Inuit Field Research Assistant – English

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Inuit Field Research Assistant

Would you like to have a summer job working on wildlife and wildlife habitat in Nunavut?

Environment and Climate Change Canada, works in partnership with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the Qikiqtani, the Kivalliq, and the Kitikmeot Inuit Associations, is hiring Inuit field research assistants for 2–8 week periods during the summer.

You have a chance to work with government biologists and researchers who come to Nunavut from all over Canada.

Who can be hired?

To be eligible you must be:

  • Nunavut Inuit
  • Willing to live away from home for 2-8 weeks
  • Willing to be outdoors under harsh conditions
  • Interested in biological surveys and research
  • 16 or older

You do not need to be a student, but students (high school or university/college) and everyone person interested in pursuing a career in science are welcome to apply!

There are no education requirements.

You can apply even if your home community is not close to the field sites.

What would the job be like?

The jobs are 2–8 weeks long and happen between late May and early August.

Most field sites where Environment and Climate Change Canada does work are remote, so you will be living in a tent or small cabin in a field camp.

A few field sites are close to a community, so you will live out of a community while you work.

You will be working (and living) as part of a crew of 2-10 people at the field site, including biologists, researchers, research assistants, students, and volunteers.

The jobs involve doing biological field work like finding bird nests, measuring eggs, catching and banding birds, recording data, and sitting in a blind recording what birds are doing.

Be aware that if you are living in a field camp, everyone has to help with chores such as cooking, cleaning, disposing of garbage, and packing and unpacking gear.

What will you gain?

  • A well-paying job
  • Valuable work experience and training (e.g. research techniques, safety)
  • An introduction to career and education opportunities in wildlife and habitat science
  • An opportunity to meet researchers from all over Canada
  • A chance to work outdoors in amazing locations
  • Exciting new experiences, like riding in a helicopter!

For more information and to apply:

Telephone: 867-979-8037



We will accept applications until February 28.

Application Forms

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