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17 Aug 2020


WSCC –  Northwest Territories

Representatives –
WSCC Governance Council

The Ministers responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the Honourable Shane Thompson and the Honourable George Hickes, seek expressions of interest from qualified candidates for the Governance Council of the WSCC as Employer, Worker and Public Interest Representatives.

The WSCC promotes workplace health and safety while providing no fault insurance to employers and care for injured workers in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Governance Council serve as the stewards of the WSCC; sharing the vision and responsibility to eliminate workplace diseases and injuries and overseeing business management, accountability and the long term sustainability of the Workers’ Protection Fund.

The Governance Council of the WSCC is comprised of a part-time Chairperson, two part-time Vice-Chairpersons, and four additional part-time members (equally representative of workers and employers). The President and Chief Executive Officer also sits on the Governance Council as a non-voting member.

Ideal candidates should have a strong knowledge of corporate governance, financial investment management, and an awareness and understanding of the workers’ safety and compensation system. Action-oriented with high ethical standards, the Representatives are members of a diverse team chosen to represent the interests of the stakeholders we serve and contribute to collective decision making.

As a Governance Council Member, you will be required to attend in-person meetings on a quarterly basis as well as special meetings that may occur once or twice per year. The quarterly in-person meetings alternate between Yellowknife, NT and Iqaluit, NU. Please include the following in your application: Cover letter (one page) outlining your interest, your Resume and the names of two references.

How to Apply

Qualified individuals can forward their resumes by September 4 2020 to:

The Honourable Shane Thompson
Northwest Territories Minister Responsible
Workers’ Safety & Compensation Commission
Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9


The Honourable George Hickes
Nunavut Minister Responsible
Workers’ Safety & Compensation Commission
Legislative Assembly of Nunavut Territories
PO Box 1320
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

Advertised until: 2020-09-16

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