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.


Health Therapy Services Physiotherapist: Full-time parental leave physiotherapy position November 2022 – March 2023. This physiotherapy position is based in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, working as part of the multi-disciplinary team and traveling to communities in the region.  Consideration will also be given to physiotherapist being based anywhere in Canada, if able to travel to Nunavut regularly, and provide ongoing virtual therapy.

School Therapy Services Physiotherapist: Variable hours sessional position (with temporary summer lay-off) to provide quality PT services in Nunavut schools. Our team of school PTs can be based anywhere in Canada but must be flexible to travel to Nunavut. The school physiotherapist will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, both in-school and virtually to support students and the school team to meet the needs of all learners.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Physiotherapy degree required.
  • Must be currently licensed to practice physiotherapy with good standing in a Canadian Province.
  • Eligible for membership with Canadian Physiotherapy Association required.
  • This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


  • Two or more years directly related general clinical experience preferred
  • Experience working with children is preferred.
  • Experience in a cross-cultural setting preferred

Skills and Abilities:  

  • 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.
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision and be self-directed and prioritize own work.
  • Proficiency in the Inuktitut language is an asset.
  • Must be able to work in a remote setting with limited resources.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive assessment and intervention services to clients of all ages, with acute and chronic disorders of musculoskeletal, neurological and/or cardiopulmonary systems.
  • The Physiotherapist 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.

Salary range is from $43.70 – 58.03 per hour based on location and experience.

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.

How to apply:

To apply for full time parental leave position with Health Therapy Services, please refer to the University of Manitoba, Employment Opportunities Website:  and search physiotherapist. For questions about this position, please contact Peter Drzymala at

For more information information about the School Therapy Services physiotherapy position, please contact Kathleen Dougall at to learn how to apply for the position.

Inquiries Only:

For general enquiries, please contact

Closing Date: Until Filled

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