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What certification do I need to work as a principal in Nunavut?

To work as a principal in the territory, an individual must:
    •    hold a valid Nunavut Teaching Certificate;  

    •    hold a certificate of eligibility as a principal or vice-principal; and

    •    once hired, complete the Certificate of Educational Leadership in Nunavut (CELN) within three years of his/her start date to receive a certificate of eligibility as principal.


If you do not hold a certificate of eligibility as a principal, you can still work as a principal or vice-principal in Nunavut but only for a term of up to three years. To do this, you must be working towards the certificate and the Deputy Minister of Education must be satisfied that the appropriate regulations are being followed.