Staff Directory

Institutional Cook

Rankin Inlet
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$74,562 per annum for 42 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$18,517 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
07 April 2017

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.

Reporting to the Food Services Manager at the Rankin Inlet Healing Facility (RIHF), the Institutional Cook will prepare meals, instruct offender workers, and conduct required kitchen operations to ensure the timely and secure delivery of meals. This position is required to ensure Food Safety, and Health and Safety regulations are followed to provide quality assurance to staff and offenders. The cook will also play a key role not only in cooking and preparing meals but in teaching offenders recognized kitchen practices and food handling protocols.

In this position you will prepare food services for the RIHF – help to ensure the kitchen operates under strict compliance of Institutional, Municipal, Territorial and Federal regulations.  You will prepare and deliver food services adhering to policies, standards, schedules, and procedures for client/staff meal service. You will also assist in supervision of a small crew of offenders, providing technical direction and/or training to support offenders, and assist in the promotion of a learning environment for offenders.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum two (2) year culinary diploma, or Red Seal from an accredited institution (required); Food Safe Level I Certificate within last three (3) years (can also be obtained after hiring); Minimum two (2) years food service experience; Familiarity with therapeutic diets and allergies, infection control, quantity control, quality control, and portion control.

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

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.


An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097