Nunavut Arctic College

Nunavut Arctic College

  • 85%
    Acceptance Rate
  • 2
    Available Programs
  • 1500
  • 90%
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Nunavut Arctic College has a strong commitment to provide high quality educational opportunities to all residents of Nunavut. The College has five campuses:

  • Kitikmeot Campus located in Cambridge Bay;

  • Kivalliq Campus, Sanatuliqsarvik (Nunavut Trades Training Centre), and Kivalliq Hall are located Rankin Inlet;

  • Nunatta Campus located in Iqaluit;

  • Nunavut Innovation & Research Institutes are located in Iqaluit, Arviat, Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet, and Igloolik;

  • Piqqusilirivvik Inuit Cultural Learning Centre is located in Clyde River with satellite locations in Baker Lake and Igloolik.

Community Learning Centres located all 25 communities of Nunavut bring our programs home to people throughout the territory. These Centres are a doorway to a wider world of learning opportunities. Each Community Learning Centre is staffed by an Adult Educator who can provide information and guidance to anyone seeking further education.

Adult Educators are able to conduct academic assessments and assist people in making vocational and educational choices. They can also help individuals to find information on career programs through Nunavut Arctic College or other community colleges and universities. College courses are designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of Nunavu

Entry requirements

The minimum admission requirement for all certificate, diploma and degree programs is a high school diploma. Some programs require the successful completion of specific high school courses with a minimum average.

Learners not meeting the program admission requirements may be accepted as a mature learner. A mature learner is an applicant for full-time admission to the College who:

  • Is age 19 (nineteen) or older;

  • Does not have the required academic qualifications for a particular program; and,

  • Has been out of the K-12 school system for a minimum of one year.

Applicants for mature learner status will be required to submit:

  • Proof of age

  • At least two letters of reference from persons able to assess the candidate’s ability to proceed with postsecondary studies, and

  • A personal letter outlining the grounds for requesting mature learner status.

  • Official transcripts, documents showing formal and informal academic qualifications, and information about related work experience. An interview may be required.

Scholarship & funding

All information about scholarships you can find here.

Student life

Life in Iqaluit Nunavut