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Human Resources Assistant

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Restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Iqaluit only.
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Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:59pm

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

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources & Organizational Development, the Human Resources Assistant is accountable for providing effective and efficient administration of human resource processes for Headquarters and the regions for the Department of Environment.

The Human Resources Assistant provides daily upkeep, verification, tracking and processing of all leave and attendance for the entire department. This position is also responsible for tracking and processing of casual staffing actions and relief staffing actions, coordinating the Summer Student Employment Equity Program, preparing requests for acting pay, and processing of resignations and clearances. These responsibilities include preparation of requests for the Deputy Minister’s signature, by providing advice to employees and management regarding the application of legislation and the collective agreement on leave management, casual staffing process and resignations. The Assistant will also assist with the processing of year-end departmental functions.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a High School Diploma, along with two (2) year’s of work related experience. Knowledge using software such as Excel spreadsheets is required. Having Commissioner of Oaths certification, First Aid and CPR certification and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certification would be considered an asset.

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

Fluency in Inuktitut 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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