Definition of a Nunavut Resident

Please note: The definition below will be updated for the 2023-2024 cycle with additional requirements to those listed below. 

All applicants must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants competing for the single (one) position available for Nunavut residents, will have their information forwarded to Medical Affairs, Government of Nunavut.

Applicants should note that a Return of Service Agreement is expected.

Admission to Memorial University’s Medical School is open to Nunavummiut. Criteria to be reviewed includes:

  1. Those born in Nunavut with a preference given to Inuit applicants;
  2. Those living permanently in Nunavut for more than five years;
  3. Those who have strong ties to Nunavut through birth or previous long term residence/association;

As MUN uses a holistic approach to assess applications, applicants must also have a variety of paid work experiences and valuable people-centred extracurricular activities that demonstrate a commitment to supporting the community and helping others, in addition to excellent references.

The Admissions Committee uses a combination of academics, interview performance, personal qualities, and reference letters to evaluate each applicant in line with all other applicants to Memorial University’s Medical School.

Your residence status must be indicated at the time of application and you will be notified if the decision differs. Please note that these rules are constantly under review and may change from year to year.
All applicants are expected to claim the same place of residence on all applications to medical schools.