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Community Health Nurse (CHN) – Canaan Health


Canaan Health is excited to announce a rewarding employment opportunity as a Community Health Nurse (CHN). We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity in our workforce. Join our dynamic team and contribute to the improvement of health outcomes in Nunavut.
As a CHN, you will play a vital role in promoting, protecting, and restoring the health of individuals, families, and communities. You will educate, prevent, and reduce the incidence of disease, disability, and mortality. Working within the framework of Primary Health Care, you will collaborate with the health care team to enhance clients’ capacity to adapt to life’s challenges and changes.


Provide comprehensive community health services in collaboration with the health care team.

Educate and empower clients to improve their health and well-being.

Promote disease prevention and control measures.

Deliver quality care in alignment with Inuit societal values and the Inuktut language.
 Foster a representative public service and engage in cross-cultural collaboration.
 Contribute to the ongoing professional development of the team.


Bachelor of Nursing or Diploma in Nursing with equivalencies.

Certificate in Public Health, Health Canada clinical skills course, or advanced practice course.

Experience in home care nursing or relevant clinical experience.

Minimum of two years of Remote Community Health Nursing experience or 2 years of ER experience or 2 years of ICU experience (or provision of 3000 hpractice hours).
 Basic CPR certification with annual re-certification.

Eligibility for registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) with annual re-certification.

Possession of one or more of the following certifications at the time of hire: Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Resuscitation (NALS), fetal monitoring, Critical Incident Stress Management.
 COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.

Proficiency in Inuktut, English, and French is advantageous.

Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is beneficial.

Experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment is an asset.

Benefits and Incentives: Competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to

Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact Canaan Health at:
Phone: 431-451-8488

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Canaan Health is an equal opportunity employer.
The assessment of foreign post-secondary education credentials must be conducted through a recognized Canadian education institution. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.
Criminal record assessment will be considered based on the position’s scope and duties.
Visit our website at www.canaanhealth.cafor more information about our organization and the services we provide.

  • Job Type: Casual
  • Salary: $75.00-$77.00 per hour Benefits:
  • Casual dress
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible Language


  • French not required Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay Ability to


  • Nunavut: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)
    Work Location: In person Expected start date: 2023-10-22 Close preview