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About Nunavut

Thinking about Studying in Nunavut?

If you are looking for a remote place to get your post-secondary education, then Nunavut is a great place to consider. The largest region in Canada, Nunavut is also the most recent addition to country, officially becoming part of the country in 1999.There are just over 30, 000 residents call this territory home, many of which live in the capital, Iqualuit, and other similar size towns that are located across Nunavut. The majority of residents are Inuit along with a mix of English and French residents.

Similar to the other territories, mining is the major industry. However, other industries such as oil, gas, and mineral exploration, as well as other traditional trades such as hunting, fishing and crafts also play a role in the economy.

Even though it is known to get extremely cold during the winter months, there are many breath taking things to see. With a large collection of national and territorial parks, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, and no shortage of outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and even dogsledding, it is the perfect place for people that love to explore the outdoors.

Nunavut Education Options

There is one post-secondary school in the territory – Nunavut Arctic College, which is located in Iqaluit. However, there are five campuses that are located indifferent communities throughout the territory. They are:

  • Nunatta Campus
  • Nunavut Research Institute Science Campus
  • Kivalliq Campus
  • Nunavut Trades Training Centre
  • Kitikmeot Campus

Dedicated to ensuring that everyone in the territory has equal access to education, there are also community learning centres that are located in each one of the communities in Nunavut, allowing students to study regardless of where they are located.

The school offers a number of academic programs for students to consider, namely business, education, environmental studies, fine arts, and apprenticeship trades programs.

Why Study in Nunavut?

Studying in Nunavut provides students with a unique learning atmosphere and experience. Students choose to study here for many reasons:

  • Education partnership programs with the University of Regina and Dalhousie University
  • Fine Arts program is nationally recognized
  • An intimate classroom setting with lots of personal attention and assistance with your studies
  • Ideal for students that plan to live in Nunavut and work in one of the local industries
  • Scholarships, awards, and bursary’s are available
  • Tuition fees are one of the lowest in Canada
  • A unique life experience and a low cost of living

Programs are offered in a variety of formats. Depending on the program, students will have the opportunity to obtain a certificate, diploma or degree in their area of study.

More Information about Nunavut

To learn more about the Nunavut Territory and your education options, please visit www.gov.nu.ca


Schools in Nunavut

School name Address City Postal Code Phone Number
Nunavut Arctic College 502 Niaqunngusiariaq Iqaluit X0A 0H0 867-979-7200
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About Nunavut

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