Territorial Director, Pharmacy

March 26 2024
Expected expiry date: April 24 2024
Industries Public administration
Categories Project management
Iqaluit, NU • Full time

Play a key leadership role – in Iqaluit, NU – with Territory-wide impact.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2024. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. The successful applicant will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Special Operations, you will be accountable for all aspects of the pharmacy program across the Territory, including strategic and tactical planning, policy development, resource allocation, and establishment and maintenance of standards and procedures. As Territorial Director, Pharmacy, you will set, and ensure compliance with, all policies that govern safe and effective pharmaceutical care and comply with all National and Territorial legislation and standards, along with overseeing, monitoring, and adjusting the Territorial strategic plan for the provision of pharmacy services, to ensure that the highest standards and best practices are met.

In this key role, you will provide financial reporting to the Executive Management Committee and the Assistant Deputy Minister to guide decisions on effective program changes and implementations, as well as examine and develop strategic partnerships that may result in improved financial management. You will also assess the performance of division staff and ensure that team building, training, development and progressive disciplinary actions take place when required.


Your profile as a qualified Territorial Director, Pharmacy will include the following highlights:

  • A recognized Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree and a Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Certificate, including five (5) years of recent related pharmacy management experience in an acute healthcare setting.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a pharmacist in Nunavut, plus licensure in good standing in one other Province or Territory.


  • A Master’s or PharmD from a recognized university.
  • Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages (i.e., Inuktut, English and/or French).
  • Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture and land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, and Inuktut.
  • Experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.


  • This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Compensation & benefits: This indeterminate position is excluded from the Nunavut Employees Union and offers a salary range of $121,953 to $174,219 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $16,008 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.

For more information and to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity as Territorial Director, Pharmacy (Reference #10-508271), please email your cover letter and resume, by 11:59 p.m. eastern time, April 12, 2024, to IqaluitApplications@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email. CONTACT: Department of Human Resources, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut  X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. Email: IqaluitApplications@gov.nu.ca. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, by e-mail or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut (i.e., Inuktut, English or French).

The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.

For position details, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at https://gov.nu.ca/en/employment-training-and-career-development/job-listings.

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