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Chief Elevator Inspector

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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:59pm

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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021.  With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations.  As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Reporting to the Director, Safety Services, the Chief Elevator Inspector oversees that Nunavut-wide lifting device systems are operated in a safe and efficient manner and to ensure that the lifting device systems meet the statue, code and standard requirements and are operated and maintained in accordance with the code and acceptable trade practices. This position leads, plans, organizes and provides guidance on proper installation of lifting device equipment and provides appropriate interpretation of the codes.

The Chief Elevator Inspector provides technical expertise to contractors, the public and government officials on the proper installation of lifting device equipment and systems based on the codes in effect and acceptable trade practices. The Chief Elevator Inspector produces written reports of all lifting device system inspections to owners or contractors, indicating the deficiencies to be corrected and the timeframe for correction of the deficiencies. This position conducts follow up inspections for compliance and corrections.  

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually attained through the following: qualified elevator constructor or an elevator mechanic recognized from a Canadian province or territory or through a Journeyman Red Seal professional certification as a Construction Electrician or Electrician from a recognized provincial or territorial professional accreditation body with a minimum of seven (7) years of total related experience. Certification as a QEI Certified Elevator Inspector by NAESA International or must be willing to work towards obtaining QEI certification will be considered an asset. Possess or be eligible for a valid Nunavut Class 5 driver’s license will be considered an asset.  

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in two or more of Nunavut’s official languages 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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