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Education in Nunavut

Guide your way to a seamless school transition when you relocate your CAF family to Nunavut Territories. Start your school search as soon as you receive your posting notice. Prepare to register for school once your House Hunting Trip is complete.

Schools at a glance

Provincially funded schools for children 

      • English public schools (with French immersion option)
      • Francophone public schools (if your child has rights to first-language French education) 
      • Online school 
      • Home education 

Age groups

  • Kindergarten to Grade 5 – Elementary School 
  • Grades 6 to 8 – Middle School 
  • Grades 9 to 12 – High School 

Grade groupings within schools vary from community to community.

Special Education Support

Nunavut offers an inclusive education  environment. Special education resources are provided at the board level. 

Ease your transition from another province or school board by having the right documentation on hand.

  • Have professional assessments/diagnoses documentation ready
  • Include information on how the diagnosis directly affects your child’s learning
  • Provide your child’s existing Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Program Plan (IPP), or Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Share past report cards and samples of school work

See the School Transition Portfolio in the MFS Education Resource Guide for more helpful information.

High School Graduation Requirements 

Secondary School in Nunavut includes grade 10, 11 and 12, made up of credit courses, many of which mirror the Alberta curriculum.

Read about the high school graduation requirements in Nunavut  depending on your pathway.

Virtual Learning Supports

Nunavut incorporates parts of the curriculum from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and NWT. You can review available supports on the regional pages for these Provinces/Territories and speak to your school for resources to support learning.

Discover more learning supports in the MFS Education Resource Guide.

FAQs about schools in Nunavut Territories