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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.
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Compensation, security
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Lack of organization, constant turn over
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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.
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Money is ok. Cheap rent. local people friendly. experience local culture
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Covid and travel restrictions, overtime cutbacks, long winters
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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.
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Great work environment, salary and benefits.
Cons
None.
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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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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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Good place to work, depending on the community and department you work in.
Pros
great pay
Cons
away from home
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The Government of Nunavut provides a second to none employee benefits package and compensation. The work is fulfilling and provides great opportunity for growth.
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Great work environment
Cons
Some units are too laid back.
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Good pay and good benefits. It is a wonderful place to work for, You have to be able to put up with the cold. There are many communities, about 27 but Iqaluit is a very nice place to work for. Currently, the north is growing rapidly and this is the time to join the great white north of Canada and share in the growth of the Inuit communities and leave a positive mark on the new generation. The Inuit are very friendly and welcoming people.
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Friendly community.
Cons
Too cold
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Community & Govt. Service department of Government of Nunavut provides basic facilities like Drinking Water, Waste Water Disposal, Roads, Bulk Fuel Storage, Building etc. to Aboriginal Peoples of Canada in Nunavut Territory. The CGS Professional Team has the expertise to work under extreme cold temp. (upto -55 degree Celsius) and in parma frost soil. CGS provides very good salaries and health benefits to its employees.
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Daily free tea and coffees
Cons
Free Christmas Party
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Good money but it will be used up in rent and food and airplane tickets to get back down south. So it ends up being the same or worse than working in southern Canada. Really bad management in the department of health and wasteful of money - millions.
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job security
Cons
everything else
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Overly bureaucratic, no clear direction, lots of useless fat. Uninformed, inexperienced management. Decent salary, no extensive experience required to start. Benefits and work life balance is adequate, but stressful and inefficient workplace culture.
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Expensive place to live. Gov't subsidized housing necessary. Good experience with Inuit staff but above manager positions seem to be politically motivated.
Pros
Interesting work.
Cons
Frustrating never cracked manager barrier despite advanced skills.
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The only shortfall of this job is location. Nunavut comunities are isloated, remote and cold. Other than that, this job was very rewarding and provided lots of positive experiences. the work environment is great, salary is very comptitve and there are opportunities to learn and grow.
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GN is a great place to work for up north, the largest employer in Nunavut. I've learned how to enjoy working with clients in many ways also thankful for upper management.
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good benefits
Cons
angry clients
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Pay is very good, but the city is in very remote area and isolated and dark in the winter as it is close to Arctic.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Isolated and cold in winter
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A new Government with a mandate from the people. This Government is focused on improving services to the people and increasing Inuit presence in the workplace.
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Excellent salary
Cons
isolated locations
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Working with the Government was not a bad thing, it was actually nice because I got to see what it's like to work with others and very professional people. Great five months I had there.
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Holiday lunches together.
Cons
No cons I can think of.
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A wonderful opportunity to work in an environment like nothing else. A chance to make changes that have a direct and wide-spread impact. A new government with many opportunities for input. The work is challenging and different everyday. Working directly with the Executive Management branch of the government has been a wonderful opportunity to provide advice and guidance to the leader of the Public Service and other Deputy Heads within the government. It has been a very rewarding career opportunity and I have loved every minute of it. The corporate environment is supportive, open and welcoming and the team spirit is very strong. The biggest challenge of the position does not come from the leadership but from the non-management employees who have been there the longest and do not welcome change. Performance Management with these people has been very difficult but with the implementation of mandatory guidelines and support from the Deputy Head there has been success.
Pros
Ability to work directly with the Deputy Heads of the government, small office, no commute, good salary, remote living allowance, terrific medical and dental benefits, generous vacation allowance
Cons
Extreme cold living environment, long winters, difficulty of travel to other locations
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I worked on a Masters of Counselling in Psychologyand now have my MACP!!Great place (because there is so much extra time) to work on education goals.
Pros
extra time
Cons
long periods away from family
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