Could You Live in Nunavut?

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By: Heather Cahill

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If you've ever dreamt of living far in the north, Nunavut just might be the place for you! There's a whole lot more to living there than just being prepared for the snow and temperatures, however. The territory is known for being far from many luxuries that you may need or want, and there are not too many people who live there. It takes the right type of person to live there, but maybe you're the one who can do it!

Those who live in Nunavut share a lot of traits. A love of small-town living is one of them, as well as being hard-working people who can figure out how to get through any situation. It can be tough at times, but a little help from neighbors is always available. Aside from the distance, there's so much more to think about when choosing to live in Nunavut. For one, you have to be prepared to see some animals that you may not encounter in most parts of Canada! It can be quite an exciting area to live in much of the time.

Do you think you have what it takes to survive the northern conditions of Nunavut? Find out if you're prepared by telling us about yourself!

Planes can take you almost anywhere that you want to go. Are you afraid of flying?

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Driving in the country and driving in the city can be much different experiences. Do you like long drives?

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Things can get expensive in Nunavut, so would you say that you are careful with your spending?

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While all of Canada gets snow, can you deal with having snow for most of the year?

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Would you enjoy living in a remote area, or is it a thought that you dread to think about?

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Water is often very limited in Nunavut with many areas having a cap on how much they can use. So, do you take a long time in the shower?

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Do you keep some money around to cover any traveling expenses you may have?

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The climate in the North is a harsh one, so these can be essential. Have you ever used a greenhouse?

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While there are grocery stores, things can get expensive in the territory. Have you ever grown your own food?

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When you're in a remote area, there's lots of wildlife to see. How do you feel about it?

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Daylight hours work much differently in the territory. Do you enjoy your time in the sunlight?

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If you're going to live in the north, you'll need some heat! Do you have experience with oil tanks?

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Whether in a small town or big city, do you like knowing all of your neighbours?

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Signs in Nunavut are written in two languages, English and Inuktitut. Can you speak Inuktitut?

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There are restaurants all over the city, but in Nunavut, it's a different story. Can you go a while without fast food?

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Do you make an effort to conserve your resources so that you don't run out?

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Would you rather see mountains or buildings when you look out your window in the morning?

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Though it gets cold around the country, do you think you can handle the extreme cold?

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Danger can come in many shapes and forms. Would you say that you fear it?

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Have you ever taken a spin on an ATV or snowmobile whether it was for work or play?

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When living in the North, there's always a risk of running into this. Do you know what to do if you encounter a polar bear?

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They say to reduce, reuse and recycle, but most importantly, do you compost?

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No matter where you go, you'll always find a community. Do you like to give back to yours when you can?

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Sometimes, survival is necessary when you live far out from town. Do you enjoy fishing or hunting?

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How often do you visit one of the most popular shops in Canada, Tim Horton's?

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Today, many are used to getting what they want or need quickly. In Nunavut, this isn't always the case. Are you a patient person?

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You could be a social butterfly or someone who prefers to stick by a friend or two. Do you have a few close friends or many?

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When it comes to traveling locally, would you say that you Uber quite often?

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Things can get tough when you're living far from the big city. Are you good at persevering?

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Dancing is a large part of the culture in Nunavut. How do you feel about square dancing?

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