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.
Education Division Funding Program
There will no longer be a Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) or an Inuit Pathways Funding Program. Instead, all students will be funded under the Education Division Funding Program. The Education Division Funding Program is able to provide financial and non-financial assistance to eligible students as well as labour market training and business development for Labrador Inuit. In addition to post-secondary training, the Education Division Funding Program also provides assistance for Mobility Assistance, Work Experience Program, Summer Work Program, and Job Start Supports.
Links to the required forms, as well as the Student Handbook are provided below:
Below is a chart summarizing financial supports available for full-time funded students and part-time funded students who are attending post-secondary training. Please refer to the Nunatsiavut Government Education Division Student Handbook for more detailed information or contact the Education Division office:
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: