Learning & Development

As part of our commitment to the ongoing development of the North Baffin communities, Baffinland is committed to providing education and training opportunities to local residents.

2024 Scholarships

Baffinland remains committed to education and training for Inuit in North Baffin communities and across Nunavut. We support and encourage the pursuit of post-secondary education and recognize the importance of learning and development as a pillar to the ongoing development of Nunavummiut. We are proud of you as you continue your journey through post-secondary education. Your continued success means success for Nunavut and our communities. Scholarships are one benefit that Baffinland provides annually through Article 8.8.2 of the Mary River Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA).

For 2024, five scholarships, in the amount of $5,000 each, will be awarded in the following educational areas:

  • Marine and Environmental Studies
  • Geology and Engineering
  • Health and Wellness
  • Education and Management Studies
  • Business Administration


Scholarship Popular Summary (English) Popular Summary (Inuktitut) Deadline Document

The five priority areas were selected in consideration of Baffinland’s Mission, Vision and Values. Many have direct relevance to the many career choices available at Baffinland.

Click the area of study above for full details on available scholarships and examples of the many career choices available at Baffinland.

Application Form and Guidelines
English Post-secondary Scholarship Application Form and Guidelines

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᓯᐊᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᐱᓇᔪᒍᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑕᖏᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ

ᑕᓪᓕᒪᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᑎᑕᐅᔪᒪᔪᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᖃᓯᐅᔾᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖅᑕᖏᑦ, ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᒋᔭᖏᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᖃᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖑᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ

ᐃᓅᓯᓕᒫᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓐᓂ.

ᓇᕿᓪᓗᒍᑦ ᓇᓕᐊᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᒐᒃᓴᖅ ᐊᑖᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᓯᐊᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐆᒃᑑᑏᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖑᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᓕᒫᕐᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᑎᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓐᓂ.

ᐱᓇᔫᑎᓄᑦ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᔾᔪᑎ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᓖᑦ
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑎ ᐱᓇᔫᑎᓄᑦ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᔾᔪᑎ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᓖᑦ


Open to Nunavut Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement. Priority will be given in the following order:

  • Inuit applicants from Sanirajak, Igloolik, Clyde River, Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay
  • Inuit from the Qikiqtani region
  • Inuit from the rest of Nunavut

How to Apply

Along with completing the form, you must also submit the following:

  • A letter from you (Letter of Intent), to the Baffinland Corporation Academic Scholarship Committee introducing yourself with the following information:
    • Your field(s) of study
    • Educational level achieved to date (GPA or grade average to be noted)
    • Community or volunteer activities you have undertaken
    • Please tell us why this scholarship is important for you to continue your studies
    • Why you want to take the program/training and how will it be used in your career plan
  • A copy of your latest school transcript
  • A copy of your resume

Application Deadline
The deadline for applications is February 16, 2024.
For more information regarding our scholarships, please contact us.


ᐅᒃᑯᐃᖓᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᐊᑎᖃᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᒥᑦ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᑦ ᐅᑯᓇᓂ:

  • ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᓇᔪᒃᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᑯᓇᓂᖔᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥ, ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ, ᑲᖏᖅᑐᒑᐱᒃ, ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ, ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᒃ
  • ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ
  • ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ

ᖃᓄᖅ ᐱᓇᔫᑎᓂᒃ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᓂᖅ

ᐱᔭᕇᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍᑦ ᑕᑕᕆᔭᑎ, ᑐᓂᖃᓯᐅᑎᓯᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᑎ ᐅᑯᐊ:

  • ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖅ ᐃᓕᖕᓂᖔᖅᑐᖅ (ᐱᔪᒪᓂᐊᕐᓃᑦ), ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓗᑎᒃ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᒪᓕᒡᓗᒋᑦ ᑐᓴᐅᒪᔾᔪᑏᑦ:
    • ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᕈᑎᒋᓯᒪᔭᑎᑦ
    • ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓯᒪᔾᔪᑎᑎ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᒥᒧᑦ (ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓈᓴᐅᑎᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᓈᓴᐅᑎᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ)
    • ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃ ᓇᖕᒥᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᓯᒪᔭᑎᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᑦ
    • ᐊᑏ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᑲᔫᑎ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᓐᓂᒃ
    • ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᕕᒋᑦ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ/ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᐅᑎ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᒍᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᒋᓯᒪᔭᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒃᓴᕐᓄ
  • ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᓗᒍᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᓛᖑᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ
  • ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᓗᒍᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕈᑎ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕆᓯᒪᔪᑦ

ᐱᓇᔫᑎ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᖃᖅᑐᖅ

ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᒃ ᐱᓇᔫᑎᒧᑦ ᕖᕝᕗᐊᕆ 16, 2024.

This is a five-day training program facilitated in the communities and addresses the following areas: An Introduction to Mining, Essential Skills for the Workplace, Financial literacy, Communication skills and Preparing for working at a Fly-In, Fly-Out operation. In line with the IIBA commitments, Baffinland also holds the program at the Mary River Mine Site.

The on-site WRP allows participants to complete 60 hours of job shadowing at the Mary River Mine. The participants each rotate within 5 entry-level jobs, identified by training. Upon completion of the on-site WRP, each participant is given the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience and areas of interest, so that Baffinland is able to find a placement in a training program or employment for the participant.

To apply for the Work Ready program, contact the Baffinland Community Liaison Office (BCLO) in your community.

The Apprenticeship program is a formalized program for residents in the North Baffin communities. It is a workplace-based post-secondary education program initiated by Baffinland with Nunavut Arctic College and the QIA.

Apprenticeship areas include: carpentry, electricians, heavy duty mechanics, heavy equipment technicians, housing maintainers, millwrights, plumbers, and welders. -We are currently interviewing candidates who have expressed an interest in the program.

Members of the Baffinland team travel to the coastal communities to conduct interviews to fill apprentice positions.

Once hired, they go through a four-month pre-trades program at Site that includes:

  • Essential skills training
  • Job shadowing
  • Pre-qualifier training to prepare them to take the apprenticeship entrance examination
  • Once complete, the apprentices are indentured and their four-year apprenticeship begins.

Baffinland offers a minimum of four Inuit Internship positions each year. Inuit Internships will be offered for positions as agreed upon from time to time by the Employment Committee, provided that at least two (2) of the Inuit Internship positions shall be in the fields of human resources, finance, corporate affairs and/or a technical occupation outside the traditional trades and heavy equipment operation.

Upon completion of a one-year internship, an Inuit Intern shall receive priority hiring for any position with the Company or its contractors for which he or she subsequently applies and for which he or she satisfies the minimum requirements of the position.

Q-Step is a continual-entry program.The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) in partnership with Baffinland, the Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut and Kakivak launched this new Inuit employment and training project in November 2017.

Q-STEP’s objectives are to: increase Inuit employment at the Mary River Mine, develop and deliver training programs for unemployed Inuit (with a focus on women and youth), and provide Inuit with certified and transferable skills and qualifications to enable them to take advantage of other employment opportunities.

  • Work Ready training
  • Heavy Equipment Operator training
  • Trades Apprenticeships training
  • Mining Essentials and general skills development

To apply for the Q-Step program, visit a QIA office or your local BCLO office.