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Legal Registries Officer

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$70,083.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
23 February 2018

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to and under the direction of Deputy Registrar and under the mentorship of the Senior Legal Registries Specialist, the Legal Registries Officer performs a wide range of functions in administering to the various divisional branches. They include but not limited to, Corporate, Co-operative, and Societies Registry; Securities Registry; Land Titles; Personal Property and Security; and Statistical Reporting and Financial Control.

The officer applies directly applicable legislation such as the Business Corporations Act, Societies Act, Partnership Act, Securities Act, the Personal Property Security Act, Land Titles Act and Co-operative Associations Act to the variety of submissions in the various registries. Enforcement and application of these laws are an integral part of efficiently administering the six branches within the Legal Registries Division. The Legal Registries Officer is responsible for working within various databases to provide a variety of business professionals with information as requested.

The ability to problem-solve related to applicable statutes, regulations, and related legal terminology. The ability to communicate in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, and French is an asset but not essential. The position deals with the public by receiving requests and providing information including communicating with lawyers, Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Municipal Governments, Crown Agencies and Securities Commissions. The Officer will also have good analytical, problem-solving, organizational and time management skills. One should have the ability to work well under pressure, meet time deadlines and be able to handle stressful situations with professionalism.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized College Diploma in  Commerce, Business, Accounting or related field with 2 years of progressive experience in a corporate, land or securities regulatory environment. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

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

  • 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