The Inuit Learning and Development Program
Current status: closed
Pilimmaksaivik is not currently accepting applications for the Inuit Learning and Development Program (ILDP)
The next round of applications for the program will be accepted in 2021.
About the Program
The Inuit Learning and Development Program (ILDP) is a pre-employment and job training initiative aimed at helping Nunavut Inuit develop skills for potential jobs in the federal public service in Nunavut. This program supports the Government of Canada's efforts to build and maintain a representative public service in Nunavut, including meeting its obligations under Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement.
The ILDP was piloted in 2013–2014 and again in 2016–2017. Eighteen Nunavut Inuit successfully completed the program in the first two groups of the ILDP. Many of those graduates were successful in gaining permanent employment within the public service in Nunavut. The program is now being run as a regular pre-employment training program led by Pilimmaksaivik, the Federal Centre of Excellence for Inuit Employment in Nunavut.
How it works
The ILDP is a 16 month program consisting of four paid work placements lasting four months each. The objective of each work placement is to assign participants to a Government of Canada department or agency that aligns with their personal interests and career objectives.
The majority of work placements are based in Iqaluit. However, there will be a few placements based in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, which would require participants to move between Iqaluit and Cambridge Bay during the program.
Relocation support will be available for participants applying outside of work placement communities. During the training program, participants will also receive (in addition to their salary) housing, vacation leave, vacation travel assistance (for themselves and eligible dependents), and support for training outside of the participant's work placement community.
The ILDP will feature a 'science stream' focused on providing Nunavut Inuit with scientific and field work related experience and training. The 'science stream' will see a limited number of participants provided with scientific work placements carried out by the federal government in Nunavut. This includes land and resource management, environmental protection, monitoring and research, and coordination of environmental programs and policies. Participants interested in this stream do not need to have a higher education in the sciences, only a keen interest in gaining experience in scientific fields.
Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement who participate in the ILDP will:
- Gain first-hand experience working within a variety of Government of Canada departments and agencies in Nunavut.
- Become more aware of career opportunities in the public service.
- Access training and education focused on skills development needed for federal employment.
- Receive guidance from a mentor throughout the duration of the Program as well as on-the-job coaching.
- Have the opportunity to be placed into an inventory for consideration for term or permanent jobs within the Government of Canada.
The following organizations and federal departments are participating in the program:
- Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
- Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Service Canada (SC)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Parks Canada (PC)
- Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
- Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR)
To learn how to apply, contact Pilimmaksaivik:
- Email: Pilimmaksaivik@canada.ca
- Mail: Pilimmaksaivik Office, PO Box 610, Iqaluit NU, X0A 0H0
- Drop-off: Pilimmaksaivik Office 3rd floor building 1106 Iqaluit, NU
- Fax: 867-975-3740
When submitting an application form, please note the ILDP application deadline.
If you have any questions, please refer to the ILDP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).