Who’s eligible?

Individuals who wish to be sponsored by Kativik Ilisarniliriniq (KI) while pursuing post-secondary studies must fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Be a beneficiary* of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) and appear on the Nunavik community’s active list.
    * Note: 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.
  2. Meet the educational and entrance requirements for the institution(s) they would like to apply to.
  3. Meet all other requirements outlined in the Sponsorship Policy found here.

What kind of support is provided and what are my responsibilities?

The Post-Secondary Student Services Department of Kativik Ilisarniliriniq administers the school board’s Post-Secondary Sponsorship Program. The objective of the sponsorship policy is to support, encourage, and assist Inuit beneficiaries while they pursue their post-secondary education.

The policy outlines eligibility criteria for sponsorship, what fees and materials are covered, and the services available to students.

Being a sponsored student also involves certain responsibilities.

Please read the code of conduct for sponsored students and the sponsorship policy for details.

Do you need additional information? Do you have any questions?

If so, please contact us—we would be happy to help!

Key steps and deadlines

Choosing to pursue post-secondary studies is a big decision. Give yourself plenty of time to apply not only for sponsorship but also to your chosen school and program.

Here are the steps you need to take to study at the post-secondary level and obtain sponsorship from Kativik Ilisarniliriniq.

Step 1

Decide on the school and program you wish to apply to:

Depending on your interests and choice of program, you can attend a vocational school, a CEGEP, or a university. More information on program options is available under “What Can I Study.

Step 2

Apply for sponsorship:

The sponsorship application deadlines are March 1st for the fall term and November 1st for the winter term. You can complete the online sponsorship application form here. 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. Check the “What Can I Study” section for deadlines related to vocational training, CEGEP, and university programs.

Step 3

Send the required supporting documents

For your sponsorship application to be processed, you will need to include copies of the following documents: your birth certificate, Medicare card, official school transcripts, and beneficiary card.

Step 4

Stay in touch:

Call us at 514 457-1178


Email us.