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Sivuliqtiksat Internship Program

Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Restricted to beneficiaries
$70,974 to $79,858
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
09 June 2017


These Employment Opportunities are restricted to Nunavut Inuit applicants only.

‘Sivuliqtiksat Internship Program is a unique on-the-job training program designed for Inuit who are interested in becoming future leaders within the Government of Nunavut Public Service. The Internship program provides professional development opportunities through mentoring, and classroom-based learning.  Internships are 1 to 3 years in length. Each intern will have a detailed learning plan and a designated trainer and interns who successfully complete their training program are appointed to the target position. Please include the reference number of the position you are interested in on your application’

Manager, Finance and Administration Intern is responsible working alongside the Manager of Finance and Administration who reports directly to the Director of Corporate Services. The Intern will develop competency in being responsible for managing critical financial and administrative services for the Department of Culture and Heritage. This position will cover the duties which include, but are not limited to; financial control and compliance, operational planning, financial and administrative support to managers, preparation of the financial components of the departmental Business Plan and Main Estimates, accounts payable, grants and contributions, casual, payroll, and inventory control. The Intern will learn to interpret the legislation, regulations, procedures and guidelines in order to ensure the efficient processing of financial transactions and accounts payable requests. The Intern’s ability to establish and develop internal accounting controls and applicable administrative procedures supports the Department’s ability to comply with the requirements of the Financial Administration Act and the Financial Administration Manual.

The Manager, Finance and Administration Intern will acquire the skills to be responsible for the effective and efficient administration of the department’s financial and administrative resources. The Intern will work with the Manager to safeguard government assets, ensure compliance with the Financial Administration Act, (FAA), ensure adherence to Generally Accepting Accounting Principles (GAAP), and ensure compliance with all applicable government and internal financial and administrative departmental policies and regulations. At the success of the training program, financial and administrative compliance will be dependent upon the Intern’s ability to effectively administer these program responsibilities.

The intern will require a Nunavut Inuit with Grade 12 diploma or equivalent and three years directly related experience working in finance and administration. One must have completed basic financial or accounting courses. The intern requires knowledge  of the following; government financial administration; collective agreements; Generally  Accepted Accounting Principles; Financial Administration Act, and the Financial Administration Manual; government contract procedures; government policies; legislations and regulations; government computerized accounting systems, records management, data entry and computer applications. To be considered, the intern needs to have skills in the following areas; the ability to understand legislations, manuals, guidelines, policies and procedures; skills in operating computerized accounting systems; good communication skills (both verbal and written); client services and conflict resolution skills; time management skills and the ability to maintain confidential information. In addition, the intern needs the following proficiencies that are required to do the job efficiently, with initiative, self-confidence, adaptability, respect for others, a cooperative attitude, honesty, friendliness, and the ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.

Proficiency in a second Nunavut Official Language is an asset.

  • 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 (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