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Ilinniarvimmi Inuusiliriji

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Restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Kimmirut location only.
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00am

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

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

Reporting to the Principal, the Ilinniarvimmi Inuusiliriji is a community resource person and student advocate who supports, promotes and involves students, parents and the community as partners in Education. The incumbent is an active member of the education staff and School Team and provides a liaison between the community, home, school and the student. The Ilinniarvimmi Inuusiliriji provides support and guidance to students, promotes the relevance of education in the community and fosters mutual understanding between the community and the school leading to self-fulfillment and success in life for students and is a cultural resource to the school staff.

Based on the IQ principles, the Ilinniarvimmi Inuusiliriji position influences and enhances relationships between the school and community and supports greater understanding of the role of the school within the community. The incumbent promotes resiliency and well-being in students as well as their safety, acceptance, understanding and self-confidence. The successful candidate is required to act in compliance with the statutes, policies and regulations of the Department of Education pertinent to the role, such as the Education Act, the Nunavut Child Abuse Protocol, the Nunavut Interagency Information Sharing Protocol and Records Management Directive.

The candidate must have excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, in English and Inuktitut to maintain a good rapport with all students, staff, parents and engagement with Elders. The incumbent is required to maintain accurate, consistent, and up-to-date confidential records.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completed Grade 12 or an adult Basic Education equivalent to grade 12 or higher with five (5) or more years of experience working at the community level.

An ideal candidate should also have the following:

  • First Aid Certificate;
  • Computer literacy including with programs such as Word and Excel; and
  • Completion of the Suicide Prevention training (ASIST) and Mental Health First Aid Training.

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.

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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Has closing date