Last Update: February 10, 2022


Nunavut Legal Aid is responsible for providing legal services to financially eligible Nunavummiut in the areas of criminal law, family law, and civil/administrative law. Although we are publicly funded, we are not a government department. We are an arms-length non-profit organization that is independently run. Nunavut Legal Aid operates in three Regional Clinics that serve all of Nunavut.

We are looking to hire civil, criminal defence and family law lawyers. If you are passionate about social justice, work well in a team, and are qualified to be called to the Nunavut Bar, then we want to talk to you. Relocation to Nunavut is required.

We offer a very competitive compensation package, including a salary based on year of call, northern and housing allowances totaling approximately $25,000, a vacation allowance, professional development allowance, relocation allowance, medical and dental benefits, and a 9% RRSP match.


  • 1st year of call:           $90,000 + allowances and benefits
  • 5th year of call:           $110,000 + allowances and benefits
  • 10th year of call:         $135,000 + allowances and benefits


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a résumé to, addressed to The Hiring Committee.

We are doing a rolling recruitment, and positions are open until they are filled, so apply as soon as you can! Inquiries about lawyer positions should also be sent to that address.

Only qualified individuals will be contacted. Your application may be retained to fill future vacancies. We are an equal opportunity employer—please let us know if you require any accommodations during the hiring process. Preference will be given to applicants who identify as Inuk or are beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Experience working in the North or with Indigenous peoples is an asset.



We are looking to place 3 students, one in each practice area: Criminal Defence, Family Law, and Civil Litigation. Students will perform client interviews, legal merit analysis, research, draft pleadings, and observe court proceedings under the supervision of a lawyer. It would be helpful to have taken courses in the practice area you are applying for, including human rights law, indigenous law, advocacy courses such as civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, or moot competitions.

Priority will be given to Inuit applicants and indigenous students. This is a paid position: $25 per hour working full-time hours for 12 or 16 weeks (3 or 4 months).

We prefer students to relocate for the summer in either Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, or Cambridge Bay. There is no replacing living and working in the community you serve. However, we are flexible to partially remote or fully remote arrangements TBD on your interview.


How to Apply:

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 4, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

In your application, please include a cover letter, resume, available law transcripts (a web print-out is acceptable), and a list of referees (or reference letters if you have them). Please merge these documents, in that order, in one .pdf file.

In your cover letter, please highlight if you are indigenous, Inuk, and/or any demonstrable experience you may have working with Indigenous peoples, underprivileged, or marginalized groups. Please specify which practice area you are applying for in the subject line of your cover letter.

Please address your covering letter to The Hiring Committee and send your application package to before the deadline.



We are currently not accepting any articling applications. Please check back in starting mid-April if we have open positions.