This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2023. 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. Successful applicants 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 Assistant Deputy Minister, Courts and Justice Services, the Director, Legal Registries is responsible for the development, management and administration of the Legal Registries Division comprised of the Land Titles Office, Corporate Registry, Securities Registry and Personal Property Security Registry. Comprised of ten staff, the two key focus areas of the division are the protection of Nunavut’s interests and position at the national level in the Securities field, and the modernization of all land titles and corporate systems to develop and implement and improve modern electronic registration systems. The Division applies and enforces the Land Titles Act, Business Corporations Act, Societies Act, Partnership Act, Co-operative Associations Act, Business Corporations Act, Condominium Act, Mechanics Lien Act, Personal Property Security Act, Securities Transfer Act, portions of the Nunavut Agreement and numerous federal and other territorial statutes covering real property law and national rules and procedures of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
The Director, Legal Registries will ensure consistent interpretation, application, and enforcement of the provisions of numerous Government of Nunavut statutes in respect of a wide range of legal documents submitted for registration. The incumbent will be responsible for training and supervising five direct reports and ensuring their continuous learning and development. Developing and managing the division’s budget, completing all financial requirements and preparing Financial Management Board submissions is also a responsibility. The incumbent will maintain relationships with client groups which include legal education seminars for various groups, working with senior staff within the department and representing the department at various intergovernmental high level meetings and committees. In addition to numerous memberships, the incumbent will hold several statutory appointments: Superintendent of Securities, Registrar of Land Titles, Registrar of Corporations, Personal Property Security, Societies and Co-Operatives, and will hold a Federal Order in Council appointment as one of ten nation advisors to the Canadian Securities Transition Office.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are usually obtained through a recognized Canadian university degree and seven (7) years of experience in a regulatory environment with significant exposure to corporate/commercial real estate and securities laws. Five (5) years of senior management experience is also required. A degree in law, commerce or a related discipline is preferred.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.
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.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce; therefore, priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
- Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered.
- Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check.
- Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
- 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. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application.