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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!


Elaine Uppahuak-Prusky, a Senior Business Officer with the Government of Nunavut, has taken her career to the next level by completing the Senior Manager’s Hivuliqtikhanut Diploma. She is one of 15 GN employees to do so in 2016.

Accredited by Dalhousie University in Halifax, the one-year program was developed for employees at three levels: emerging managers, supervisors and senior managers.

Attendees learn from a variety of classroom and learning modules, building capacity for those pursuing careers with the Government of Nunavut. Yet, Uppahuak-Prusky points out that graduates not only learn new skills, they gain confidence in their roles.

NAC recognizes that opportunities are good for careers in business, administration and management in Nunavut. To prepare for the roles, several business programs are offered in Office Administration, Management Studies and the Municipal Government Program. To find out about the Business programs, visit


A Pre-Trades program will run from Feb 13 to May 26, at Sanatuliqsarvik, Nunavut Trades Training Centre in Rankin Inlet. The program focuses on the foundations of math, science and English.


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.


As the economy grows, NAC offers trades training programs that will lead to good jobs in Nunavut. To qualify for these jobs, graduates must be well trained in their program specialty, as well as be prepared to serve an apprenticeship.


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


The Nunavut Trades Training Centre in Rankin Inlet played centre stage for a hands-on visit by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and his wife, Sharon Johnston, on May 13. They were joined by the Honourable Nellie T. Kusugak, Commissioner of Nunavut.


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