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Executive Assistant

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Restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Iqaluit only.
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Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00am

Term until 30-September-2022

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

Reporting to the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut the Executive Assistant (Assistant) provides senior administrative support and secretarial services to the Office of the Languages Commissioner (OLC). The Assistant is responsible for providing a full range of support services to OLC including, but not limited to: executive administrative support to the Director of Strategic Planning and Policy; Public Affairs Officer; Investigation/Research Officers and Inuit Language Protection Act Liaison Officer. The assistant is responsible for leave and attendance records maintenance; travel and personnel records and electronic and physical file management. The incumbent is required to be fluent in the Inuit language as well as English.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a certificate in Office Administration or related field, along with two (2) years of related work experience.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. The ability to communicate in English and an Inuit language, verbally and in writing is required. 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.

Term until September 30, 2022. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered a transfer assignment for the duration of the term, pending managerial approval.

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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