Administrative assistant

Government of Nunavut’s Department of Health based in Nunavut, Iqaluit is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Administrative assistant. Government of Nunavut’s Department of Health is a cornerstone for promoting well-being in the territory. Committed to delivering essential healthcare services, the department addresses the distinct health needs of Nunavut’s residents. From medical care to public health initiatives, it plays a pivotal role in ensuring community health and access to quality healthcare across Nunavut. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Government of Nunavut
Department: Health
Community: Iqaluit
Position: Administrative assistant
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $69,745 to $79,165 yearly
Employment Type: Casual
Union Status: Nunavut Employees Union
Location: Nunavut, Iqaluit, Canada
Shifts: 37.5 hour weekly


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English or French Language
Education: Candidates should have standard educational qualifications such as a Secondary (high) school graduation diploma or equivalent experience
Experience: Candidates should have 1 year of experience working in an office environment

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should be aware that this is a Highly Sensitive Position, and require a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check
  • The candidates should lift and carry office supplies, documents, or packages. This requires physical capability to handle various weights safely

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should consider fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages
  • The candidates should have knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, and Inuktut
  • The candidates should possess experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment


  • The candidates should be able to provide efficient and consistent delivery of administrative support within the department
  • The candidates should be able to ensure the effective operation of clerical duties, coordination of invoices, and prioritization and referral of other office work or processes to the proper authority
  • The candidates should be able to maintain effective operations of the office and ensures that staff are well-supported
  • The candidates should be able to carry out administrative functions in a timely manner and ensure that support and coordination are provided to fulfil the operational requirements of the office
  • The candidates should be able to coordinate and schedule meetings, ensuring all necessary staff are available to attend, meeting commitments are fulfilled, and minutes and documents are professionally prepared
  • The candidates should be able to deal with incoming inquiries from employees and the public, directing them to the proper individual, and maintaining and managing office inventories of supplies, furniture, and equipment


  • The candidates will get Northern Allowance of $16,008 yearly

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume and include the REFERENCE 10-508120 in the subject line of your email) through the below-mentioned details.

By email




We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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