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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 David Joanasie 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

03 August 2021
The Department of Education in collaboration with Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), today released the 2021-22 Opening Plan for Nunavut...
13 July 2021
Do you look after other people’s children in your home?
02 July 2021
Need support in reaching your post-secondary education goals?
30 June 2021
Good morning. There remain no cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut. There have been 262 recoveries since this outbreak began.
04 June 2021
Today, the Department of Education and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to invest in the...
29 March 2021
Are you a post-secondary student currently receiving Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) funding and are you planning to continue your...
19 March 2021
The Department of Education is inviting youth between the ages 13 to 18 and post-secondary students to apply for the Explore and Destination Clic...
01 March 2021
The Department of Education is currently accepting community funding requests for the 2021-2022 Healthy Children Initiative program.
17 February 2021
Need support in reaching your post-secondary education goals?
15 February 2021
On Wednesday, February 24, Nunavummiut are invited to wear pink for Pink Shirt Day to take a stand against bullying.
03 February 2021
Starting Thursday, February 4, 2021, all schools in the Kitikmeot and Qikiqtani regions will move to Stage 1 of the 2020-21 Opening Plan for Nunavut...
25 January 2021
Wednesday, January 27, is Family Literacy Day. This year’s theme is Travel the World Together!

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