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Laboratory Technologist (3 Positions)

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$89,998 - $102,149
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This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

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.

The Qikiqtani General Hospital (QGH) in Iqaluit has an inpatient ward, an Emergency Department, and operating Room and several medical clinics. It is also the laboratory referral center for most residents of Nunavut.  The QGH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity. 

Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, The Laboratory Technologist works on delivering Chemistry, Hematology, Transfusion Medicine, Microbiology, Mycobacteriology and Specimen Receiving/Processing Services. In addition to providing Laboratory Services to the Qikiqtani General Hospital, the Laboratory Department provides services to Iqaluit Health agencies; Health Centre’s located in Nunavut and the Department of Health. The Laboratory Technologist analyses samples and conducts individual patient tests using both complex laboratory instrumentation and manual techniques. While performing analysis, the incumbent must be able to recognize normal and atypical findings and initiates the appropriate action.

Advanced knowledge of Laboratory Technologies, Principles and Standards of Practice including venipuncture, medical terminology and the ability to operate and understand complex laboratory instrumentation is required in order to provide direct hands on laboratory services. The incumbent must have the ability to prepare samples and put them into media to encourage growth and an ability to identify growth when present.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a diploma or degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from a Canadian College or University. Experience in all areas of laboratory will be considered a major asset. You must be certified with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science with a General Certificate in all areas (RT).

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

All health care providers must be able to acquire within a reasonable time frame, the following training and certification: WHMIS, All Codes response training, Dangerous Goods Transportation, CPR and Handwashing In-service.

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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Open until filled