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Senior Human Resources Coordinator

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This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.
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$88,608 - $100,562
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Closing Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, the Senior Human Resources Coordinator (Coordinator) is responsible for the planning, developing, and implementing strategies, guidelines and processes to improve employee relations and performance management programs. This position ensures the department employees are provided with pro-active responses to employee issues and concerns. The Coordinator provides advice to Headquarters and all departmental divisions on employee relations and performance management, employee selection and retention. This position is responsible for the Department’s performance management program, return to work and develops strategies to improve employee relations and other related projects.    

The Senior Human Resources Coordinator provides expert advice, training and guidance to management regarding staff relations, interpretation of collective agreements, the terms and conditions of employment and promote a positive work environment. The Coordinator provides expert advice and guidance to management concerning workplace issues and provide recommendations. The Coordinator also provides expert advice, training and guidance to management regarding absenteeism, disability, wellness and return to work management by providing advice and support to managers on disability management issues; ensuring the disability management program is maintained within client group and ensuring the integration of Human Resources and Occupational Health and Safety services. The Coordinator participates in special projects, research and analysis regarding Human Resources (HR) programs and activities for the Department by implementing HR strategies, policies and procedures to support organizational needs maintaining good HR practices. Participates in various in the development, evaluation and maintenance of various HR programs, policies and procedures designed to manage employee performance, employee disability, employee accommodation and employee attendance.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized college diploma in a human resources management or related field, plus four (4) years of progressive experience in the human resources field.  Experience in project management is also required for this position. Training and education in Labour Relations and experience in a multi-unionized environment would be considered assets. 

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Ability to communicate in two or more of the official languages in Nunavut 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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