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Training and Development Specialist

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$86,457 to $98,134 per year, 37.5 hours/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:59am

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, the Training and Development Specialist (Specialist) will develop, implement, monitor and evaluate comprehensive training workshops, resource planning, recruitment and leadership programs in order to attract, retain and develop, train and mentor employees for the Department of Community and Government Services (CGS). The incumbent will provide advice and guidance to CGS managers in develop and implementing the Inuit Employment Plan (IEP). The Specialist will research into specialized professional development courses and training programs for managers and employees IEP implementation.

The Specialist contributes to the to the organization through the training and development of all CGS employees. The incumbent provides career development and training opportunities for CGS employees, with particular emphasis placed on IEP implementation as prescribed under Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement. The Specialist will assist the department in the application of Inuit Employment initiatives and Article 23. The Specialist will serve as an advisor to the directors and managers throughout the region on matters relating to overall staff development and effective training practices.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a diploma in a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution , plus two (2) years of work-related experience.  Progress toward a professional designation in a related field from a recognized professional accreditation body is an asset. Related course work from a recognized post-secondary institution is an asset. Related work experience in the private or public sector will be 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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