Nalunaiqsijiit: Inuit Cruise Ship Training Initiative
30 March 2023
The Government of Nunavut is launching the Nalunaiqsijiit Cruise Ship Training Initiative. This program is specifically designed for Inuit interested in pursuing a career in the expedition cruise ship industry.
Nalunaiqsijiit is funded by the Department of Economic Development and Transportation. The training course is in Iqaluit from May 1 to May 10. Successful candidates will also join an internship on board a vessel during summer. Graduates will receive qualifications and certifications required for working as part of expedition cruise staff.
Applications for Nalunaiqsijiit are now open. There are limited spots and shortlisted candidates must go through an interview.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- be a Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiary;
- be at least 19 years of age; and
- have a passport or can obtain a passport.
All Nunavut Inuit are encouraged to apply. The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is considered an asset.
To apply, please send a resume and short cover letter explaining your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is April 8.
For more information, please contact Christopher Gerlach, Tourism Development Advisor, at 867-975-7804, or email CruiseNunavut@gov.nu.ca.
Manager of Communications
Department of Economic Development and Transportation