Career Opportunities

Nunasi’s group of companies create job opportunities for Inuit across Nunavut and outside Nunavut.

Nunasi Corporation has investments in a wide-array of industries including retail, transportation, manufacturing, insurance, travel, education, multimedia, fuel distribution, digital communications, medical boarding facilities, contracting and commercial real estate.

Employment Opportunity

Cook – Kitchen Department

Positions available: Full-time, includes weekends, evenings and holidays
Reports to: Kitchen Supervisor and General Manager
Salary Range: Dependent on qualifications
Closing Date: Thursday, 2015 August  20 (at 3:00pm)

Larga Baffin strives to provide Nunavummiut with quality care during their medical appointments in Ottawa.  We are dedicated to creating a safe and respectful environment with friendly and caring staff.  We offer a nice warm bed, healthy meals and local ground transportation to medical appointments.  Our facility is strategically located in Ottawa so that our clients can access the hospitals and airport in a timely manner.

Position Summary:

The cook’s main responsibility is to prepare high quality food products quickly and efficiently for our clients and staff. The cook is also responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitary environment. Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with clients, staff and service providers.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist with the preparation of food items according to the supervisor’s specifications and standards
  • Take initiative to ensure all tasks are completed in each section
  • Complete all asks as outlined by the supervisor
  • Supervise the general cleanliness of the kitchen department
  • Responsible for preparing and producing food items – a la carte, buffets, banquets to the high standards set by Larga Baffin
  • Stock, organize, clean and sanitize the work area, equipment and utensils
  • Assist with food requisitions
  • Knowledge of nutritional options and restrictions within the menu
  • Follow all health and safety, sanitation policies, procedures and standards
  • knowledge & Skills
  • Strong organizational/decision making skills and an aptitude for problem solving
  • Thrive in a high energy work place
  • Strong knowledge of operating and maintain equipment in a commercial kitchen
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Promote professional work habits, encourage fellow staff to work with integrity
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations
  • Ability to lift/carry supplies, etc. up and down stairs and perform repetitive physical tasks such as standing for extended periods, bending, crouching
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments to completion
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and at lease a basic understanding of Inuktitut preferred
  • Must have the patience and maturity to tactfully and diplomatically interact with clients, visitors and staff

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Previous kitchen experience in a hospital or industrial type setting which includes public interaction
  • Positive attitude and a consistent display of professionalism
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations
  • Knowledge of proper sanitation procedure and food safe guidelines
  • Understanding of commercial kitchen procedures
  • Inuktitut a strong asset
  • First Aid/CPR/AED and WHIMIS certified (or willingness to learn)
  • Must be willing to obtain a current Criminal Reference Check

Please submit resume & cover letter by 2015 August 20 to:

Jessica Tomic-Black
Human Resources
Larga Baffin Ltd.
1071 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa, ON K2B 6R2
Email submissions preferred to:

Priority will be given to qualified Nunavut Beneficiaries. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Larga Baffin is not responsible for re-location costs.