City Planner

City of Iqaluit
January 12, 2021
Iqaluit, Canada
Job Type
Mid-Senior Level


Iqaluit – Inuktitut for "many fish" – is located near the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River, which empties into Frobisher Bay. With a population of nearly 8000, Iqaluit is Canada’s smallest capital City. The City is currently experiencing a period of rapid development and population growth. As the largest community in Nunavut, Iqaluit is a growing community, unique in its role as a major business, transportation, administrative, health and education centre. Similar to other municipalities in Nunavut, Iqaluit is also a major landowner, responsible for the administration and development of municipal lands, which further creates a unique planning context.

If you love the outdoors, you will fall in love with our city for its year-round activities. Frobisher Bay is a great kite-skiing destination in the winter, as well as a snowmobilers playground. In the spring and summer, fishing, kayaking, boating and hiking are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed.

The Position

Department:     Planning and Development

Status:                 Full-time Permanent

Salary:                 $80,054.26 per annum, 35 hour/week

Allowance:         $20,907.43 per annum

Union Status:    Unionized

Closing Date:   February 13th, 2020

The City of Iqaluit is currently looking for a City Planner to join our growing team on a permanent basis in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Reporting to the Director of Planning and Lands the City Planner is responsible for assisting with the management, administration and operation of all land use planning carried out by the City of Iqaluit.

You will administer and review planning applications, conduct research and analysis of community planning issues and conduct community outreach on land use related issues. You will be required to make presentations at Council meetings, committee meetings and to represent the City at public meetings and Development Appeal Board hearings.

You must possess a university degree in Planning or in a related field. APPI/CIP regulated membership is required. Provisional members or candidates for membership with APPI/CIP may be considered.

For more information, please visit our website.

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or a related field is required
  • APPI/CIP regulated membership is required, however provisional members or eligible candidates for APPI/CIP membership may be considered
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with developing plans and policies
  • Previous administrative work and experience in Municipal, Territorial, or Federal Government issues is an asset
  • Knowledge of territorial legislation, including Nunavut’s land ownership system, Nunavut’s Land Claims Agreement and Northern issues is an asset
  • Familiarity with computer software including Geographic Information Systems, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Officer is an asset.

To Apply

If you’d like to join our team, please send a cover letter and resume via the LinkedIn Application as to why you are uniquely qualified for this position.

At The City of Iqaluit, we value the happiness of our team and host numerous social events over the year including seasonal summer BBQ's and Christmas parties, charity fundraisers, and Social Committee events.

This is a unique opportunity to join a team of a thriving and growing city, at an exciting time. Furthermore, you will enjoy being part of a working environment that promotes personal and professional growth in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and collaboration. If you are looking for a role where no two days are the same, and where you can make a real difference in the lives of others, then this is the role for you. Apply today! 

The City of Iqaluit is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The City of Iqaluit welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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