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Who We Are

Pinnguaq Association, a not-for-profit organization, incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) into unique learning applications that promote storytelling, health, wellness and growth with rural, remote and Indigenous communities. At its core, Pinnguaq embraces diversity and creates opportunities for community-based connectivity, equity and sustainability.

At Pinnguaq, we are committed to best practice workplace equity as an early adopter of Canada’s 50/30 challenge. Hiring qualified and passionate people to fill positions contributes to the overall success of our organization. We value hiring people with diverse backgrounds who reflect the local communities we serve; this core value helps build programming and resources that are grounded in trust, sustainability, active community participation, local economic development, and meaningful skill development.

We believe an equitable workplace is a healthy workplace; we welcome and advocate for diversity of perspectives and backgrounds to ensure our ongoing development is intersectional. We especially welcome Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We aim to cultivate a community that is collaborative and innovative, while prioritizing the well-being of our team members.


Pinnguaq Summer Student Program

Want to spend your summer making, creating, thinking, playing, sharing, learning, unlearning, and hacking? Join Pinnguaq this summer and deliver amazing STEAM experiences to young and enthusiastic learners. 

As a Pinnguaq Summer Student, you will gain meaningful work experience and the digital skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow, while helping our team provide access to space, educational workshops, tools, and resources.

This 12-week opportunity runs from June 14 to September 3, 2021.


Pinnguaq Perks

We understand the importance of work-life balance. We want our employees to be healthy and feel supported, have access to resources they need, and be immersed in a positive work environment.

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package; including Employee Assistance Plan
  • 10 Paid Sick Days
  • Generous Vacation Days
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Arrangements & Virtual Workplace Opportunities

For more information, read our reports and internal policies.


Available Positions

Adult Digital Skills & Training Lead – Nunavut

We are seeking an Adult Digital Skills and Training Lead who is highly motivated to collaborate with Nunavut communities to increase accessibility and relevance of digital and employability skills training. This work will focus on supporting Nunavummiut in engaging with the digital world to open relevant opportunities for participation, engagement and agency in the use of digital technology.

Nunavut Curriculum Developer

We are seeking a Curriculum Developer, living in Nunavut, who is highly motivated to address inequity and innovation in STEAM learning, an engaging presenter, and committed to using their educational backgrounds to connect with school-aged children and youth and adult learners. Specifically we are looking for a team member who is knowledgeable of the context of education in Nunavut.


Recruitment Process

At Pinnguaq we have a three-step hiring process. 

Step 1: Quick Phone Chats with Candidates 
Selected candidates will be asked to participate in a 15–20 minute phone conversation. During this conversation we want to take the opportunity to learn more about you and your interest in working for Pinnguaq! This is also your opportunity to ask us any clarifying questions about the role and organization. 

Step 2: Video Interview
Candidates selected for video interviews will be asked to meet with our hiring committee for a 45 minute interview. 

Step 3: One-on-One Meeting with Hiring Manager 
The selected candidate will be requested to meet with the hiring manager for a final conversation regarding the position. 


Pinnguaq Association is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our organization. We welcome applicants who will contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Pinnguaq is engaged in ongoing self-reflective practice to ensure inclusive, barrier-free recruitment, selection processes and work environments. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.

Pinnguaq will support candidates who require childcare during their interview process by being flexible with accommodating an interview time, or providing a subsidy to help cover any childcare costs.