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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director of Health with guidance from the Territorial Maternal Newborn Health Services Coordinator, this position provides four (4) main functions:

  • Effective leadership in the delivery of the Maternal/Newborn Health Services
  • Supervision of midwives and other members of the Maternal/Newborn Health Services Team in the region
  • Education and support to midwives, maternity care workers and community health nurses providing pre/postnatal care to women in the assigned Region.
  • Registered Midwifery care to patients in the assigned region when covering for vacancies and employee absences.

The Manager, Maternal& Newborn Services manages the delivery and maintenance of a comprehensive maternal/newborn health services program. Directs, provides and maintains the provision of maternal/newborn health services. Participates in the Department’s management by monitoring and reporting upon issues designed to assist in the development and maintenance of the Maternal/Newborn Health Services. Provides full scope of midwifery care to patients when Registered Midwives are not available due to workload, absences and position vacancies.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Midwifery Diploma from Nunavut Arctic College and registration with the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee.
Registration with a Canadian College of Midwives or recognized midwifery body and with the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee.
Graduate from a prior Learning Education and Assessment Programme (PLEA) or equivalent in province/territory with existing midwifery legislation and registerable with a Canadian College of Midwives and registration with Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee.

CPR, NRP, ESW certification as per registration requirement.
A minimum three (3) years of full-time practice as registered midwife. Previous supervisory experience is an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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