Chief Elevator Inspector / Inspecteur en chef des ascenseurs

Government of Nunavut

Posted on: May 5, 2023

Salary: $0.00

Summary of Responsibilities:

Department of Community and Government Services

Join the Government of Nunavut (GN) in this key role with territory-wide impact.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, and Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2022. 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.

Based in Iqaluit, NU, and reporting to the Director, Safety Services, you will oversee Nunavut-wide lifting device systems to ensure that they are operated in a safe, efficient manner, meet the statute, code and standard requirements, and are operated and maintained in accordance with the code and acceptable trade practices. In this role, you will lead, plan, organize, and provide guidance on the proper installation of lifting device equipment and provide appropriate interpretation of the codes.


Primary Responsibilities:

As Chief Elevator Inspector, you will provide technical expertise to contractors, the public and government officials on the proper installation of lifting device equipment and systems, based on the codes in effect and acceptable trade practices. You will also produce written reports of all lifting device system inspections to owners or contractors, indicating the deficiencies to be corrected and the timeframe for correction of the deficiencies, and conduct follow-up inspections for compliance and corrections.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:


Your impressive profile as a qualified Chief Elevator Inspector will include the following highlights:

  • Qualified elevator constructor or an elevator mechanic recognized by a Canadian province or territory, or a Journeyman Red Seal professional certification as a Construction Electrician or Electrician from a recognized provincial or territorial professional accreditation body.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of total related experience.
  • 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.


  • Certification as a QEI Certified Elevator Inspector by NAESA International or willingness to work towards obtaining QEI certification.
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, a valid Nunavut Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Fluency in two or more of Nunavut’s official languages (i.e., Inuktut, English and French).
  • Knowledge of the Inuit communities, culture and land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, and Inuktut.
  • Experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment.


  • This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

Compensation & benefits: This indeterminate position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union and offers a salary range of $109,481 to $124,247 per year (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 Chief Elevator Inspector (Reference #14-507826), please contact us or send your resume, by 11:59 p.m. eastern time, May 19, 2023, using one of the following methods: 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. E-mail: Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or 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 the Official Language of their choice (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.

For position details, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at


Contact: Department of Human Resources

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