You Are Here:

Teaching Opportunity in Nunavut

Are you ready for your next big adventure?

The Nunavut Department of Education is seeking teachers to teach in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut starting as soon a possible!

Discover Nunavut, Canada’s best-kept secret. The territory of Nunavut is geographically diverse. Try your hand at cross-country skiing, dog-sledding, and hunting and fishing. Visit ice flows or skidoo for miles on the vast tundra. Embark on an exciting teaching experience to an arctic destination that knows no limits.

The Nunavut Department of Education is seeking to hire eager, enthusiastic, and hardworking teachers who are interested in a great compensation package and in gaining experience. This is a rare opportunity to live and work in Canada’s most northern territory.

Below you will find information on our job postings. If you are interested, please e-mail your resume (Word document or pdf file) with the names of three references (including the name of your most recent supervisor) to

Teaching in Nunavut

The Nunavut Department of Education – Qikiqtani Region, is seeking applicants for teaching positions to start August 2017. Term and indeterminate positions are available. Nunavut teachers’ salaries are the second highest in Canada starting at $73,528 – $115,291 + Nunavut Northern Allowance ($15,016 – $34,455). Schools in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut includes Sanikiluaq, Apex, Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Cape Dorset, Qikiqtarjuaq, Pangnirtung, Igloolik, Hall Beach, Clyde River, Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay, Resolute, and Grise Fiord. There are a number of full time, indeterminate and term positions available in the following categories:

  • Elementary Teacher (Primary Grades)
  • Middle School Generalist teacher
  • High School Generalist teacher
  • Principal
  • Vice Principal (VP)
  • Learning Coach
  • Student Support Teacher (SST)


We will offer successful candidates a competitive salary. In addition, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Base Salary of $73,528 – $115,291
  • Northern Living Allowance $15,016 – $34,455
  • Professional development
  • Relocation assistance
  • Subsidized housing

Required Qualifications

To be successful in this position you must be in good standing as a teacher within a jurisdiction. All Canadian teacher certifications will be recognized for certification in Nunavut.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. To help us fit your application to the right position, please indicate your preferred level (elementary, middle, or high school) on your resume. If you have preferred communities, please include that as well.

All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

Applicants must submit a Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) that are dated no more than three months prior to the closing date of this competition. Applicants will have to provide a valid, clear CRC and VSC before a final offer can be made.

Applicants who have taken their teacher training outside of Nunavut must also include a copy of their current public school teaching certificate from a jurisdiction recognized by the Nunavut Department of Education. Applicants who anticipate graduating with a B.Ed. must submit proof that they are enrolled in a teacher education program with a graduation date that precedes the start date of the assignment. Applications that do not include this documentation will not be considered.

To apply, e-mail your resume (Word document or pdf file) with the names of three references (including the name of your most recent supervisor) to

Thank you,

Sandi Chan
Communications Officer
Department of Education
Government of Nunavut