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Career Development Officer

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 20219
Salary: $88,803 - $106,061
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: May 21, 2021

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information


The Career Development Officer delivers and promotes career development, labour market, employment and training programs and services that maximize employment and education opportunities for clients within the Region. Programs and services are delivered in accordance with Government of the Northwest Territories legislation departmental policies, program guidelines, and the departmental directive for career development to ensure accountability and results.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The incumbent should have knowledge and understanding of the Certification processes (i.e. trades, apprentices and occupations candidates);
  • Knowledge in career development, human resources and adult learning theory and practices;
  • Knowledge of current training and employment trends including: GNWT strategic directions; Departmental goals and objectives; strategic goals and direction of local College, Aboriginal groups, and partner departments; and current labour market trends is required; and
  • Financial knowledge to ensure that the requirements of the Financial Administration Act, Financial Administration Directives, associated procedures and schedules related to processing of financial documents are followed.

Typically attained by:

The above qualifications would be attained by a post-secondary degree in a related discipline such as: career development, social sciences, counseling or Journey Certification in a designated trade, and a minimum of two years directly related experience in career counselling in a service oriented environment.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20219  

Closing Date: May 21, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $45.54 per hour (approximately $88,803.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.