Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Permanent Full Time, Temporary Full Time
$61,472 to $80,867 (plus allowances:
$22,000/year to $38,000/year, vacation travel assistance, subsidized housing, and defined benefit pension plan)
For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
8 December 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
For this selection process, applicants will be considered in
the following order:
(1) Those who are Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement.
(2) If there are no qualified Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement,
persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad will be
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
We are looking to fill one (1) full-time permanent position on our Regional Operations team in Iqaluit. If you would like to work with communities and businesses on interesting grants and contribution projects across Nunavut, this may be the perfect job and career for you!
We offer a competitive salary and benefits, as well as:
- A northern isolated post allowance (approximately $22,000/ year to $38,000/year)
- Vacation travel assistance of approximately $2,900 per person/year (i.e. for employee and eligible dependents, including spouse/common-law partner).
- Federal government housing is also available for this position.
Please note that rates and conditions are subject to change.
Financial assistance is also available to cover the costs of relocation to Iqaluit. Applicants may wish to review the Relocation Directive for information at http://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/nrd-drc/index-eng.php.
Established in August 2009, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) is the only federal department with an exclusive mandate for the North. The headquarters of CanNor is located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. CanNor also has regional offices in Yukon and the Northwest Territories, and a liaison office in Ottawa.
CanNor's vision is to develop a strong, diversified, sustainable and dynamic economy for Northerners and Indigenous people, communities and businesses across Canada's three Territories. As one of the smallest of the Government of Canada’s regional development agencies (less than 120 staff in total), CanNor provides a unique opportunity for individuals looking to be part of a small but mighty organization that leverages its nimbleness to tackle some serious, high-profile socio-economic issues.
In short, this is definitely not just another boring old desk job! This is a rewarding opportunity for motivated and resourceful individuals to make a real difference in the economic and social wellbeing of northern residents; by working directly with communities and businesses, and witnessing first-hand the results of the government’s investments.
Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to fill 1 full-time permanent position in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement (i.e. Beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement) who are found qualified in this staffing process will be appointed ahead of other qualified applicants.
Consideration may be given to different types of appointments / tenures (e.g. indeterminate, 1 to 3 year term or acting assignment / secondment, Interchange, etc) based on the selected candidate’s personal situation.
A pool of qualified candidates may also be established and may be used to fill similar positions, with varying tenures, in any of CanNor’s northern offices.
Positions to be filled:
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
There are various ways you can meet the education requirements for this position:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position
an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience, that is comparable to a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization relevant to the work to be performed.
- If you are not sure if your combination is acceptable, please apply and we will evaluate it. For more information on the use of the alternative education: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/staffing/qualification-standards/core.html#co
E1: Experience planning, developing and implementing projects or programs.
E2: Experience in providing advice or recommendations to management.
E3: Experience in analyzing information from multiple sources and preparing reports or presentations.
E4: Experience in collaborating and maintaining relationships with internal and external partners.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Information on language requirements
PS1 Demonstrating integrity and respect.
PS2 Thinking things through.
PS3 Working effectively with others
PS4 Showing initiative and being action-oriented.
A1 Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure.
A2 Ability to organize and summarize information from a variety of sources.
A4 Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A3 Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
AE1. Experience working on the administration of grants or contributions
AE2. Experience working in the North preferably in Nunavut, the Yukon, or the Northwest Territories.
AE3. Experience working in a cross-cultural environment, specifically as it relates to Inuit (culture and values) and non-Inuit populations.
AK1. Knowledge of Inuit culture, society and/or economy
AA1. Ability to communicate in Inuktut.
Persons self-identifying as Beneficiaries under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.
In support of our strategy to achieve a representative workforce, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following groups: Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, Indigenous, women, visible minority, and persons with disabilities.
Willingness and able to work overtime on short notice.
Willing and able to, on occasion, travel for work and/or training.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
The incumbent and his/her dependents (including incumbent’s spouse or common-law partner and children) may be required to obtain Health Canada medical clearance in accordance with the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive.
All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.
As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.
CanNor encourages persons with priority entitlements to self-refer to our selection processes in circumstances where they believe to meet the essential qualifications of the advertised position.
We may use the content of your application to assess your ability to communicate effectively in writing.
A top-down screening approach may be undertaken. Applicants who meet the essential experience criteria may be ranked according to the depth and breadth of experience they possess. Only the top-ranking candidates could be invited to the assessment phase of the process.
All information obtained throughout the selection process, from time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate candidates.
All information pertaining to this process will be sent by e-mail and/or will be indicated in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. Candidates who participate in this selection process must include an electronic e-mail address which accepts e-mails from unknown users (some e-mail systems block this kind of e-mail). It is your responsibility to verify your e-mail and PSRS account on a regular basis for new communication regarding this selection process.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.