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Manager Labour Market Programs

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Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00am

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director of Career Development, the Manager of Labour Market Programs is responsible for assisting in the direction and management of the Government of Nunavut's Labour Market programs which, along with the territory's Apprenticeship Certification Unit, comprise the Career Development Division of the Department of Family Services. The Manager is responsible for the ongoing management of career development services, research, planning and the development of career development and employment strategies, policies, programs and resources. Further responsibilities include monitoring programs and services within Nunavut to ensure proper implementation and effectiveness, supervision of Career Development staff, including acting in an advisory capacity to regional staff on the implementation of programs and services.

The primary function of the territory's labour market programs is to work with individual clients, employers and third-party organizations to find ways to support greater labour market attachment or employment amongst Nunavut residents. Currently, the Division maintains and delivers a range of programs known as 'active labour market interventions' which provide direct funding to Nunavut's unemployed, underemployed, entrepreneurs and employers. A critical area of responsibility will be oversight of the delivery of the Nunavut apprenticeship program which registers new apprentices, monitors their progress and certifies them as journeypersons.

This position will be the operations manager for Family Services’ Labour Market development programs which currently include Adult Learning and Training Supports, Training Assistance Program, Nunavut Entrepreneurship Incentive, Getting Ready for Employment and Training, Grant for Nunavut Employers, Piqataugitsi and other programs. It also includes oversight of the Apprenticeship program in accordance with the Nunavut Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification Act

The ideal candidate will have a recognized undergraduate degree in social sciences, preferably in fields such as public policy/administration, education, social work or political science, along with five (5) years of related experience as a Manager, including, experience working with non-governmental organizations and social program delivery to individuals.

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. A background in apprenticeship certification will also be considered 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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