Nunavut Resources

These resources apply ONLY to Nunavut.

For more resources that apply to ALL of Canada, including Nunavut, see: Canada Resources

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Nunavut ISET agreement holders

Nunavut ISET program scope

Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISET), previously known as ASETS, funding typically pays for tuition, books, fees, equipment & supplies for:

  1. up to six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. practical nursing
  3. the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. possibly high school upgrade GED

Some ISET groups also cover:

  1. wage subsidy to specific employer to help qualified person obtain employment in their chosen field
  2. apprenticeships
  3. summer student
  4. self employment
  5. applicants that can demonstrate great financial need may submit documentation requesting funding for travel / living expenses

For specific lists of which affiliations are served in Nunavut, see:

List of Nunavut ISET agreement holders

CityGroupContactPhoneEmail
Cambridge BayKitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA) Cathy Aitaok867-983-2458asets@kitia.ca
IqaluitKakivak Association (KA) Peter Tumilty800-561-0911ptumilty@kakivak.ca
Rankin InletKivalliq Partners in Development (KPD) Peter Taipana867-645-2122eas@kivalliqpartners.ca

Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) has ISET funding to pay for skills training, similar to CAP.

The key difference is that NWAC is FOR WOMEN ONLY, all affiliations, Status, Non-Status, Métis & Inuit.

NWAC ISET (previously known as ASETS) program scope

NWAC ISET funding typically pays for:

  1. six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. practical nursing
  3. the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. possibly high school upgrade GED

NWAC Nunavut affiliate: Nunavut Inuit Women's Association

Iqaluit contact: Madeleine Redfern, 867-979-1167, madeleine.redfern@gmail.com

Nunavut Non-Status Indian Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Nunavut Non-Status Indians.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Nunavut Métis Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Nunavut Métis.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Nunavut Inuit Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Nunavut Inuit.

ITK has an education training program for all Inuit, see: ITK Amaujaq

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Nunavut Financial Assistance Nunavut Students (FANS) (website)

You must live in Nunavut for 1 year to be eligible.

Benefits: FANS Handbook

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Nunavut Friendship Centers (List by Region)

Friendship Centers may have some funding from other government programs, usually not ISET.

They may be able to help with some tuition costs, but often rely on other program grants, loans and scholarships to pay for training.

List of Nunavut Friendship Centers

CityFriendship CenterContactPhoneEmail
Rankin InletPulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre Bonnie Almon867-645-2600director@northwestel.net

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Updated: 2019/12/03