Q16: What are the residency requirements to exercise rights or receive benefits under the JBNQA?
A16: The principles guiding the entitlement to exercise rights and receive benefits under the JBNQA are if a person:
has maintained his residence in the Territory.
has established his/her residence outside the territory during ten (10) or more years for purposes related to education, health or employment with an organization whose mandate is to promote the welfare of Inuit Territory (Rights and Benefits under JBNQA (c)).
Inuit beneficiaries normally residing outside the Nunavik territory are serviced by Health Canada for health considerations and have to apply to Health Canada to obtain a client identification number which begins with the letter “N” and followed by eight digits.
In order to obtain an “N” number, Inuit beneficiaries must contact Health Canada (Québec region):
Health Canada Telephone (toll-free): 1-877-483-5501 Telephone (Montreal Region): 514-283-5501