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Official Languages

Official Languages is responsible for supporting all Government of Nunavut departments and agencies in the delivery of services to the public in Nunavut’s official languages, and provides support to help implement the Inuit language as the working language of the government. Official Languages also provides translation services to the government through its Translation Bureau based in Kugluktuk and Igloolik, and administers language services under the provisions of the Canada-Nunavut General Agreement on the Promotion of French and Inuit Languages. In addition, Official Languages is leading efforts to promote the use of Nunavut’s official languages through a number of efforts, such as community-based grants and contributions for Inuit and French language promotion, protection and preservation, Asuilaak and other initiatives.


New! Qilaut 2016 Winning Songs (link to SoundCloud)

2017 Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq 

February is Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq - Inuktut Language Month, a time for Nunavummiut to celebrate Inuit language and culture across our territory. This year’s theme is Unikkaaqtuat, which means Inuit legends. We encourage everyone to participate in this year’s celebration by speaking, teaching, and learning Inuktut!

Director of Official Language

Stéphane Cloutier
Telephone: (867) 975-5507