The Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut (GN) and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) are rolling out an innovative new learning and development pilot project to help Inuit develop skills for potential employment in the public service in Nunavut.
The Inuit Learning and Development Pilot (ILDP) project will provide practical work experience in federal government departments, the Government of Nunavut (GN) and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI). The pilot project will also include formal learning, coaching, and mentoring opportunities. The project will consist of four 4-month paid work assignments in different positions for up to 16 trainees.
The ILDP project is meant to introduce Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) beneficiaries, who would not normally consider or be able to work in the public service, an opportunity to gain practical experiences in, and a greater understanding of, the public sector, and help prepare them for future opportunities in the public service.
This 16-month learning and development pilot project, based in Iqaluit, will take into account Inuit culture and lifestyle and will encompass a balanced approach to working in the public service. Each participant will be assigned a mentor to assist them throughout the program, and an on the job coach to help contribute to their success.
At the end of the 16 months, successful participants will be placed in an inventory for possible consideration for jobs within the Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut, or NTI.
The following departments and organizations are participating in the pilot project: