The Sivuliqtiksat Internship Program is a unique on-the-job training program designed for Inuit who are interested in becoming a Project Manager, Land Use Planning-Intern with the Department of Environment. The Sivuliqtiksat Internship program provides professional development opportunities through mentoring, and classroom-based learning. For more information on this program see:
This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Iqaluit only.
Reporting to the Manager, Land Use and Environmental Assessment, the Project Manager, Land Use Planning – Intern will learn how to help the Government of Nunavut (GN) to assert its regulatory and political and land claim mandates regarding the development, conservation, management and use of lands and resources in Nunavut. The Intern will learn the primary responsibilities of serving as a member of the GN Sustainable Development Advisory Group, which provides effective decision support to the Deputy Ministers of Environment, Economic Development and Transportation, Culture and Heritage, Health, Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs, Justice and Finance when the GN engages in the review of land use plans or planning policies.
The Intern will learn to coordinate recommendations on corrective action where needed, which may involve changes to existing legislation, regulation, and policy. Considerable prudence is required when representing the GN at public hearings, during negotiations, and in meetings.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in Planning, Natural Resources, Sciences or a related discipline, along with one year working experience in planning, natural resource management or a related field. Experience in negotiation including multiparty negotiations and preparing and leading negotiations and preparing and leading negotiating teams is required. Experience with consultation and/or building partnerships with government, land claim organizations, industry and communities is required. Experience providing advice, briefings and presentations to senior management is required. Project management and/or Strategic Planning experience is required. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Ability to use Geographic Information Systems is an asset. Eligibility for membership with the Canadian Institute of Planner 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.
As this is a term until September 1, 2024. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered a transfer assignment for the duration of the term, pending managerial approval.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.