Anakudluk Inuqtaqau - Administrative Assistant, Site Services

Anakudluk Inuqtaqau says applying for a job at Mary River was the best decision she ever made. The Iqaluit woman, who works as an Administrative Assistant with Site Services, says everyone is helpful and supportive, she loves the work-life balance of rotation work, and while camp life can be hard by week 3, having amazing coworkers makes all the difference.

After 10 years of administrative work with the Government of Nunavut, Anakudluk says she was tired of the 9 to 5 life, found the weekends too short, and she wanted adventure. So when friends told her Baffinland was a good place to work, she applied online, did a phone interview, and got the job.

She says the vibe is good at site, where supervisors take her seriously and listen to her concerns. She also says her Inuit coworkers, some of whom are shy, will open up to her, and she likes helping others so much, she now hopes to move to site HR. Another thing she likes is that Baffinland has created Inuit Success Teams, who sit down with each Inuit employee, asking about their short- and long-term career goals, and then offering help to achieve those goals.

Anakudluk’s story is part of our exciting new social media campaign, ‘Beyond the Mine’. We are putting the spotlight on the diverse range of non-traditional mining jobs that support our operations, as well as the people who do them, and the career paths that have brought them here. If you’re interested in working with us, visit our website for current job listings

ᐊᓇᑯᓪᓗᒃ ᐃᓄᖅᑕᖁᐅ - ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎ, ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑏᑦ

ᐊᕐᓇᑲᓪᓚᒃ ᐃᓄᖅᑕᖃᐅ ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐆᒃᑐᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕈᑎᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓛᕆᔭᖓ. ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕ ᐊᕐᓇᖅ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑎᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓲᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᑦᑎᐊᕆᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ, ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᑦᑎᐊᖅᑕᖓ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒥ-ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥ ᓇᓕᒧᒌᒃᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᖕᓂᖅ ᐅᑎᖅᑕᖅᑎᓗᒍᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕆᐊᖅᐸᒃᖢᓂ, ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒦᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᓚᐅᑲᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓰᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓲᖑᕗᖅ.

ᐊᓂᒍᑯᑦ ᖁᓖᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐊᕐᓇᑲᓪᓚᒃ ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᖃᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᖢᓂ 9-ᒥ 5-ᒧ, ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᖏᒃ ᓇᐃᓗᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᓘᔭᕈᒪᓪᓗᓂᓗ.  ᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᖓᑕ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖕᒪᒍ ᐹᕙᓐᓚᓐᑯᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᖃᕆᓴᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ, ᐅᖃᓘᑎᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓕᕆᓪᓗᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᖅᖢᓂ.

ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᑲᒪᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓈᓚᖃᑦᑕᕆᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᒋᔭᖏᑦ, ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᑲᙳᓱᓲᑦ, ᑲᖑᓱᒍᓐᓃᓲᖅ ᑕᔅᓱᒧᖓ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᐸᒃᑐᖅ ᐊᓯᒥᓂᒃ, ᓂᕆᐅᒃᑐᖅ ᓅᓪᓛᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᙳᕐᓗᓂ. ᐊᓯᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᓪᓗ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᖓ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓐᓂ ᓴᖅᑮᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᑦ, ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᖅᐸᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓛᒃᑰᖅᑕᕐᖢᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑏᑦ, ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᑐᕌᒐᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

ᐊᕐᓇᑲᓪᓚᐅᑉ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖓ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓄᑖᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᓄᑦ ᖃᕆᓴᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ,  ‘ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ’. ᓴᖅᑎᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᐅᒐᔪᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔪᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᒃᑕᖏᓐᓂᓪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᓯᒫᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖑᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᑎᑭᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑕᕝᕗᙵ. ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᒋᔪᒥᒋᒍᑦᑎᒍᑦ, ᖃᕆᓴᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᕗᑦ ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒃᓴᑦ ᑎᑎᖃᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ