Nunavut Arctic College is the only post-secondary institution in the territory, and offers a range of degree, diploma, and certificate programs in areas such as language and culture, business, fine arts, and the environment. It also offers apprenticeship trades and adult basic education programs.
One of the college’s strongest programs is the two-year diploma in environmental technology, designed to prepare grads for in-demand careers in the region like environmental research and assessment, fish and wildlife conservation, and resource development and management. Students can go on to complete a bachelor of science in partnership with a university after completing this diploma.
The college has three campuses: Nunatta in Iqaluit, Kivalliq in Rankin Inlet, and the Kitikmeot in Cambridge Bay. It also operates three other centres: the Nunavut Research Centre in Iqaluit, the Nunavut Trades Training Centre in Rankin Inlet and the Inuit Cultural Learning facility in Clyde River, which is dedicated to Inuit culture. It also has a learning centre in each of Nunavut’s 25 communities. Limited student residences are available at the Nunatta, Kivalliq, and Kitikmeot campuses, with priority given to out-of-town students.
The Nunavut Research Institute coordinates all scientific research across the territory, and supports field work across its centres in Iqaluit, Igloolik, Cambridge Bay, Arviat and Rankin Inlet.