environment. Familiarity with therapeutic diets and allergies, infection control, quantity control, quality control, portion control. The Institutional Cook is required to have a class 5 driver’s license and first aid along with CPR certification. This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

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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