Internal/External Posting (2 positions)
Full-time/Term (13 months)
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
Closes: January 24, 2022
Starting Salary:
$54,410- $62,590, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $70,750 [2021 Rates]

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary.

Further, contract employees benefit from:

    • Optional pension plan,
    • 4% vacation pay,
    • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
    • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
    • Early closures on long weekends,
    • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
    • Employee Assistance Plan, and
    • Telemedicine plan.

The Role

The purpose of the Language Specialist is to provide guidance and support within the branch and community with respect to Métis language initiatives in the province of Ontario. This role will be engaged in the most complex Métis language policy issues, dealing with abstract concepts, and operationalizing them to develop programming, or address political, economic, environmental, cultural, social, or demographic needs and opportunities. This person must be a fluent speaker of a Métis language dialect.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilize specialized knowledge, education, and experience within Métis language dialects to meet program, Branch, and organizational needs.
  • Assist with language translation and creation of documents and reports specific to Métis languages (i.e., Michif, Bungi, Brayet, Métis English, Métis Saulteaux, Métis French, etc.).
  • Respond to needs of internal and external clients as required.
  • Develop and recommend practices for new and existing policies, practices, or programs related to Métis language initiatives.
  • Prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes, and presentations.
  • Present to senior management, PCMNO, funders, and government on local, provincial, and regional Métis language initiatives.
  • Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes specific to Métis language initiatives.
  • Assist with creating terms of references and resources related to Métis language hubs and groups specific to Métis language speakers and writers.
  • Other reasonable duties as may be assigned.


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Fluent speaker and writer in a Métis language dialect
    Significant knowledge of Métis and/or Indigenous policy issues related to lndigenous languages
  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • A post-secondary degree in a related field (Education, Indigenous Studies/Languages, Linguistics) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal in a Métis language dialect
  • Must be able to translate English documents into a Métis language dialect.
  • Previous 3-5 years or more experience in a specialized knowledge role
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality evidence and data-based reports and professional presentations
  • Experience in forming working groups, committees and in creating terms of references
  • Demonstrated ability in policy and program development and evaluation.

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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  • Selection does not eliminate applicant from consideration
  • Selection does not eliminate applicant from consideration
  • This includes current MNO employees or community council members