Invitation for Applications - Languages Commissioner

Oct 11 2019

Applications are invited for the position of Languages Commissioner of Nunavut. This is a five-year, full-time statutory appointment.

The Languages Commissioner is an Independent Officer of the Legislative Assembly. The office-holder is appointed on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly, pursuant to the Official Languages Act. The position exercises a range of powers and responsibilities under the Official Languages Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act. Copies of the statutes are available at:

The successful candidate will be an experienced senior manager who has a strong knowledge of official languages legislation, including national trends in the field of language rights. Professional experience must also include proven success in the areas of financial and human resources management. Candidates must be fluent in the Inuit Language and at least one other of Nunavut’s official languages.

A detailed Position Profile is available from the Office of the Legislative Assembly and may be downloaded from the Legislative Assembly’s website at Annual reports and other publications of the Office of the Languages Commissioner are available at:

Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the requirements and competencies set out in the Position Profile. The salary range for the position is $126,287 to $180,410 per annum. If the successful candidate is not a resident of Iqaluit at the time of appointment, relocation assistance will be provided. Subsidized staff housing is available. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm (EST) on Friday, November 29, 2019. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applications and inquiries should be directed to:

Secretary to the Management and Services Board
Office of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1200, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0
Tel: (867) 975-5000
Fax: (867) 975-5191
Email: submissions [at] assembly [dot] nu [dot] ca

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