Nunavut is one of Canada’s best-kept secrets and a unique place to live and work for educators. As a teacher, you will have the opportunity to work with amazing students, experience a vibrant culture, and explore a vast northern environment.
Teaching in Nunavut
Nunavut students need dedicated, passionate and bold teachers like you! Nunavut has one of Canada’s youngest and fastest growing populations. The Government of Nunavut is looking for educators for full-time, indeterminate and term positions in its 44 schools across the territory.
Regional School Operations (RSOs) oversee schools in Nunavut’s three geographic regions: Kitikmeot, Kivalliq, and Qikiqtani. The Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut is responsible for the provision of public education in the French language for the territory's francophone community. There are more than 9,000 students in Nunavut’s 44 public schools.
Teaching in Nunavut provides opportunities to inspire students, whether it is through classroom instruction or after-school activities. Each school in Nunavut is unique and diverse, and teachers are an integral part of their community.
To become a teacher in Nunavut, you must have a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), meet the requirements for the Nunavut Professional Teaching Certificate and be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application.
Are you interested in learning more? For a list of available positions, visit Education Canada.
Life in the North
Living in the north presents amazing opportunities for professional growth, travel, and unique experiences across the territory.
Each community in Nunavut is different, but the common thread is the Inuit language and culture. Depending on where you are in Nunavut, you will hear Inuktitut, French, Inuinnaqtun and/or English. You will learn about traditional activities like sewing, jewelry making, and carving, and you can take advantage of a wealth of outdoor activities like snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, or cross-country skiing.
As with any remote location, living in Nunavut can have its challenges. But with those challenges come opportunities to make a difference for students who are eager to learn, and eager to share their world with you.
The salary scale for teaching positions in Nunavut is one of the highest in Canada. The base salary range, depending on qualifications and experience, is $76,900 to $119,961 per year. Along with a competitive salary, the Government of Nunavut provides a northern living allowance, ranging from $15,016 to $34,455 per year (depending on your community), to offset the higher cost of living in a remote location.
Benefits may include relocation assistance, subsidized staff housing as well as many professional development opportunities. In short, your teaching career in Nunavut will be life-changing.
Is this the job for you?
As a teacher in Nunavut, each day is a new adventure that brings its own challenges and rewards. Living and working in Nunavut can be a challenge, but with the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience, it’s perfect for the kind of teacher that wants to think differently, step outside their comfort zone and learn from Inuit culture and languages.
Passionate about teaching and want to make a positive impact?
Adaptable and resourceful?
Curious to learn about Inuit culture and language?
Creative and connected to learning?
If this sounds like you, check out our current opportunities.
Current Job Postings
All available teaching positions with the Government of Nunavut are posted on Education Canada and are organized by region. Positions include teachers for Kindergarten to Grade 12, learning coaches, student support teachers and principals. For an up-to-date list of current opportunities, and for application instructions, please visit the regions below: