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Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development

Rankin Inlet
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This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit by location only.
Union Status: 
$126,287 - $180,410
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Closing Date: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 12:00am

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit by location only.

Reporting to the Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Transportation, the Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development leads and directs comprehensive strategies, programs and initiatives to maximize the economic benefits of trade, investment and cultural relationships across Nunavut, nationally and internationally.

The Assistant Deputy Minister of Economic Development will be responsible to represent the Deputy Minister at meetings of senior officials in governments and regulatory authorities to collaborate on investment, marketing, and trade projects; enhance the ability of regulatory processes to facilitate investor timelines and priorities; and collaborate on initiatives such as trade missions and technology transfers.

The incumbent will lead and manage the Territorial agenda on economic development; provide expert advice, guidance and recommendations; collaborate on initiatives (trade missions, project and programs) and to: provide information for news releases and contribute to communications plans for the Minister and the Premier.

The ADM, Economic Development has a support staff of seventy-two (72), the incumbent provides direct supervison to seven (7); Director of Minerals & Petroleum Resources, Director of Tourism & Cultural Industry, Director of Fisheries & Sealing, three (3) Directors of Community Operations and the Director of Business Development. 

The skills, knowledge and abilties for this position would normally be achieved through the completion of a university degree in Business, Economic Development or a related field, plus ten (10) years of experience working at a senior management level in a government or private sector organization.  The incumbent must have proven ability in business, economic development, trade, investment and marketing.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An Eligibility List may be created


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 more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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