Canada is made up of 10 provinces and three territories to the north: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. These regions account for a large percentage of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people of Canada, with a rich culture and heritage being present in each territory. They are also home to much of Canada’s untouched lands, known for their naturally stunning and pristine environments. Many tourists venture off to the north to visit some of nature’s most beautiful landscapes that have not been polluted by human activity. Also, in any of these territories, individuals have the opportunity to see the nighttime spectacle Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.
ACADEMICS & NOTABLE SCHOOLS
Due to the low population levels in the three territories, there are not many post-secondary institutions in each region. However, colleges offer a diverse number of certifications, diplomas, and full degree programs for students.
Aurora College is the single post-secondary institution in Northwest Territories, with degrees, certificates, and diploma programs geared for both specific jobs in the regions, or out-of-territory employment. Nunavut is in a similar position, with Nunavut Arctic College being the only higher level educational institution in the territory. However, Nunavut Arctic College has access to partnership programs with universities in other provinces, allowing those who wish to study specific fields to attend these institutions. Yukon on the other hand, has access to two post-secondary schools, the Yukon School of Visual arts and Yukon College.
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