Education

All Beneficiaries of Nunatsiavut have the opportunity to access financial assistance for post-secondary education. The Department of Education and Economic Development supports the two funding agencies within Nunatsiavut Government. They are the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) and Inuit Pathways.

PSSSP

PSSSP is able to provide financial and non-financial assistance to eligible students. Financial assistance includes tuition and mandatory fees, textbook costs, travel expenses, monthly living allowance and tutorial assistance. However, some restrictions do apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook  for more detailed information or contact your PSSSP office:

Nunatsiavut Government – PSSSP
95 LeMarchant Road, Suite 203
St. John’s, NL
A1C 2H1
Toll Free: 1-877-777-2589
Or: 1-709-754-2587
Fax: 1-709-754-2364
Email: psssp@nunatsiavut.com

Related Files

PSSSP Student Handbook
Student Handbook

Application for Education Assistance
PSSSP Application for Educational Assistance

Release Form
Release Form

Declaration Form
Declaration Form

Student Address and Course Confirmation Form
Download

Winter Semester Renewal Form
Renewal Winter

Spring/Intersession/Summer/Fall Renewal Form
Download

Tutoring Claim Form
Download

The Sharon Baikie Memorial Scholarship Application
Download

The Loretta Saunders Memorial Scholarship Application
Loretta Saunders Memorial Scholarship Application

Inuit Pathways

Inuit Pathways was created through an agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to implement the federal government’s Aboriginal Skills and Employment Strategy (ASETS) in Nunatsiavut. The program supports labour market training and business development for Labrador Inuit.

The programs include: Skills Development, Mobility Assistance, Work Experience Program, Summer Work Program, Self Employment Benefits (SEB), and Job Start Support.

For applications or program guides to these programs, please download one of the following documents:

For more information, please refer to the Department of Education & Economic Development or contact the Inuit Pathways Office at:

Inuit Pathways
P.O Box 116
Makkovik, NL
A0P 1J0

Toll Free: 1-877-923-2171
Fax: (709) 923-2347

Employment

The Land Claims Agreement has been developed to benefit the people of Nunatsiavut. The Nunatsiavut Government is determined to use the provisions of the Land Claims Agreement to create long-term benefits, meaningful employment, and business opportunities for our beneficiaries.

One of the key responsibilities of the Department of Education and Economic Development is identifying and pursuing initiatives to improve opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship for Labrador Inuit. Initiatives include:

  • Maximizing Inuit participation in the civil service;
  • Ensuring Inuit labour market and business participation through Impact and Benefit Agreements;
  • Providing access to training, investment and purchasing programs;
  • Assisting and promoting Labrador Inuit businesses through the Nunatsiavut Business Centre Incorporated.

For more information about employment, you may follow the following links:

Careers with Nunatsiavut

Careers with Nunatsiavut Group of Companies

Department of Education & Economic Development

Inuit Business Directory