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Vision and Mandate


Our vision is to have more well-educated and self-reliant Nunavummiut. We aim for our high school graduation rates to be on par with the rest of Canada and for the majority of Nunavut youth to graduate from high school, college or university, and with the same level of skills, knowledge and abilities as graduates from anywhere in Canada.

We foresee more Nunavummiut employed as skilled professionals and tradespersons working in the public sector, the mining and fishing industry and the smaller business sectors such as the arts and tourism here in Nunavut.

We want to have more bilingual Inuktut speaking teachers who will help increase bilingualism in our students. Bilingual education contributes to the preservation, use and promotion of Inuktut and helps to ensure that Nunavummiut can be served in all our official languages.



We have been mandated by the Minister of Education to create a healthy, strong, and flourishing Nunavut. Education is the key to that success.  We are committed to taking actions that will lead to real and visible progress for Nunavummiut by providing quality education and training opportunities. Our goal is the development of self-reliance and we are working to provide a vibrant learning environment that encourages academic success, guided by Inuit cultures and values.  

Latest News

17 November 2022
For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long waitlists and a lack of child care options.
10 November 2022
The Nunavut Arctic College is proud to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Environmental Technology Program (ETP),
04 November 2022
Need support in reaching your post-secondary education goals?
07 June 2022
Investments in key infrastructure build strong and healthy communities across Canada.
23 September 2022
The Department of Education recognizes the thousands of discovered unmarked graves at former residential schools across Canada as a dark chapter in...
21 September 2022
Are you a post-secondary student currently receiving Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) funding and are enrolling in courses in the...
31 August 2022
Do you look after other people’s children in your home?
26 July 2022
Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new part-time study grant, starting in fall 2022.
13 July 2022
Are you a student needing an official student transcript to apply to post-secondary studies?
08 July 2022
The Department of Education would like to advise Nunavummiut that the toll-free fax machine for Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) is...
26 May 2022
Pride Month celebrations are being held across North America from June1−June 30, celebrating the history and diversity of 2SLGBTQ+ or Two-Spirit,...
21 April 2022
Are you a student needing an official student transcript to apply to post-secondary studies?

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