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New round of G.R.E.A.T. Program begins September

08 March 2017

Public Service Announcement

New round of G.R.E.A.T. Program begins September 2017

A new round of the "Getting Ready for Employment and Training", or G.R.E.A.T. Program, will be offered in Chesterfield Inlet, Cambridge Bay, Cape Dorset, Igloolik and Gjoa Haven from September to December of this year.

This 14-week program combines course content on essential skills, computers, personal portfolio development and work readiness. A two-week, mentored work experience is included.

Individuals accepted to this program will:

  • Develop and/or improve the necessary skills needed for employment.
  • Reflect on personal and career goals, and identify learning and career opportunities.
  • Create an up-to-date resumé and cover letter, and practice interview skills.
  • Learn more about employment opportunities in Nunavut.

If you are an income assistance client living in one of these communities and you want to apply for the program, you can talk to your local income assistance worker to learn more. Program participants who regularly attend will receive an attendance incentive. For more information, please contact Karyn Vanden Boomen at 867-975-5244 or


Media Contact:

Megan Blair
Communications Specialist
Department of Family Services