Job title: Physiotherapist
Term: Full-time and Casual physiotherapist virtual/community travel roles
Company name: Ongomiizwin Health Services, Inuit Health Program, Rady Faculty of Health Science, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing
City, Province: Health Therapy Services Physiotherapist: Full-time physiotherapy position. In this physiotherapy position, the employee is based in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, working as part of the multi-disciplinary team and traveling to communities in the Kivalliq region.


Casual physiotherapy position (virtual services and community travel role). In this position the employee can be based anywhere in Canada (preference will be given to applicants based in Winnipeg) but must be flexible to travel to Kivalliq region of Nunavut and provide ongoing remote follow up services (ie. phone, telehealth). Flexible hours available up to 37.5 hours / week.

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.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 and Child Abuse Registry Checks. 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 to $58.03 / hour depending on experience and location. Travel expenses are provided; relocation and northern living allowance to be determined by position.

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 the full-time position with Health Therapy Services, please refer to the University of Manitoba, Employment Opportunities Website:  and search physiotherapist.To apply for the Casual Physiotherapist Hybrid role, please contact Monica Achtemichuk at
Inquiries Only:For questions about this position, please contact Peter Drzymala at or Monica Achtemichuk at
Job Posted: August 15, 2023

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