Here is your chance to work with a dynamic team of healthcare professionals in Canada's Arctic.  Nunavut offers an opportunity to experience a different way of life.  Make your new home in the land of the midnight sun; where trees don't block the view of the stunning landscape and the local culture and rich history warms even the coldest nights.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Hold a Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Must be currently registered to practice Occupational Therapy with good standing in a Canadian province
  • Membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
  • Must have current child abuse registry and criminal record check


  • Two or more year's directly related general clinical experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with children preferred
  • Cross cultural awareness and experience
  • Experience working in a school setting considered an asset

Skills and Abilities:    

  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Proficiency in the Inuktitut language is an asset
  • Effective oral and written communication, time management, organizational, and problem solving skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team essential.
  • Must have a well-developed understanding of professional responsibility and confidentiality. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Occupational Therapist is a part of a multidisciplinary health care team in a cross-cultural setting, providing comprehensive community based services based in Rankin Inlet with regular clinical visits to three of the six communities in the Kivalliq region.
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision, be self-directed and prioritize own work.
  • Must be able to work in a remote setting with limited resources available.


  • The OT and Therapy Services Team Leader position:
    • a leadership role in the supervision of the clerk interpreter;
    • representation of the Therapy Services team (physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology) on a multidisciplinary team;
    • on-site clinical orientation to new staff and students; and
    • assessment of department needs and on-site leader in the implementation of program initiatives.


We offer a complete benefits package including medical, dental and pension benefits, as well as relocation assistance. Salary range is from $99,743 to $113,159 per annum, as well as a northern living allowance and a generous continuing education allowance.  Subsidized housing is also available.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To apply for this position please refer to the University of Manitoba, Employment Opportunities Website:  and search occupational therapist.

If you don’t see the position listed or you require more information, contact the Medical Rehab Program Manager at: 204-975-7700 or phone toll free 1-877-789-3711 and let us know you have registered.

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