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Program Manager/Project Leader

Reference number: IAN22J-015515-000308
Selection process number: 22-IAN-NUN-EA-562356
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada - Lands
Iqaluit (Nunavut)
$85,476 to $92,412 (In addition, there are allowances ranging from $26,770 to $44,616.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Closing date: 7 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

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.

Assessment accommodation

You hesitate to move to Iqaluit? Well, you are entitled to relocation assistance. Furthermore, federal government housing is available. See the Relocation Directive and the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive for more information:

• http://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/d6/v11/en
• http://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/d4/v237/en

Salary, Allowances, and Benefits:

In addition to salary, you are entitled to an isolated posts allowance. This can range from $26,770 to $44,616 per year, depending on the number of dependants, geographic location and whether the accommodation is provided by the Crown. You are also entitled to vacation travel allowance of approximately $1,500 twice a year for you and each eligible dependant.

As a federal government employee, you will also receive a comprehensive benefit package including an employee pension plan and health, dental and group insurance.


Providing support to the Senior Program Manager, this position is responsible for providing support for preparation and implementation of Nunavut Devolution whereby the land management program will be transferring to the Government of Nunavut.

This work includes the development and maintenance of property inventories, attending working group meetings, and working with other Federal Departments directly to ensure that their program interests are identified and transferred prior to the transfer of land management responsibilities.

The processing of transfer requests will be a key responsibility of this position and ensuring that all information requirements are received and compiled to facilitate the approval of the transfer is of utmost importance. This can include detailed file review, identifying and resolving complex land management issues, and providing recommendations to the Senior Program Manager.

Work environment

The Land Administration Division is responsible for issuance and management of leases and permits for activity that is conducted on Crown land in Nunavut.

The working environment of the Land Administration Division has both individual-based and team-based projects, processes and procedures. It is a teamwork-oriented environment which means that supportive, collaborative, and openly communicative skills are important assets.

Legislative timelines and administrative deadlines requires the ability to work under pressure either on your own or with others. Communication regularly occurs with individuals, Government, or non-government organizations and/or companies as a part of regular business.

Intent of the process

Immediate need: 1 full-time temporary ( Assignment, Acting or Term) position.

This process will be used to fill current vacancies and to establish a pool of qualified candidates for future opportunities. It may also be used to staff similar positions with various tenures ( Assignment, Acting or Term) within Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) with various security requirements (reliability or secret).

By default, and in the interest of the greater public service, pools created as a result of staffing processes at CIRNAC may be shared with other government departments.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

The following criteria will be assessed using your resume and the online screening questions. To be selected, you must demonstrate when, where and how you acquired each of the qualifications by giving concrete examples.

• A high school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training or experience.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in providing advice and recommendations to management on program issues.
• Experience in working with various government departments (federal, territorial, municipal) or industry or Indigenous groups or the public.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

The following criteria will be assessed using your resume and online screening questions. They are assets; preference could be given to those who meet them.

• Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency

• Experience working in a cross-cultural environment, specifically as it relates to Inuit culture and values.
• Experience in mentoring or coaching staff.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

The following criteria are essential for the job, but assessed later using different assessment methods (written exam, interview, reference check, etc.).

• Knowledge of the Acts and Regulations used for land management in Nunavut.

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate complex land management issues.
• Ability to work with representatives of Federal, Territorial, Municipal, and Indigenous groups to obtain cooperation and agreement on land management matters.
• Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work in a team environment.

• Dependability.
• Attention to detail.
• Judgement.
• Initiative.
• Effective Interpersonal Skills.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

These assets are assessed later; preference could be given to those who meet them.

• Knowledge of the Nunavut Agreement.

• Ability to communicate in Inuktitut.

As part of its priority to advance reconciliation and renew Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, the Department of CIRNAC is committed to hiring more Aboriginals/ Indigenous persons within its workforce. Better representation within the public service of Canada’s fastest-growing demographic group will lead to more innovative and inclusive solutions to today’s complex challenges. Ultimately, this will improve governmental services offered to all Canadians. Also, consistent with the Clerk’s Call to Action, we want to ensure that persons with disabilities are correctly represented within our organization. We may therefore select only persons who have auto-declared themselves as being members of the Aboriginals/Indigenous and persons with disability groups.

Conditions of employment

The following conditions must also be met on taking up the position and maintained throughout the employment:

• Reliability Status: security clearance.
• Medical Clearance (if required).

Other information

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

You application must be submitted through the GC Jobs website. No acknowledgement of receipt will be sent for your request. We will contact you as soon as the prescreening process is completed.

You have the right to participate in a selection process in the official language of your choice. Your interview could also be done in Inuktitut. Do not hesitate to make a request.


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.

Contact information

Tracey McCaie, Manager, Lands Administration Monique Bernier, Human Resources Advisor
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