Government of Nunavut
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Staff and administration are friendly and helpful. Aqsarniit middle school had many lessons available for new teachers. Student behavior was excellent.
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Great pay, but that’s where it ends

Horribly disorganized organization. If you want to work for the GN, make sure you’re prepared to submit and resubmit documents, nag people to respond to you about basic but important questions or concerns. There is a delay in pay of two weeks, so you will not start getting paid until four weeks after you start working. They are desperate for staff (nurses especially) but do absolutely nothing to retain those they do have. Dealing with them was a nightmare from start to finish. It’s unfortunate because my colleagues were amazing, but management, HR, directors, etc. are just too bad.


Wage, northern allowance


Poor communication, lack of support, disrespect
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Insights into Government of Nunavut

Based on 16 survey responses
What people like
  • Fair pay for job
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things
Areas for improvement
  • Time and location flexibility

Fun work place

Great place to work. Great benefits offer and a great life balance.Normal government work place with lots of good people. But poor management ans lack of skilled individuals.




Remoteness, isolation.
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TOXIC work environment

Very toxic work environment…. The turn around within this company is off the charts.Management is very unsupportive. Everyone in the office is catty, you never feel comfortable.


The money


Toxic work environment
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Great place to work with several opportunities for career advancement

The Gov. of Nunavut has several departments that differ from each other. My experience was overall positive. Managers and coworkers are supportive and there are career development opportunities


Competitive salaries and great benefits


Location, high turnover
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Relaxed and productive atmosphere

Overall a good place to work. With the best benefit you can ever think of. Work life balance is good and they are investing heavily in technology and you can learn a lot.
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Great payStressful work- unorganized management

Working in Nunavut was an amazing experience. The pay was amazing. Lots of vacation time. The work, at times was stressful due to high turn over of staff.




high turn over
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Productive and fun work environment.

A very unique opportunity to work with Inuit, First NationsA great learning environment,Public / Government Sector knowledgeCollaborative working teams
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Experience average if you want to experience take a holiday

worked in Rankin, staff ok management ok. Double isolation because of covid. if you wanted to go on holidays to see family you have to self isolate on own dime for two weeks. makes it difficult. Winters are long days are extremely short. Very slow paced. wait around wait for trouble calls. Overall work is ok. just understand what getting yourself into. its a different world and covid makes it difficult to travel in and out with out avoiding 2 weeks quarantine. Hardly any overtime anymore another down fall. Money is not there like it use to be.


Money is ok. Cheap rent. local people friendly. experience local culture


Covid and travel restrictions, overtime cutbacks, long winters
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Good place to work. Helpful advancements

Lots of lack of organization throughout departments. However great job security. Always hiring.. lots of overturning of staff which creates more disorganization. Its another world and not for everyone but it is great if you can have a good work and home life balance.


Compensation, security


Lack of organization, constant turn over
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Best job I ever had!

I learned so much and was treated with respect by everyone I worked for and with. Work/life balance is recognized and taken into consideration by management.


Great work environment, salary and benefits.


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Great workplace

I loved my job here, my role here was very key to the Dept of Health Great team work I have learned alot of how important it is to be in Department of health with saving lives
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Busy and constantly on the go which was great. Phone calls to and from contractors, emails for head quarters and staff was a great bunch to work with.
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3 months until I got my paychecks

It took them 3 months to process two paychecks, it's 4+ months now and I am still trying to get reimbursed for my Nunavut nursing licence ($1000). before I was hired there were red flags such as not responding to questions and emails going unanswered.
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Very good salary

9 to 5 type of job. Very relaxed and slow pace environment. The lack of skilled employees and coworkers makes it a sometimes a frustrating environment.
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Valuable work experience

Rich culture and therefore excellent learning environment. Thorough orientation program and accessible opportunities to grow professionally within the organization. Salary is competitive and job security is assuring. Management team is very supportive through preceptorship, mentorship and information sharing. The arctic climate of the communities can be harsh, and may therefore render a level of discomfort when trying to live and there for more than a few months at a time. This is one downside to working and living in Nunavut.
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There is alot to do at all times.

During my time at the goverment of iqaluit i was constantly working hard to impress my supervisors. There is alot of rewarding work. The office acts just like a family, it made me feel very welcome.
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Amazing experience

Rewarding job, amazing coworkers and great mentors; this job was a stepping stone that paved a way to my current job. Experience definitely one that I will never forget.
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Terribly run health centre

Not any support Nepotism Unrealistic expectations Too many on call nights Management unqualified Support and union non-existent Bullying Discrimination
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It's complicated

The GN has a wide range of jobs. Nurse, finance clerk, teacher. you name it. So difficult to be specific. So instead here are a few tips. The pay is good, but not as good as it looks, the cost of living is very high, and airfare is thousands of dollars if you want to leave the territory. A good job is easier to get then decent housing, pay attention. There is a high rate of turnover. If you show up on time, and are generally competent, the rate of advancement is much faster then provincial governments
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Excellent facilities Great pay

The government of Nunavut is a great place to start a career and increase your abilities. It offers great pay and benefits. It offers free training and dental care, as well as housing.




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Based on 62 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
4.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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