The post-secondary programs/ courses are available for registration online. Learn more about financial assistance and scholarship programs through the Department of Education, Government of Nunavut or regional Inuit organizations. Information on post-secondary program (college or university), Nunavut programs and other training programs in Canada visit:


College/ University:

Nunavut Arctic College

Department of Education – Government of Nunavut

University of Manitoba

University College of the North (UCN) – The Pas, Manitoba

Algonquin College located in Ottawa, Perth and Pembroke

Trent University

First Nations Technical Institute, Ontario

University of Winnipeg

Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology – Winnipeg, MB

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

University of Saskatchewan

Concordia University – John Molson School of Business

McMaster University

EDAC – Program


The following Training and Educational Programs are available for Community Members:


Training Program Resources:

  • Pre-trades courses
  • Occupational skills
  • On-the-job employment skills
  • Apprenticeship technical training
  • Entry-level trades training
  • Transport and heavy-equipment training, licensing and certification

For more information about Training Programs/ Grants, and the Nunavut MTO Programs visit:


Nunavut Arctic College – Learning Centre – Local Programs:

Class 3 Driving Course air brakes endorsement, Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet along with Nunavut Arctic College, October 9 – 30, 2018; information on Class 3 Driving Course air brakes endorsement program contact Hamlet Office tel: 867-898-9951


Office Administration Program Year One:
Office Admin. program year one scheduled September, 2018 – April, 2019 in Chesterfield Inlet; info. on office admin. program contact local Adult Educator tel: 898-9048


Program – Pre-Trades Training:
For information on the Pre-Trades Training program scheduled January 3 to April 20, 2018 with the Nunavut Arctic College in Chesterfield Inlet; contact the local Adult Educator at Tel: 1-867-898-9048 or Fax: 1-867-898-9101


ABE (Adult Basic Education) and WES (Workplace Essential Skills): delivered at the Nunavut Arctic College – Learning Centre. Program includes – English, Math, Inuktitut, Career/College, Portfolio Development, and Preparing for Change, Keyboarding, Intro to Computers and Job Experience.


Accounting Training – Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet:
A basic introduction to Accounting Training for Sage 50 and Sage 300 software program was held with Avery Cooper Financial Corp. – March 21 to 30, 2016 with the Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet.


Fur Production and Design Chesterfield Inlet:
The Fur Production and Design program in Chesterfield Inlet hosted a class ceremony on December 16, 2015. 4 graduates completed the program with program coordinator Rose-Marie Tongola and assistant coordinator Pauline Kadjuk. The ceremony was open to Elders and members at the community complex. This four month program was developed using Inuit traditional methods on how to prepare, design and sew garments for the seal skin, fur garment industry. The students had the opportunity to develop Inuit traditional knowledge and skills in this area.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: What are my career options with a ‘HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA’ versus my career options ‘WITHOUT A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA’?

Answer: For further information, we suggest you talk to your local school Guidance Counsellor/your Teacher or visit the local Nunavut Arctic College for information. You can also visit an agency that offers Education and Career Counselling services such as: www.hrsdc.gc.ca


Question: Where can I get information/applications about student financial assistance/grants?

Answer: The Nunavut Scholarships Program may be available for some students along with the FANS program and the NTI Memorial Scholarship. Download Nunavut Beneficiaries Scholarships Program application form and Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Memorial Scholarship application. For further information about Grant programs contact or visit the Department of Education, Government of Nunavut website or local Nunavut Arctic College – Learning Centre in Chesterfield Inlet for program information.
Phone: (867) 898-9048 or Fax: (867) 898-9101


Question: Where can I get information about student residences?

Answer: For information about student residences contact the Student Services Centre or the Student Association for the respective campus. Often information can be found on their web site. Links to many of University and College web sites can be found here.


Question: Who can I contact about campus programs and/or How to Apply for a program?

Answer: Complete the educational institution’s application forms for the programs or courses you want to apply for. Often these forms can be downloaded from their web site or at your request, sent out by mail from their registrar’s office. Submit the completed application to the campus or community learning centre in Nunavut (or outside of Nunavut) that offers the programs or courses. Many programs or courses are filled on a first come first serve basis and it is advisable to apply as early as possible on or before the due date.


Question: Where can I get information about ‘High School – General/Academic’ upgrading Equivalency and ‘College/University’ preparation Courses, on a Full or Part-time basis?

Answer: High School ‘General’ or ‘Academic’ upgrading equivalency and College/University preparation courses are offered at various ‘Colleges’ or at other ‘Educational Institutions’. As a sample, here is the Academic Upgrading Courses Chart from Alberta. Also, view the Aboriginal Upgrading Programs – High School Credit courses Programs offered (Alberta).

Other college campuses that offer high school credits to finish high school equivalency or to qualify for a Career Training Program or to attain high school diploma/continuing education and then to prepare for a career are: – Red River College – Continuing Education or Algonquin College – Career & Academic Access Centre – Woodroffe, Ontario. Visit these two sites for more information.


Question: How do I transfer my post-secondary/institutional credits?

Answer: The applicant with high school or post-secondary education credits must make arrangements with the schools where they studied to have a copy of their transcripts mailed to the new school or campus they are registering with. Submit an application form to transfer your credit(s) or request a challenge credit form from the campus.


Question: I need to speak with a Student Counsellor – who can I speak to?

Answer: All Universities and Colleges have a Student Services/Counselling department, which will be able to assist you with your questions and concerns. This includes counselling on programs and courses, financial aid, scholarships, bursaries, awards, academic advice, tutoring, etc.