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Public Guardian Representative (multiple positions)

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Type of employment: 
$86,457 to $98,134 per year, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$16,008 per year
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:59pm


This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2022. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations.  As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Reporting to the Manager, Public Guardian, the Public Guardian Representative (PGR) provides valuable support, primarily in the form of case-management responsibility, to the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) and is responsible for ensuring that the basic rights of vulnerable Nunavummiut are protected, and that this client population has access to the programs and supports necessary to live a healthy, high-quality life. The position promotes and enhances the overall health and well-being of vulnerable adults through the Guardianship Program and within the parameters of the Guardianship and Trusteeship Act, regulations, policies, and departmental procedures.

The Public Guardian Representative has a delegated authority and is responsible to provide consents, instruction, and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable Nunavummiut eligible for the Public Guardianship program to range of service and care providers. The PGR works as part of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborate with Family Wellness, Mental Health and Health team. The position assists both the Public Guardian, the PGR Manager in making different decisions, and works closely with placement agencies to ensure that the placement agencies are providing the services as per contract. The PGR is also delegated to make decisions on behalf of adult Nunavummiut who are unable to independently make decisions for themselves. The PGR works to resolve conflict in matters that sustains the best interest of the client and leads to a restorative outcome. The PGR is responsible for case management, which includes assisting legal counsel in court matters, developing and delivery training and educational activities to multiple stakeholders, and providing supports to the Office of the Public Guardian.

Typically, the knowledge, skills and abilities would be attained through completion of a recognized diploma in social work or other related social services field plus a minimum of two (2) years working directly with vulnerable adults. This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

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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