Learn about Nunavut

Nunavut means “our land” in the Inuktitut language. It became a separate territory in 1999 but has been part of Canada for more than 100 years.

Nunavut's many natural resources are creating new opportunities for work in:

  • mining
  • technologies
  • economic development

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.

Inuit have lived in Nunavut for thousands of years, and today they make up 85 percent of our Nunavut population. Their traditional knowledge and values are an important part of life in the territory today.

Services to help you settle in Nunavut

The Department of Community and Government Services has information about services 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. There are no specific services available for immigrants.

Resources for Francophone immigrants

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


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