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 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
  • Education Leave
  • Flexible Work Arrangements & Virtual Workplace Opportunities

For more information, read our reports and internal policies.

Available Positions

Director: Business Development and Social Enterprise

The Pinnguaq Association is seeking an experienced, passionate leader to advance the diversification of our revenue streams by leading our search for both mainstream and non-traditional revenue sources through social enterprise. 

Digital Skills Educator – Iqaluit (Part-Time and Full-Time)

As a member of our delivery team, you’ll engage directly with youth and adult learners, helping them understand new concepts, explore possibilities within STEAM, and develop new digital skills.

STEAM Camp Counsellor

As one of our STEAM Camp Counsellors, you will assist our team in delivering high quality learning experiences. You will also hone your social media skills, posting photos accompanied by short text blocks, to our internal shareables.

Manager of People and Culture

Be part of the innovative future of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) learning and digital skills training by joining our team. Working alongside rural, remote, Indigenous and other communities, Pinnguaq supports the development of STEAM skills through innovative technology, art, and play. 

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.