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Current Opportunities 


  • Senior Planner

The listed competitions will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

Job Ads & Descriptions are below. Please click on the title to view or download the documents. 


Working with the Commission

With offices located in three different communities in Nunavut, employees of the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) are offered the opportunity to work in an enriching and genuinely cultural environment. It is the policy of the NPC to attract as many qualified candidates as possible within the limits of cost effectiveness to fill vacancies in existing positions or additional positions when necessary to enable effective operations. If a career with the Nunavut Planning Commission interests you, please keep an eye out for our employment opportunities.

The NPC’s key objectives of recruitment are to promote maximum access to jobs for residents of the territory and to provide benefits to community residents and access for the persons enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement. Although the NPC encourages applications from all qualified individuals and as per the Nunavut Agreement, priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who meet the criteria. Applicants that are to be considered as an Inuit or Nunavut residents must clearly identify their status in their cover letter.

The NPC takes into account that its staff members play an active role in the achievement of its mandate. All the positions have a Competitive Salary and Benefits package, including Vacation Travel Assistance, a Northern Living Allowance, and a competitive health and retirement benefits package.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé to or by fax at (867) 979-3443.

Any questions can be directed by e-mail, same as above, or by phone at (867) 979-8254.

Below is a list of all positions within the Nunavut Planning Commission.

Executive Director

The Executive Director advise the Commission on all aspects of Commission business. He/She is authorized to make all decisions, take all actions, and develop all activities which are true to the Commission’s Governance Policies. The Executive Director will assume full responsibility, consistent with all Commission Policies, for all Human Resource matters, organization of administrative programs and procedures, directing the day-to-day activities of the Commission, financial management, monitoring and reporting on financial and program performance, and acting as a liaison with planning partners.

Executive Assistant / Office Administrator

Under the direction of the Executive Director, and the day to day direction of the Director of Finance, Manager of IT, Director of Policy and Planning, and the Manager of Implementation, the Executive Assistant/Office Administrator is responsible for providing clerical, administrative and executive support, project coordination, systems data management and storage for the 3 Commission offices and is based in Iqaluit.

Travel/Finance/Administrative Clerk

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Travel Administrative Finance Clerk makes all travel arrangements, arranges for facilities and meetings and provides office support services that facilitate effective office operations. Taking direction from the Director of Finance, He/She is responsible to provide accounting support including reconciling credit card statements, entering, coding and processing and generating payments for accounts payable and receivable.  Responsibilities also include payroll, and backup for the office Administrator.

Communications Specialist

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Specialist is responsible for developing and executing a Communications Strategy and Plan for the Commission.  He/She will also provide advice and develop Commission communications to Federal and Territorial governments, Institutes of Public Government, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and Planning Partners relative to the Nunavut Agreement, the regulatory processes and Commission Files. When required, the Communications Specialist will lobby and negotiate on behalf of the Commission and maximize engagement, and participation with Partners.

Legal Advisor/ATIP Officer

The Legal Advisor/ATIP Officer has the dual responsibility of providing legal services and responding to ATIP queries for the Nunavut Planning Commission.  As an active member of the Senior Management Team, this position will actively participate in all SMT meetings. This position also provides legal and ATIP advice to the Executive Director.

Senior Policy Advisor

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Policy Advisor provides analysis and advice on Strategy, Policy, emerging issues and Risk. He/She is also responsible for document/report writing and control, external liaison and internal co-ordination, operational analysis and monitoring and senior level administration. As part of the Senior Management Team, He/She will provide advice on current mandate and strategy, support communications with all planning partners and routinely display both people and intellectual leadership.

Director of Finance

The Director of Finance is accountable to the Executive Director and, as such, is responsible for the all financial related functions, administration and human resource management and timely preparation of all financial, personnel and administrative reports. This position is charged with maintaining confidentiality of financial information, personnel records and confidential contract information.

Finance Officer

Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the Finance Officer is responsible to ensure day-to-day accounting and financial and general administration services are provided to the Nunavut Planning Commission.

Human Resources Officer

Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position is responsible for the staffing and recruitment of staff while ensuring that employment, personnel and equal opportunity policies and practices comply with applicable provisions of federal and territorial labor laws.  This position also administers the NPC's benefits programs.

Manager of Information Technology

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager Information Technology is responsible for all information technologies systems, computers, equipment Internet, software, and software licenses, website management and database technologies for the Commission. He/She will provide computer orientation to the Commission’ staff and Commissioners.

Director of Policy and Planning 

Reporting to the Executive Director, this senior operational position has responsibility for the development and implementation of land use plans and related policy matters. Responsibilities include ensuring the land use planning requirements of Nunavut Agreement and the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act are met.

Manager of Planning and Implementation

The Manager of Implementation, reporting to the Executive Director / Director Policy and Planning, is responsible for coordinating regional planning staff operations and quality control of operations related to the development, implementation and on-going maintenance of land use plans.

Senior Planner

Under the direction of the Manager of Implementation, the Senior Planner is responsible for managing and providing oversight for all aspects for the effective and efficient implementation of land use plans and the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NUPPAA).


Under the direction of the Senior Planner, the Planner is responsible for assisting with the effective and efficient implementation of land use plans and the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NUPPAA).

Regional Planning Coordinator/Mapper & Translator

Under the direction of the Senior Planner, the Regional Planning Coordinator/Mapper & Translator is responsible for coordination with the communities of a region. This includes meetings and consultations, providing information about NPC, assisting with meeting arrangements, documentation and administration, and mapping duties. He/She is also responsible for providing professional Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun-English translating services. 

GIS Land Technician/Planner

Reporting to the Manager of Planning & Implementation, the GIS Land Technician/Planner is responsible for assisting with the implementation requirements of Nunavut Agreement, Article 11, Land Use Planning. He/She will provide technical expertise in the collection and analysis of spatial and temporal data as well as social and economic information relevant to regional land use planning and resource management. He/She is responsible for supporting all cartographic and GIS computer operations in the planning office. He/She is also responsible for all aspects for the effective and efficient implementation of land use plans and the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NUPPAA).

Translator / Interpreter, Inuktitut, Innuinaqtun and French

The Translator / Interpreter is responsible for providing professional Inuktitut-English / Innuinaqtun-English / French-English interpreting and translating services to the Nunavut Planning Commission.