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Manager, Human Resources

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This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.
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$99,743 - $113,159
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Closing Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Services, the Manager Human Resources is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the Financial Internship Program, departmental Inuit Employment Plan and overseeing the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of comprehensive training, human resource planning and leadership programs for Finance.  This position provides ongoing advice to all departmental staff and central agencies in administering staff recruitment, staff training and development, employee relations, disciplinary matters, human resources (HR) reporting and performance management initiatives. The position directs the implementation of human resource policies and procedures and all human resource activities within the Department of Finance.

The HR Manager oversees the HR operational services for the Department of Finance. Some of main responsibilities of this position include providing advice and guidance on HR policies, directives, and collective agreement interpretations; managing the department’s Inuit Employment Plans; overseeing the design and development of learning opportunities for staff of Finance; representing the department when dealing with staffing and organizational changes; and providing guidance on staffing decisions and options available to clients. Managerial duties include overseeing day to day operations by assigning work and adjusting responsibilities and workloads. The incumbent is also accountable for supervising human resources staff, including causal employees and outside contractors, creating annual work plans and implementing performance management processes.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree in Business Administration/Commerce, Social Sciences, or a related field of study from a recognized post-secondary institution along with three (3) years of human resources management related experience and one (1) year of experience supervising or managing staff. Training in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Hay Evaluations, Performance Management and Human Resource Information Systems will be considered definite assets. A professional certification in Human Resources is an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

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 representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 
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