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Investigation/Research Officer – Inuktut

Office of the Languages Commissioner
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$90,363.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 May 2018

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit across Canada.

The Office of the Languages Commissioner (OLC) safeguards the rights, status and privileges of Nunavut’s official languages specified under the new Official Languages Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act. The Investigation/Research Officer-Inuktut is the primary point of contact for Inuit language speakers for the Office of the Languages Commissioner. The position is the primary source of information for the Languages Commissioners on the activities, events and concerns of the Inuit language speakers. Communications, research and investigation activities for this position are time sensitive. The position will work with the private and public bodies to safeguard the language rights of Nunavummiut.

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Planning & Policy, the responsibilities include recording and conducting concerns brought forward to the OLC and plan investigations and prepare reports on the results along with recommendations for a resolution. The incumbent will analyze any possibility of systemic issue and monitor compliance of the Nunavut Territorial institutions, assist with public consultations and public outreach initiatives, specifically targeting Inuit language speakers along with preparing speeches on issues related to Inuit language rights or Inuit language speakers. Furthermore, the incumbent develops an investigation report to be included in the annual report and assist in the development of promotional materials directed at Inuit language speakers.

An in-depth knowledge of the new Official Languages Acts, the Inuit Language Protection Act and include the spirit and intent of the acts along with knowledge of national trends and legal requirement for official languages are required. The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Diploma in a related field such as Indigenous studies, Commerce and three (3) years of related work experience.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in the Inuit language is required.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies

  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220