Deputy Minister, Finance - Government of Nunavut

Iqaluit, Nunavut
$239, 679 - $299,599 per year + Northern allowance $16,008
February 20, 2024
March 21, 2024
Job Type
CPA status

Title: Deputy Minister, Finance

Salary range: $239,679 to $299,599. per year,

37.5 hours/week

Department: Finance

Northern Allowance: $16, 008 per year

Community: Iqaluit

Union Status: Senior Management- Excluded

Housing: Subsidized Staff Housing is Available

Type of Employment: Indeterminate

Closing date:  March 22, 2024 @ 11:59 p.m. eastern time

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Officially founded in 1999, Nunavut exists where tradition meets progress. Much of the Territory has inherited millennia of history and culture of Inuit. Rooted in this rich tradition, the Government of Nunavut (GN) prepares for a prosperous future by investing in high-quality education, health care, culture, environmental protection, and industry growth.

The Government of Nunavut is seeking a Deputy Minister of Finance who will serve as the primary advisor to the Government of Nunavut on financial and budgetary matters; and undertake priority actions and initiatives to enable and support the achievement of the government’s mandate, Katujjiluta – a guiding principle that emphasizes a fundamental shift in how we work together to achieve the promise of Nunavut. 

Katujjiluta represents the following set of actions and initiatives:

· Aging with dignity in Nunavut

· Expanding the housing continuum,

· Enabling health and healing,

· Reinvesting in education

· Diversifying local economies.

Main Priorities

The main priorities of the Deputy Minister of Finance include:

· Provide broad support for Katujjiluta through financial review, analysis, and budget recommendations.

· Provide clear direction to Deputy Heads regarding financial matters and expectations for collaboration and partnerships within and beyond the Government of Nunavut.

· Work closely with Community and Government Services (CGS), Economic Development and Transportation (EDT), and Human Resources (HR) in the development of a workplan and timeline for the realignment of EDT and CGS.

· Collaborate with the Nunavut Housing Corporation and HR to identify opportunities that improve housing-related employee benefits to enable and encourage the relocation of employees from Government staff housing into affordable rental units or private homes.

· Oversee the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Licensing Board and the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission.

· Serve as Secretary of the Financial Management Board.

· Serve as Member of the Cabinet Committee on Expanding Housing and Infrastructure and the Cabinet Committee on Priorities, Planning and Partnerships.

· Implement strategic efforts to increase Inuit employment, including identifying opportunities for Inuit internships and other career development programs.

· Prioritize vacant positions for staffing, address long-term casual employees, and support Inuit employment goals and targets.

This position offers the opportunity to support the success and vitality of a vast and growing territory and the quality of life of its communities, while enjoying a very attractive compensation and benefits package.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktitut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please submit your application to Phelps by clicking:

· Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 

· Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 

· Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut

· Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

· The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 

CONTACT: Department of Human Resources

Government of Nunavut

PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0

    Phone:   (867) 975-6222

Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993

Fax:      (867) 975-6220