Position: Legal Counsel. Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut

Position: Legal Counsel. Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut

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Position: Legal Counsel

Tenure: Indeterminate

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut

Open to: Preference will be given to Nunavut Inuit Applicants


The Legal Counsel will report to the Executive Director to provide in-house legal advice to QIA senior management and governance. The Legal Counsel will work closely with the President, Executive Director and QIA Executive Management to examine legal and policy issues. As in-house counsel, the Legal Counsel is a trusted advisor to QIA’s leadership, supporting the management of legal risk. This involves using sound professional judgement, advice from external counsel, appropriate legal research, as well as interpretation and analysis of the Nunavut Agreement, federal or territorial statute, regulation or case law.

The Legal Counsel position is QIA’s in-house legal resource for matters relating to corporate governance, procurement, employment, human resources, and contract and lease management. This position requires the ability to draft and review contracts, agreements, resolutions, legal correspondence, policies, as well as preparing briefing notes, legal opinions and conducting legal research. The Legal Counsel will support project management of legal issues and coordinate external legal counsel working with QIA.

The Legal Counsel will also provide advice on matters involving the Nunavut Agreement, QIA bylaws, resolutions or policy where required. The Legal Counsel will be QIA’s focal point for litigation and regulatory matters, in close coordination with colleagues that possess relevant subject matter expertise and acting on instruction from the Executive Director. The Legal Counsel will monitor and advise on compliance issues where appropriate.

Applicants must have a common law degree from a recognized Canadian university with membership in the Law Society of Nunavut and/or be a member in good standing of a provincial or territorial bar eligible to be admitted to membership of the Law Society of Nunavut within a reasonable time.

The ideal applicant will have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in the practice of law relevant to the breadth of in-house counsel. Familiarity with the Nunavut Agreement, Indigenous treaties, Indigenous law, legal orders, and have a wide-ranging experience in providing clear, concise and comprehensive written analysis and/or advisory documents.  Experience working with Federal Government, Nunavut or Territorial Government, and with Community Organizations and Groups.  An acceptable Criminal Record Check and clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Starting salary for this position is $135,291 per annum, plus a Northern Allowance of $27,600 per annum.

Vacation Travel Allowance, Group Insurance and NEBS Pension will be offered. Housing is not provided.

Applications can be delivered by fax, email, in person, or mail to:


Human Resources                               Tel: (867) 975-8400

Qikiqtani Inuit Association                 Fax: (867) 979-3238

Igluvut building, 2nd floor

P.O. Box 1340                                      Email: Resumes@qia.ca

Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0                            Visit: Tuttarvik.qia.ca



CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

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