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Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS)
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Find out if you are eligible for grants and/or loans to help pay for your studies...
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You may be eligible for training and skills upgrading support.
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If you are a child being abused, do not keep it a secret. Tell an adult who you trust. If you know of a child who is suffering abuse or neglect, call your community social services office or contact the RCMP. Read More...
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Career Development programs
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If you are a homeowner over the age of 60 you may be reimbursed full fuel costs up to a maximum. The maximum allowable subsidy is based on the community in which you reside and ranges from 2,500 and 3,175 litres of fuel per eligible applicant. Read More...
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The Senior Citizen Supplementary Benefit (SCSB) is a monthly payment of $175.00 made to low-income seniors in Nunavut. The Income Assistance Program issues this benefit through the Federal Government, who adds the $175.00 to qualifying senior Old Age Security (OAS) cheques. This payment is available to anyone who qualifies for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or Spouse’s Allowance. Read More...
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The Department of Family Services is responsible for processing adoptions. Read more...
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If you are a parent who is employed or attending school, you may be eligible for a day-care subsidy. This subsidy covers children aged 12 and under.
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Need help with a resume or finding a job? Want to learn about education and training options? Your community Career Development office will provide you information and support to get you where you want to go.
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Counseling, support, and shelters for victims of family violence are arranged by your Community Social Services Worker. In an emergency, call your local RCMP detachment. Women and children can go directly to a shelter. Read More...
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The Department of Family Services approves and oversees foster homes in Nunavut. Children stay in foster care until their own home is safe or the Department of Family Services can find them a permanent home.
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The Department of Family Services offers guardianship services to help protect adult Nunavummiut who – as determined by the Nunavut Court of Justice – require a guardian to make decisions on their behalf. Read More...
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You or your family may be eligible to receive support for basic food, housing and utility costs. If your application for assistance has been denied, you have the right to have your application reviewed through the program's appeal process. Read More...
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The Nunavut Child Benefit is funded by the Government of Nunavut and Administered by the Canada Revenue Agency.
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Are you unemployed or underemployed and seeking to start your own business? You may be eligible for support to help you build your business. Read More...
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The Special Professional Fund guarantees eligible Nunavut students access to professional programs at Canadian Universities.
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This subsidy is available to employers needing to hire, train and employ new workers.
Canada Nunavut Job Grant (CNJG)
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The Canada-Nunavut Job Fund (CNJF) Agreement supports the training of Nunavummiut for new and better jobs by encouraging employer involvement in this training so that skill development is better aligned to job opportunities.