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This employment opportunity is restricted to Iqaluit residents only.
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$ 92,196
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016
Closing Date: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to Iqaluit residents only.

Reporting to the Manager of Corporate Policy, the Policy Analyst is responsible for evaluating the broad policies and priorities of the Government of Nunavut and the Department of Finance and applying those findings to the development of policies, legislative proposals, and other required documents for the Department. Ensuring that the Directorate, Minister, other divisions, departments, and associated senior management are effectively informed on policy matters is a major part of this position. The Policy Analyst also coordinates departmental responses to requests made under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) Act.

The Policy Analyst provides support to the Minister and Deputy Minister by preparing briefing binders for the Minister and Deputy Minister, including coordinating, writing, updating and editing briefing notes. The incumbent is also accountable for preparing responses to public and government inquiries related to the Department’s programs and policies as well as existing legislations and regulations. Additionally, the incumbent assists the Manager and Director, Corporate Policy with the annual Business Planning process by analyzing requirements and making recommendations for and organizing the Business Planning process. The Policy Analyst also participates in the Departmental Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Committee and plays a significant role in promoting departmental Inuit Employment Plan objectives.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through degree in Public Policy/Administration, Political Science, Social Science, Law, Business Administration or a related field along with two (2) years of experience developing and analyzing public policy, programs and systems in a large organization or government setting. Excellent communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate complex concepts and provide advice both orally and in writing are requirements for this position.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is also 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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