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Territorial Human Resources Advisor

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This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.
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$95,882 - $108,810
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Closing Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Under the direction of the Director, Corporate Services, the Territorial Human Resources Advisor (Advisor) is responsible for providing advice, analysis and support regarding human resources services to the department across Nunavut, specifically to the three regional offices. This is a key position that requires a complete knowledge of the Department of Education’s policy and decision-making framework to ensure compliance with the Education Act, Public Service Act, Nunavut Agreement and relevant collective agreements. This position provides expert advice and professional support regarding all aspects of human resources management operations to the Deputy Minister, the Assistant Deputy Ministers, Headquarters, the three Regional School Operations offices, and the Commision Scolaire Francophone du Nunavut.

Some of the responsibilities and expectations of this position include providing expert advice, training and professional support in the recruitment and retention of Nunavut Teacher Association (NTA) members while ensuring compliance with the Education Act, Article 23 and the Priority Hiring Policy. The incumbent provides expert advice and support to senior management regarding recruitment and selection of staff to ensure qualified staff are hired in all areas. In conjunction with HR Employee Relations, the incumbent will also ensure that employee relations issues are dealt with in a timely and consistent manner. Additionally, the Advisor provides support, training and leadership to HQ, Regional School Operations, Human Resources Officers, School Operation Staff and School administrators on aspects such as progressive discipline for NTA employees and staff belonging to the Nunavut Employees Union. Other managerial tasks include performance management, Collective Agreement interpretations, staffing processes, and long-term Inuit Employment planning within the department.  

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in labor or industrial relations, human resources management, business administration, or a related field along with three (3) years of work experience in human resources. Experience working with collective agreements and in a unionized environment is required. Experience in the public sector is considered an asset.

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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