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Teach in Nunavut

Nunavut is one of Canada’s best-kept secrets and a remarkable place to live and work for educators.


As a teacher, you will have the opportunity to work with amazing students, experience a vibrant culture, and explore a vast northern environment.


Each school in Nunavut is unique and diverse, and teachers are an integral part of the communities they live in. You will join a team of colleagues who are passionate about Inuit language and culture, creative, resourceful, and committed to teaching and making a positive difference.


Teaching in Nunavut provides opportunities to inspire students, whether it is through classroom instruction or after-school activities. Our students are eager to learn, and eager to share their world with you. As a teacher in Nunavut, each day is a new adventure that brings its own challenges and rewards.


Nunavut teachers, as part of their employment contracts receive a competitive salary and benefits package. This includes a northern living allowance, relocation assistance (if applicable), subsidized staff housing (if applicable) and access to many professional development opportunities.


If you are a university graduate with a Bachelor of Education degree, visit or to learn about current teaching opportunities.


If you are interested in other Education-related positions, visit Government of Nunavut Jobs.


Application Process


Hiring for teaching positions in Nunavut is conducted by each regional school operations office (Qikiqtani, Kivalliq, Kitikmeot, and the Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut).


You will find all Nunavut job postings on or


Application Tips


When applying for a teaching position in Nunavut, here are some tips to keep in mind.



Do your research and make sure the job and community you apply to suits you and, if applicable, your family.


Apply to individual postings

For teaching and principal positions in Nunavut, you need to apply directly to a specific posting for a particular school, as opposed to being put in a pool of eligible applicants. This means each job posting you apply to needs its own application. Remember to include the position number for each posting in each application.


You will find all Nunavut job postings on or


Match your cover letter to the job posting

Ensure your cover letter directly addresses what the employer is looking for. You can find this information in the job posting, most likely under the desired and required qualifications sections.


Teaching Couples

Please clearly state in your cover letter if you and your spouse are both applying for Nunavut teaching positions.


Provide all documents

Read each posting carefully to ensure your application materials match what the job posting outlines in the desired and required qualifications sections.


Pay special attention to any documents you may need to submit such as up-to-date criminal record check / vulnerable sector screening or proof that you have completed the requirements of your teacher education program.


Meet deadlines

Keep track of the closing date for each job posting, and make sure to submit your application on time.



On average it takes about two to three weeks to screen and hire the successful applicant after a job posting closes. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.


If you have any questions, direct them to the contact person listed in the job posting.


Prepare questions for the hiring committee

Before an interview, prepare questions you may want to ask the hiring committee. For example, at the end of your interview you may want to ask the committee about students, school programming, or resources available in the school to support your instruction.