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Senior Advisor Inuktut

Culture and Heritage
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$99,743.00 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
21 December 2018


Term ending November 2019

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Iqaluit.

Reporting to the Director, Official Languages, the Senior Advisor Inuktut is responsible for all implementation aspects associated with the Inuit Language Protection Act and the Official Languages Act as they relate to Inuktut. The Senior Advisor Inuktut will lead the effective development and implementation of the Acts, as it relates to Inuktut, as both Acts have a broad impact across departments and public agencies of the government. The incumbent will have a clear vision for the protection and promotion of Inuktut in Nunavut.

This will involve the development and coordination of extensive administrative, planning, policy, financial, legal and communication responsibilities that must be effectively discharged in order to meet government objectives and legal obligations. In order to achieve the objectives that are outlined in the Acts, the incumbent will need to play a lead role in all required policy and budget development areas, as well as actively liaising with legal and legislative counsels.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this role are usually obtained through a post-secondary degree in Law, Public Administration or Political Science and five (5) years of related experience.  The successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate in Inuktut and another of Nunavut’s official languages.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term if approved by their manager.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future positions.


Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220