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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1995
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • Road to Apex, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
    • Phone:
    • +18669797200
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Nunavut Arctic College

Nunavut Arctic College is a Crown corporation that is funded by the Government of Nunavut.

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

Academic Highlights

Life in Nunavut Arctic College

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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.

Where there is uncertainty regarding academic readiness applicants will be required to write a College placement test. Since admission as a mature learner is not on the grounds of age alone, the College reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant or offer the option of enrolling in a College Adult Basic Education or College Preparatory program where available.

Notable Alumni

Pat Angnakak is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in the 2013 election and reelected in 2017. Peter Taptuna is a Canadian politician who served as the third Premier of Nunavut from 2013 to 2017.  DescriptionTimootee "Tim" Pitsiulak was a Inuk artist and hunter based in Nunavut, Canada, best known for his large coloured-pencil drawings of Arctic scenery, wildlife, and Inuit culture.

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