Inuit Mentorship Program – English

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Inuit Mentorship Program

Are you interested in a career in wildlife or habitat biology?

Environment and Climate Change Canada, working in partnership with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the Qikiqtani, the Kivalliq, and the Kitikmeot Inuit Associations, is hiring Inuit interested in pursuing further education to work in their offices for 4 month periods during the summer.

You have a chance to receive mentorship and gain great work experience as you work with government scientists in Iqaluit or Yellowknife, or an Environment and Climate Change Canada office elsewhere in Canada.

Who can be hired?

To be eligible you must be:

  • Nunavut Inuit
  • Interested in pursuing a career in biology or a related field
  • 16 years or older

What would the job involve?

Environment and Climate Change Canada manages wildlife matters that are the responsibility of the federal government, such as migratory birds, species at risk, and nationally significant habitat. Environment and Climate Change Canada also does research in many fields of wildlife biology.

You will work in the Environment and Climate Change Canada office in Iqaluit or Yellowknife. There may also be jobs available in southern Environment and Climate Change Canada offices where researchers are involved in northern wildlife conservation, such as Winnipeg or Ottawa.

Your work will be guided by one mentor, with opportunities to be involved in other people’s work as well.

You will provide support to conservation-related projects in the office. You may also have opportunities to conduct field work. The type of projects you might be working on include consultations with communities about species at risk, analysis of results of research on migratory birds, and logistical preparations for field work.

You will receive any training and certification (e.g. first aid, GIS) that is necessary for your job. You will also be encouraged to take advantage of any additional training opportunities that will help to further your education and career opportunities.

What will you gain?

  • A well-paying job for the entire summer
  • Valuable work experience
  • A chance to work closely with leading scientists
  • A chance to work in cooperation with organizations that deal with wildlife in Nunavut (e.g. Inuit organizations, HTOs)
  • Mentorship and training to help you pursue a career in Wildlife and habitat science
  • An opportunity to work on conservation topics specific to the North

For more information and to apply:

Telephone: 867-979-8037



We will accept applications until February 28.

Application Forms

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