Transitioning to college and life down south was intimidating. I felt inferior and resented being Inuk. I worked hard and realized I was just as able as anyone else. Along the way, I also learned to take pride in my Inuit heritage.
Overview of the sponsorship program
To show students our support, we:
- help them apply to programs
- organize social outings and student events
- provide financial assistance once they’re enrolled in a program
- assist them throughout any vocational training, CEGEP or university program
You must fulfill the following criteria:
- Be a beneficiary1 of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) and appear on the Nunavik community’s active list.
- Meet the educational and entrance requirements for the institution(s) you would like to apply to.
- Meet all other requirements outlined in the Sponsorship Policy.
1 Individuals who have acquired beneficiary status by marriage are eligible for sponsorship, provided they have lived in Nunavik for at least 12 months before applying.
How to obtain sponsorship from Kativik Ilisarniliriniq?
Follow the procedure below:
Depending on your interests and choice of program, you can attend a vocational school, a CEGEP, or a university.
Here’s a list to explore the different levels of study:
Don’t forget—after applying for sponsorship, you also need to apply for admission to the program of your choice directly with the institution where it is offered.
I am passionate about sports and I want to work in a profession related to this interest. Everyone should try college; it’s an experience that will make you grow.