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Seven students and recent grads of NAC’s Jewellery and Metalwork program in Iqaluit were invited to exhibit their work at L.A. Pai Gallery in downtown Ottawa.


Mary-Lou Angidlik, a NAC student in Cambridge Bay, was appointed the first Inuk Ambassador to the Canada-Wide Science Fair — the country’s largest youth science competition. More than 400 students from over 100 regions in Canada gathered at the fair, held this year in Regina.


The Kivalliq Campus celebrated the growing popularity of the Office Administration Program with seven graduates in Arviat and nine in Baker Lake in 2017.


The success of the trades centre in Rankin Inlet was recently celebrated by The Honourable Paul Quassa, Minister Responsible for Nunavut Arctic College. Since 2010, numerous training levels have been accredited for program delivery:

Electrician – Levels 1 & 2

Plumber-Gasfitter – Levels 1 & 2

Housing Maintainer – Levels 1,2 & 3

Oil Burner Mechanics – Levels 1 & 2

Carpenter Programs – Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

In 2013, Level 3 Oil Burner Mechanics met accreditation requirements, followed by the Oil Burner Mechanics Trades Qualification Program in 2016.

Speaking in the legislative assembly, Minister Quassa recognized Sanatuliqsarvik’s contribution to trades training for Pre-apprenticeship and Apprenticeship programs.

“I would like to recognize the following individuals that have either received, or are eligible to receive Interprovincial Certification in their respective Trades stemming from training at taken at Sanatuliqsarvik.”

  • Brandon Oolooyuk of Rankin Inlet for successfully completing his technical training and passing his Interprovincial Exam in the Electrician Trade.
  • Lundy Manik of Arviat for successfully completing his technical training and passing his Interprovincial Examination in Plumber /GasfitterTrade.
  • Ted Lachance of Rankin Inlet for successfully completing his apprenticeship and achieving his Interprovincial Certification in Carpenter Program.
  • Aaron Pilakapsi of Rankin Inlet for successfully completing his apprenticeship and achieving his Interprovincial Certification in the Oil Burner Mechanic Trade.

Minister Quassa also noted that Noah Paniyuq, former Electrician Instructor achieved his Interprovincial Certification while employed with the College.

“Trades training at Sanatuliqsarvik represents all Regions of Nunavut for those wishing to pursue Apprenticeship opportunities. The credit of this success belongs to the interest and efforts of the students and the dedication of their instructors,” he said.

To date, more than 30 apprentices have achieved Journeyman Certification.


When Judy Hayohok of Kugluktuk graduated from the Getting Ready for Employment and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program she didn’t land a single job – she landed three!


Media Release

January 17, 2017 Iqaluit, NU

The Inuit Studies program will continue to be offered as part of the regular Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) curriculum in Fall 2017, and will provide an ongoing program that reflects traditional and contemporary Inuit values, practices and knowledge.


NAC’s logo is well known and liked. However, after 20 years it didn’t work well in certain formats. Instead of designing a new one, NAC simply refreshed the original logo to make it work better in print and online.

The image includes four design items: blue sky, snowy owl, sun rays, water and ice pans. The bright blue and white represents the outdoor colours found throughout the Arctic: blue for the sky and water, and white for snow and ice.

The new shape around it is more active, youthful and up to date. The College also created different language versions to better represent the four official languages of Nunavut: Inuktitut, English, Inuinnaqtun and French.

A new toolkit with NAC logos for downloading can be found at


NAC partners with University of Saskatchewan (U of S) to offer a four-year law degree in Iqaluit starting in September, 2017.


Nearly one-third of graduates attending Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) in Ottawa are now studying at Nunavut Arctic College, according to the NS Alumni Survey.


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