Application Form

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Pilimmaksaivik is not currently accepting applications for the Inuit Learning and Development Program (ILDP). The next round of applications for the program will be accepted in 2021.

The Inuit Learning and Development Program (ILDP) is a pre-employment and job training initiative aimed at helping Nunavut Inuit develop skills for potential jobs in the federal public service in Nunavut. This program supports the Government of Canada's efforts to build and maintain a representative public service in Nunavut, including meeting its obligations under Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement.

Candidates must submit the Application Form below to apply. For further instructions on how to apply or to submit a completed application form, contact

Section A: Personal information

Registered under Nunavut Agreement:

Section B: Placements

The intention of the ILDP is to provide Nunavut Inuit with exposure to a variety of work experiences within the federal public service – including areas in which participants may have limited knowledge. While efforts will be made to match participants with work placements aligned to their specific interests, participants are not guaranteed to be placed with departments and agencies which they express specific interest in. Below you will find a list of the participating federal departments and agencies with a brief description of their role. Please check the boxes of each organization you are interested in gaining work experience with as part of the ILDP:

CanNor fosters growth and development in the North by delivering economic development programs and by collaborating with and aligning the efforts of partners in northern and southern Canada to respond to economic challenges and opportunities in the North.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is the lead federal department for a wide range of environmental issues focused on enhancing and protecting the natural environment; conserving renewable and water resources; providing meteorological information; enforcing rules relating to boundary waters; and coordinating environmental policies and programs.

NRCan is an economic, science-based department with a mandate to: promote the sustainable development and responsible use of Canada's mineral, energy, and forestry resources; develop an understanding of Canada's landmass; and, collect and disseminate knowledge on sustainable resource development.

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits. It is committed to improving services for Canadians by working with partners to provide access to the full range of government services and benefits that Canadians want and need through the Internet, by telephone, in person, or by mail.

DFO has the lead federal role in managing Canada's fisheries and safeguarding its waters.
The Canadian Coast Guard, a Special Operating Agency within DFO, is responsible for services and programs that contribute to the safety, security, and accessibility of Canada's waterways.

In Nunavut, CIRNAC has a wide range of responsibilities relating to: Inuit socio-economic development, land claim implementation, environmental protection, land and water administration, as well as natural resource development and management.

Parks Canada protects and manages natural and cultural heritage sites. In Nunavut, Parks Canada, in cooperation with Inuit, is currently responsible for managing sites in each of Nunavut's three regions, including: five National Parks, one National Historic Site and - in the near future, a National Marine Conservation Area.

The RCMP is the national, federal, provincial, territorial and municipal policing body. Responsibilities include the prevention and investigation of crimes; maintenance of peace and order; enforcement of laws; and contribution to national security.

POLAR is Canada's lead federal agency for strengthening Canadian leadership in polar science and technology. POLAR is based out of the new Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Do you have an interest in career options that include science-based work?

If you checked yes, please keep in mind that the entire rotation in these placements will not only be science based work (ex: fieldwork, lab work, etc.). Most fieldwork is seasonal and the availability of various work experiences is dependent on the department/agency and the time of year of the placement. Every employer will do their best to provide the optimal exposure to how science-based jobs in the federal family function and deliver on their objectives.

Are you interested/willing to move between communities within the 16-month program?

(While most positions will be based in Iqaluit, a small number of placements will be based in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, requiring some participants to reside in two different communities for 4-month work placements. Participants who will be working in placements in Cambridge Bay will be provided with assistance relating to any costs for this travel.)

Preference in location:

If you could choose your work placements, which employment areas would you like to gain more knowledge and understanding in during your placements in this project.

Please check the boxes with what positions/areas of work you are interested in:

Group training will be offered throughout the 16-month program, to help inform the focus of the training being offered, we would like to hear from you about your learning interests and needs.

Please select the areas of interest in training opportunities:

Section C: Education

High School Information:

Did you graduate?

College / University:

Did you graduate?

College / University:

Did you graduate?

Section D: Contact information

It is important to provide us with up to date and accurate contact information, if we cannot contact you we will not be able to follow up on your application.

Section E: Language abilities

Please tell us a bit about your language skills. Are you comfortable communicating in:

Language Spoken Written
Other Languages

Section F: Additional information

How did you hear about ILDP?

Section G: Eligibility to work

Are you eligible to work?

A security clearance check will be administered as part of the process required for acceptance. Please note, having a criminal record does not mean participants will be automatically disqualified.

Section H: Declaration

All the information that I, __________________________________ have given in this application is true and complete:


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