Public Service Announcement: Call for Applications

Public Service Announcement: Call for Applications

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DATE ISSUED: August 18, 2020

EVENT: Call for Applications; Kakivak Association, Nunavut Disabilities Council, Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, Nunavut Impact Review Board, Joint Parks Management Committee

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is looking for energetic and dynamic individuals to fill various board and committee positions. To be considered, candidates must be actively and personally committed to represent the interest of Qikiqtani Inuit and have a sound understanding of the Nunavut Agreement as it relates to the roles and mandates of the position.

Kakivak Association (one position, three-year term)

The Kakivak Association is a community and economic development organization serving Inuit, by providing business, employment and training services to enhance the strengths of communities in the Qikiqtani region.

Nunavut Disabilities Council (one position, three-year term)

The Nunavut Disabilities Council promotes awareness, opportunity, choice and participation in all aspects of life to help all Nunavummiut living with disability achieve independence, self-determination and full citizenship in their communities.

Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (one position, three-year term)

The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) promotes the understanding of Inuit culture and language through the media industry. The IBC programming provides a cultural and communication link through which Inuit can exercise their rights and freedom of expression.

Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (two positions, three-year term)

Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (QC) is a wholly owned Inuit birthright development corporation created by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. QC strives to be a major contributor to all sectors of the Nunavut economy, focusing primarily on fisheries, retail operations, property development and management, but also in servicing the emerging mining and resource development sector.

Nunavut Impact Review Board (one position, three-year term)

The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) is an institution of public government created by the Nunavut Agreement (NA) to assess the potential impacts of proposed development in the Nunavut Settlement Area prior to approval of the required project authorizations. Using both traditional knowledge and recognized scientific methods, the NIRB assesses the potential biophysical and socio-economic impact of proposals and will make recommendations and decisions about which projects may proceed. The Board may also establish monitoring programs for projects that have been assessed and approved to proceed.

The following Joint Parks Management Committees are also seeking membership:

  • Quttinniqpaaq National Park (one position, three-year term);
  • Qausuittuq National Park (one position, three-year term);
  • Katannilik Territorial Park (two positions, three-year term);
  • Agguttinni Territorial Park (two positions, three-year term)
  • Sylvia/Qaumaarviit Territorial Park (one position, three-year term)

QIA wishes to ensure complete Inuit participation in the implementation of the Nunavut Agreement. As such, QIA has implemented an open and accountable process for considering qualified candidates. Please note that a criminal records check may be required for appointments/nominations.

Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter, in Inuktitut or English, stating which position you are applying for, and demonstrating your skills and experience to:


Qikiqtani Inuit Association

P.O. Box 1340

Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0

Ph: (867) 975-8400

Fax: (867) 979-3238

Toll Free: 1-800-667-2742



For more information about these specific opportunities, please contact QIA or the CLO in your community.

The deadline for applications is September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Sima Sahar Zerehi

Director of Communications

Qikiqtani Inuit Association

(867) 975.8413


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