Nunavut means “our land” in the Inuktitut language. It has been part of Canada for more than 100 years. It became a separate territory in 1999. Nunavut's many natural resources are creating new opportunities for work in:

  • mining,
  • economic development, and
  • technologies.

For thousands of years, Inuit have lived in Nunavut and today they make up eighty-five percent of the population. Their traditional knowledge and values are an important part of life in the territory today.

Nunavut has a population of just over 33,300 people, living in 25 communities. It has the smallest population of any of Canada’s provinces and territories.

The Government of Nunavut provides many services, however there are no services available in Nunavut specifically for immigrants.

Services to help you settle in Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut works with community governments to help them meet the needs of all their people. All residents of Nunavut get education and healthcare. The Department of Community and Government Services has information about services in Nunavut.

Resources for Francophone immigrants

The Government of Nunavut website has information about Nunavut in French.


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