October 17 2020
Categories Legal, Paralegal, In-house, Industry, Contract administrator
Iqaluit, NU

Department of Justice

If you're a lawyer with knowledge of the laws of Canada and Nunavut, Aboriginal and/or northern issues, and Inuit organizations in general, bring your expertise to the Government of Nunavut.

Based in Iqaluit, NU, and working under the direction of the Director, Legal Registries, you'll provide legal services for the application and enforcement of the Land Titles Act, Business Corporations Act, Societies Act, Partnership Act, Co-operative Associations Act, Securities Act, Condominium Act, Mechanics Lien Act, Personal Property Security Act, portions of the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement, numerous federal and territorial statutes affecting real property law (including surveying and conveying of Crown lands, municipal legislation, family law, and statutes relating to minors, deceased persons, dissolved corporations, etc.) and various national rules, instruments, and procedures of the Canadian Securities Administrators. 

As Counsel, you'll ensure that appropriate and consistent policies are applied in the administration of territorial statutes according to sound legal principles, as well as research emerging legal issues impacting the Division and prepare impact statements for the Director. You will also be expected to serve as the principal legal resource for the Land Titles Office, the Securities Registry, the Corporate Registry, and the Personal Property Security Registry.

Your profile as a qualified Counsel will include the following highlights:

  • A Common Law degree from a recognized Canadian university.
  • Either membership in the Law Society of Nunavut (or eligibility to obtain membership within a reasonable time) and/or membership in good standing with a provincial or territorial Bar.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the laws of Canada and Nunavut, Aboriginal and/or northern issues, and Inuit organizations generally.
  • Ability to clearly explain legal concepts in writing.


  • Knowledge of government policies and operations.
  • Fluency in more than one of Nunavut's official languages (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French).
  • Knowledge of the Inuit language, communities, culture and 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 offers a salary range of $92,119 to $148,356 per annum, commensurate with experience, 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 Counsel (Reference #05-506301), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), November 6, 2020, using one of the following methods: Department of Human Resources, 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: ****@***.**.** 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. Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice (i.e., Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English or French).

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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