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. For 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:

  • MTO – Nunavut Municipal Training Organization: Targeted Training: Class 3/Air Brakes, Heavy Equipment Operators, Accpac courses (Accounting software), Professional Drivers’ Upgrading, The Maintenance Management Operating System (MMOS), and Airport Maintainer.
  • Department of Economic Development & Transportation. There are many opportunities for our Nunavut people in mining, tourism, fishing and the cultural industries. Sustainable economic development growth depends on many things – protecting our land and resources, education and training for our people, strengthening our communities, and building essential infrastructure. In the Department of Economic Development & Transportation we put people first, helping to build healthy communities and the infrastructure they need to link to each other, to the rest of Canada and to the world.
  • Department of Economic Development & Transportation. Download the “Seven Steps to Help You Start Your Business“.
  • Department of Culture & Heritage provides funding in the form of grants and contributions to community-based, non-profit organizations and individuals. This funding is set aside to assist those who have an idea or project that contributes to the preservation and/or promotion of Nunavut’s culture, heritage, language or amateur sport.
  • Nunavut Implementation Training Committee – Information on scholarship programs and links to universities.
  • Service Canada – Information on education, training and employment or starting a business etc. in Nunavut or outside the Territory.
  • The Interprovincial Standards (Red Seal) Program – Information on Trades training and Certification programs.

Training Program Resources:

  • Pre-trade 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 and the Nunavut MTO Programs visit:


Nunavut Arctic College – Learning Centre – Local Programs:

Program – Pre-Trades Training:
For more Information about the Pre-Trades Training Program 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 learning centre. Program includes – English, Math, Inuktitut, Career/College, Portfolio Development, and Preparing for Change, Keyboarding, Intro to Computers and Job Experience.


Accounting Training:
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 in 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 Beneficiaries Scholarships Program may be available for some students along with the FANS program and the NTI Memorial Scholarship. Download the Nunavut Beneficiaries Scholarships Program application form and the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Memorial Scholarship application. For further information about Grant programs contact or visit the Department of Education, Government of Nunavut website or the local Nunavut Arctic College – Learning Centre in Chesterfield Inlet.
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, Ont. 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.