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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 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

21 April 2022
Are you a student needing an official student transcript to apply to post-secondary studies?
20 April 2022
The Department of Education is inviting Nunavut youth between the ages of 13 to 18, including post-secondary students, to apply for the Explore...
09 March 2022
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude towards our Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, and his health team for...
25 March 2022
Are you a post-secondary student currently receiving Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) funding and enrolling in full-time courses in...
18 March 2022
During the most recent wave of COVID-19, the Government of Nunavut asked child care facilities to re-open their doors to children of critical...
08 March 2022
The Department of Education is currently accepting community funding requests for the proposed 2022/2023 Healthy Children Initiative program.
02 November 2021
Need support in reaching your post-secondary education goals?
21 February 2022
Wednesday, February 23, is Pink Shirt Day and is observed each year to encourage schools and communities to take a stand against bullying by wearing...
18 February 2022
Need support in reaching your post-secondary education goals?
31 January 2022
Are you traveling on Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS)-booked travel?
28 January 2022
The Department of Education would like to remind students who receive Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) that if you or your post-...
27 January 2022
Thursday, January 27, is Family Literacy Day which is celebrated each year to encourage Canadian families to spend at least 20 minutes a day enjoying...

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