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Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation

January 5, 2021

NationTalk – Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) initiative with Makigiaqta is to enhance the preparedness of Inuit for employment. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is again pleased to be partnering with Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation to better serve Nunavut.

The RCMP in Nunavut understand that having Inuit serve as RCMP officers breaks down barriers between the police and the community. This partnership will allow Inuit to get the skills and aims to implement additional training program to help applicants through the RCMP’s recruitment process. This will be the second time Makigiaqta is funding a federal government agency’s proposal.

The program will begin in January 2021 and run for four months in Rankin Inlet. During this time, selected applicants will receive literacy and numeracy training, exposure to various police skills and workshops on mental wellness and coping skills. The RCMP will undertake all the steps of the regular recruiting process during these four months to minimize barriers to success. The goal of the program is to have the applicants ready to attend the RCMP’s Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan for six months of basic training. The Assisted Application Training Program is in line with the restrictions currently implemented and mandated by the Health Minister and the Government of Nunavut.