Life in this vast, beautiful land encourages self-reliance and independence while showing ways to live closer to the land. At the same time, it can teach everyone who lives here how dependent we all are on each other and how each of us can be a valuable member of the community.

Nunavut is not like southern Canada. For everyone who moves to Nunavut, there is much to be learned. Moving to Nunavut will result in some significant lifestyle changes and will require some adaptations, but the rewards, the adventures, the relationships and the professional challenges are worth it.

This section of the website contains information to help orient new employees to jobs in Health.

Official Language

Nunavut has three official languages – the Inuit language, English and French – as set out in the Nunavut Official Languages Act. The two most common forms of the Inuit language are Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun.

The Inuit language is protected by the provisions of the separate Inuit Language Protection Act, which gives the Inuit languages — including Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun — the most powerful protection among Canada's aboriginal languages. The Inuit Language Protection Act guarantees that services in both the public and private sectors are provided in an Inuit language.

The act guarantees that unilingual Inuit will be given services in their language of choice. The legislation gives time for everyone — including government, businesses and community organizations — to get ready to provide Inuit-language services.

It can be beneficial to know how to speak Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun. If you’d like to start learning, please visit: Inuktitut Tusaalanga -

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