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Cannabis Program Coordinator

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Restricted to Iqaluit residents only.
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:59pm

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 restricted to Iqaluit residents only.

Reporting to the Manager, Tobacco and Cannabis Programs, the Cannabis Program Coordinator will be responsible for the development of the strategy and programing to address the impacts and responses to the legalization of recreational cannabis use. It will consider harm reduction approaches to addressing the use and overuse of both legal and illegal substances. The position will work with a wide range of stakeholders on modernizing the approach to harm reduction of cannabis use in the Territory.

The Coordinator provides leadership in program design and development to ensure focus on critical determinants of health and social well-being for Nunavummiut related to cannabis use.  The Coordinator provides content expertise and operational direction for a division charged with implementing a work plan for reducing the harm of cannabis use in Nunavut. The Coordinator works closely with other Territorial Population Health positions, other GN departments (such as the Department of Finance and Justice), as well as non-governmental organizations, including Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, to ensure that cannabis harm reduction is incorporated into departmental policies, priorities and initiatives. As a member of the tobacco and cannabis team, the position will also support the tobacco program in its implementation and delivery as and when required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in a health-related discipline along with two (2) years’ experience in the area of health promotion, cannabis/substance use, addictions or related field.

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 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 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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