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Tobacco and Cannabis Program Analyst

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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:59pm

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Tobacco and Cannabis Program Analyst supports the tobacco and cannabis programs by researching and developing policies, resources and legislative initiatives to address the priorities and strategic direction of the programs. The Program Analyst oversees initiatives related to tobacco law enforcement, including smoking laws under the Tobacco Control and Smoke-Free Places Act and coordinates with other Government of Nunavut (GN) departments where tobacco-related legislation is housed. The Program Analyst also supports and works with other Government departments in the creation and maintenance of the Cannabis Act.

Although research and policy development are the primary functions of the Program Analyst, the position is still responsible for assisting the tobacco and cannabis teams with public outreach and community development initiatives and will assist in the management of contracts related to program activity.   The Program Analyst supports the division in health promotion and the prevention of the harms associated with tobacco, vaping and cannabis by providing policy development and assisting in program design. This position works on a team that is responsible for implementing the GN strategy for tobacco reduction. On this team, this position leads all research, policy development, and legislative initiatives while also working with the Manager to draft and update briefing notes, Federal, Provincial, Territorial consultation responses, ministerial advisories and public communications.

This position also works on a team that focuses on developing and implementing strategies to reduce the harms caused by cannabis use. On this team, this position supports the cannabis and substance use lead with research, project development, resource review and public outreach.  With guidance from the Manager, Tobacco and Cannabis Programs, this position will help engage multiple stakeholders and health care providers in communities to adapt the most effective methods for harm reduction to Nunavut's unique circumstances.

The ideal candidate will have a recognized undergraduate degree in Policy Development or a health related discipline, along with two (2) experience developing and analyzing policy in health promotion, population/public health or related field.

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.

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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