Have you heard about Nunavik Sivunitsavut? Are you still wondering whether you should take the leap? Here is why you should choose us!
There is no other post-secondary experience focused on Nunavik-based knowledge and culture.
Nunavik Sivunitsavut is a unique choice that offers more than just courses. You will meet other Nunavimmiut from all over the region and work together to gain a greater understanding of the accomplishments, strengths and challenges that Inuit have faced and continue to face today. You will be encouraged to discover new ways to express yourself and your “Inukness”, through writing, oral presentations, traditional sports and through visual and performance art forms. You will be forced to step away from your usual day-to-day life and think about why your Inuk identity is important and valuable.
We hope you will leave Nunavik Sivunitsavut at the end of the year not only with college credits, but also with the pride of coming from Nunavik and a passion to share that with the rest of the world.
This section of the website provides useful information about lodging available to students, the support services available during your studies, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Be sure take a look at the content of the courses we offer!
Students living conditions
Housing for Nunavik Sivunitsavut students is provided by Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, under the Post-Secondary Sponsorship Program. This program is managed by the Post-Secondary Student Services Department. Additional information about the sponsorship program and application deadlines can be found here.
Nunavik Sivunitsavut students who do not have children are housed at EVO student apartments. Have a look at the apartments and facilities here.
Nunavik Sivunitsavut students with dependants are housed in apartments managed by Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, under its Post-Secondary Sponsorship Program. These apartments are located close to daycares, schools, amenities, and public transportation.
For more information about housing options, please contact the Post-Secondary Student Services Department at 514 457-1178. Additional information about the support they offer is available here.
What support services are available?
While studying, you will receive support from the team at Nunavik Sivunitsavut. The team provides logistical*, social and academic support to students such as:
- Assisting students with their scholarship application
- Providing social and academic support to students while they complete Nunavik Sivunitsavut courses
- Organizing social outings and activities for students
*Note: Logistical support might include housing, registration for daycare for those with dependents, travel arrangements, etc.
Deciding to study at the post-secondary level is a big decision. Give yourself plenty of time to apply for both sponsorship with Kativik Ilisarniliriniq and to complete your Nunavik Sivunitsavut application. For a full overview of the application process click here.
If you have any questions, please contact us before the March 1st application deadline. It will be our pleasure to assist you!
Toll Free: 1-844-445-2525
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
Are you are interested in applying to become a student at Nunavik Sivunitsavut? Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions we often receive from future students about us. These questions relate to the application process, living conditions in Montreal, support available for students who have children/dependents, workload and the classroom environment we offer.
Take a few minutes to browse through the list. If you still have questions that we did not answer, please contact us by e-mail or phone at 514-303-9944.
There is no age limit for individuals, who wish to attend Nunavik Sivunitsavut, as long as you are a beneficiary of the JBNQA and have a Secondary School Diploma (DES).
Absolutely! As long as you have your Secondary School diploma and are a beneficiary of the JBNQA.
Yes, Nunavik Sivunitsavut and Kativik Ilisarniliriniq will assist students with children and/or a spouse, who are attending post-secondary education. For example: support with finding daycare services, suitable accommodations, school registration for your child, and ensuring an understanding class environment.
Nunavik Sivunitsavut is located in Downtown Montreal, at the Avataq Cultural Institute office. The address is 4150 St-Catherine Ouest, Westmount, Quebec; Suite 360B (on the third floor). We are located right in front of Westmount Square, which is attached to the Atwater Metro Station. Many different STM bus lines are also easily accessible.
Classes will be from 9-4, Monday to Friday. There will also be some activities, such as tutoring, training, social activities and homework support offered after 4 pm daily and sometimes during the weekend.
A permanent code is your student identification code from the Quebec Ministry of Education. You can find it on your report card, or get it from your school’s secretary. See below for an example of a report card.
Yes! We encourage all applicants to apply before the deadline date of March 1st, even if you are not sure you will receive your Secondary School Diploma. If you apply while you are in the process of completing your secondary school studies, you will receive a conditional acceptance valid until you successfully complete the requirements to receive your Secondary School Diploma in June.
There is no other post-secondary experience focused on Nunavik-based knowledge and culture. Nunavik Sivunitsavut is a unique choice. You will meet other Nunavimmiut from all over the region and work together to gain a greater understanding of the accomplishments, strengths and challenges that Inuit have faced and continue to face today. You will be encouraged to discover new ways to express yourself and your “Inukness”, through writing, oral presentations, traditional sports and through visual and performance art forms. You will be forced to step away from your usual day-to-day life and think about why your Inuk identity is important and valuable. We hope you will leave Nunavik Sivunitsavut at the end of the year not only with college credits, but also with the pride of coming from Nunavik and a passion to share it with the rest of the world.