Colleges and Universities in Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories
Even though the three most-sparsely populated areas in Canada have populations of 45,000 people or fewer, there are options for education--and recreation. Students in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut can immerse themselves in the pristine outdoors and take part in thrilling activities. You'll find opportunities to canoe or kayak, ski or snowboard, ride snowmobiles, snowshoe and even ice-climb. Check out the Frostbite Music Festival in Yukon, or the 1,000-mile dog-sledding race known as the Yukon Quest.
There's also room to squeeze a little education into all this outdoors fun, with opportunities in all three territories. In the Northwest Territories, you can get trained at Aurora College in fields like health and human services, nursing, office administration, and more. Yukon College offers coursework and degrees in health care assisting and information and community technology, or even the opportunity to pursue an MBA. At Nunavut Arctic College, you can pursue fields such as nursing, plumbing, teacher education and more.
Job opportunities after college
While most educational opportunities will likely be at the certificate or diploma level, you could find even opportunities, like at Yukon College, to pursue advanced learning opportunities. Occupations and average hourly wages in Yukon Territory include:
- Health care managers: CAN $28.80
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates: CAN $23.00
- Plumbers: CAN $23.48
- Registered nurses: CAN $34.25
- Secondary school teachers: CAN $30.00
- Social workers: CAN $26.66
- User support technicians: CAN $23.25
Because of the sprawling geography of these territories, the flexibility and accessibility of online education can be particularly useful. Whether you seek an education on-campus or online, you can pursue the education you need while living in a territory that is truly on the edge.