Canada: Director, Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission Nunavut Government

Full Job Description

Reference number:
Type of employment:
Internal Transfer Assignment
Type of Employment 2:
Internal Transfer Assignment ending March 31st, 2024. This employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees residing in Iqaluit only.
Union Status:
$143,077 to $168,328 per year, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance:
$16,008 per year
No staff housing available
Closing Date:
Friday, March 3, 2023 – 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees residing in Iqaluit only.

The Government of Nunavut (GN) is seeking a responsible, capable and motivated individual to lead the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NULC) as its director.

Based in Iqaluit, and reporting to the Department of Finance’s Assistant Deputy Minister, the Director is accountable for the oversight, development, profitability, and responsible management of the NULC, Nunavut’s public retailer and distributor of liquor and cannabis products.

As head of the NULC the Director oversees a public operation that imports and sells an evolving range of products to Nunavummiut. The NULC operates as wholesaler to licensed establishments (restaurants, hotels, bars, etc.) and as retailer through in-store sales and direct-to-customer shipments. The NULC is working to build a reputation as a responsible, competitive, and customer-focused organization. The Director is integral to achieving this goal.

A hands-on executive, the Director engages actively in a range of operational issues (product choice and pricing, warehousing and inventory management, sales processes, reporting and tracking, budgeting and capital planning, IT / e-commerce, staffing, etc.). The Director also contributes experience and expertise to help the GN address wider territorial issues related to liquor and cannabis, and in this capacity contributes regularly to policy development, Ministerial briefings, research and analysis, and public messaging.

The NULC takes its role as responsible retailer of liquor and cannabis seriously. As such, the Director helps advance harm reduction efforts such as product information campaigns and other promotional programs the Commission delivers (e.g. programs to reduce drinking and driving).

Overall, the Director leads a team of about 30 NULC employees based in Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit. The Director works closely with the Department of Finance and other GN officials as well as with counterparts in other jurisdictions and private industry.

The ideal candidate will have a recognized undergraduate degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field, along with six [6] years of management experience, including three [3] years as a senior manager in a related public sector and/or retail environment. Familiarity with e-commerce and other modern retail practices, processes, and procedures will be considered an asset. This is a Position of Trust, and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce; therefore, priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered.
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application.

Department of Human Resources (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000, Station 430 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: 867-975-6220

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