CBU RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS – Teaching Opportunities in Nunavut, Education Canada


Dear Education Alumnus of Cape Breton University,
Are you ready for your next big adventure?
Nunavut is seeking teachers to come in its schools starting August 2018!

Nunavut students need dedicated, passionate and bold teachers like you! The territory has one of Canada’s youngest and fastest growing populations. The Government of Nunavut is looking for educators for full-time, indeterminate and term positions in its schools across the territory.

Regional School Operations (RSOs) oversee schools in Nunavut’s three geographic regions: Kitikmeot, Kivalliq, and Qikiqtani. The Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut is responsible for the provision of public education in the French language for the territory’s francophone community. There are currently more than 9,000 students in Nunavut’s 44 public schools.

Teaching in Nunavut provides opportunities to inspire students, whether it is through classroom instruction or after-school activities. Each school in Nunavut is unique and diverse, and teachers are an integral part of their community.

To become a teacher in Nunavut, you must have a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), meet the requirements for the Nunavut Professional Teaching Certificate and be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application.


There are a number of full time, indeterminate and term positions available in the following categories:

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

Are you interested in learning more? For a list of available positions, visit Education Canada.

Application Details


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

  • Base Salary of $75,006 – $117,609
  • Northern Living Allowance $15,016 – $34,455
  • Professional development
  • Relocation assistance
  • Subsidized staff housing
  • Federal Superannuation
  • Relocation assistance

Life in the North

Living in the north presents amazing opportunities for professional growth, travel, and unique experiences across the territory.

Each community in Nunavut is different, but the common thread is the Inuit language and culture. Depending on where you are in Nunavut, you will hear Inuktitut, French, Inuinnaqtun, and/or English. You will learn about traditional activities like sewing, jewelry-making and carving, and you can take advantage of a wealth of outdoor activities like snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, or cross-country skiing.

As with any remote location, living in Nunavut can have its challenges. But with those challenges come opportunities to make a difference for students who are eager to learn and share their world with you.

Is this the job for you?

As a teacher in Nunavut, each day is a new adventure! Living and working in Nunavut can be a challenge, but with the rewarding opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience, it’s perfect for the kind of teacher that wants to think differently, step outside their comfort zone and learn from Inuit culture and languages.

Are you?

If this sounds like you, check out our current opportunities on EducationCanada.com. This could be life-changing experience!