Director of Human Resources

November 21 2018
Industries Public administration
Categories HR, Training, Generalist
Iqaluit, NU

Director of Human Resources

Department of Health

If you are an innovative Human Resources professional and a problem-solver adept at developing creative solutions, this key mandate with the Government of Nunavut (GN) is for you.

Based in Iqaluit, NU, and reporting to the Deputy Minister, you will provide leadership in the implementation, administration and coordination of all departmental human resources activities. As the Department of Health also has delegated authority for the recruitment of nurses, you will oversee the delivery and implementation of this key function.

You and the Division will work closely with the Department of Finance in the areas of recruitment and staffing, job evaluation, compensation and benefits, and employee relations. As a result, you should have sufficient knowledge of the legal and legislative obligations and requirements of the Public Service Act and Regulations, collective agreements and other legislation, policies, directives, guidelines and practices governing human resources management.

As Director of Human Resources, you will be a strategic thinker who is responsive to the needs and circumstances of the whole Department, which is serviced by the Division, and will possess the strong leadership and project management skills needed to mobilize the numerous change efforts required to ensure the Division is a fully functional organization.

Your profile as a qualified Director – Human Resources will include the following highlights:

  • A degree in Human Resource Management from a recognized university.
  • Six (6) years' experience as a manager, including four (4) years in the supervision of staff.
  • Six (6) years' experience as a senior human resources practitioner in the fields of recruitment and retention, employee relations, and training and development.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • A professional designation such as a Certified Human Resources Professional.
  • Fluency in more than one of Nunavut's official languages (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French).
  • Knowledge of the Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.


  • This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

Compensation & benefits: This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union and has a salary range of $111,566 to $159,380 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.

Stepping forward together

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 Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we're enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment. Join us as we step forward together.

For more information and to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity as Director of Human Resources (Reference #10-505031), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), December 14, 2018, using one of the following methods: Department of Finance, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut  X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: ****@***.nu. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

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.

For position details in French or Inuktitut, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at

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