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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 Honourable Paul Quassa 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

15 August 2017 
Construction of Cape Dorset’s new high school is underway.
02 August 2017 
Leo Ussak students, their families and other community members can now enjoy more exercise and play...
12 July 2017 
This Certificate of Educational Leadership in Nunavut will be taught by Rebecca Hainnu.
08 June 2017 
Every day our young people are working towards achieving excellence in their education
05 June 2017 
Mr. Speaker, I stand today to share with you and my fellow members that Trois-Soleils school...
02 June 2017 
Voices from Nunavut: A Canada 150 Signature Project

Upcoming Events

18 August 2017 
Kugluktuk High School Graduation Ceremony

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