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Public Health Nurse

Pond Inlet
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
$95,882– 108,810
Northern Allowance: 
$22,579.00 - $24,215.00

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 Public Health Nurse (PHN) provides a full continuum of public health services to individuals in the community in accordance with the public health program standards set by the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH). The position exists to protect, restore and promote health and reduce the incidence of disease and disability through health promotion, health protection and disease/injury prevention activities. 

The PHN practices within the context of the Departments Model of Care and, is responsible for the public health programs as determined by the needs of the community with a focus on maternal child health, school health, communicable diseases and immunizations. The PHN works with others in the community on a range of public health issues as determined by community priorities to empower Nunavummiut to live healthy lives..

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an Bachelor Degree of Nursing, or Diploma in Nursing with Certificate in Public Health;

A minimum of two years public health nursing experience or related is required;

Registration with The Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) prior to the start date of employment is required;

Current CPR Level Certification;

Requires annual registration with a professional government body in good standing adhering to all legal and ethical standards.

The following experience and certifications are considered assets: Experience working in remote and isolated communities;

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Skills Online courses;

Canadian Nurse Association (CAN) and Canadian Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) certification

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

in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

For full-time, permanent nurses, recruitment bonuses include: $5,000.00 on start date, $5,000.00 at 18 months of service and $10,000.00 at 30 months of service. Additional premiums include an Annual Frontline Allowance which ranges between $9,000 -16,350.00 (determined set per community) and a $375.00 Monthly Retention Bonus of $4,500.00 per year.

In addition, the Government of Nunavut is offering a $10,000 recruitment bonus to Nurses who are appointed into targeted Indeterminate positions by March 31, 2022

An Eligibility List may be created for all 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.



CONTACT: Department of Health, Government of Nunavut

                  PO Box 304, Pangnirtung, Nunavut X0A 0R0



Expiry Options: 
Open until filled