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Why Register Children Under 18 With IRC?

Why Register Children Under 18 With IRC?

If you are responsible for a child who is less than 18 years of age and may have Inuvialuit ancestry, you can register them with Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC).

You can complete the registration process by filling out an Information Collection Form: Children with Inuvialuit Ancestry.


Download the Information Collection Form


Upon completing and submitting the required information and forms, a file will be opened for the identified child. The information you provide will allow IRC to:

  • Confirm whether the child will qualify for programs or benefits IRC offers to children, such as Inuvialuit Education Fund student loans.
  • Confirm whether the child will qualify for benefits extended through the Inuvialuit Corporate Group, such as the Pivut airfare on Canadian North.
  • Verify to Health Canada the child’s status for the purpose of the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program.
  • Keep the child informed about news and events in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

Children who have registered will be sent an Enrolment Application Package before they turn 18, providing them the opportunity to apply for enrolment if they choose.


If you have any questions about registering a child with Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, please contact:

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Legal and Enrolment
107 Mackenzie Road
Bag Service #21
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Tel: (867) 777-7000