City of Iqaluit
Although Iqaluit is the smallest Capital in Canada with only 6000 residents, it is the largest community in Nunavut, almost three times the size of the next largest Rankin Inlet, with 2200 people, and growing at a pace double that of Southern Canada.
Iqaluit is a transportation hub for jet flights from our National Capital, Ottawa, Montreal, Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet and Greenland, as well as daily services between other Nunavut communities.
Iqaluit is an exciting place to be; the city's bursting with the anything's-possible attitude of a young community, with a diverse mix of people that gives the city extra spark. Even though it's located on the remote Arctic tundra, Iqaluit aims to be every inch a capital city, with the amenities and quality of life to rival any in Canada.
Iqaluit is bursting with new growth, creating exciting economic and social opportunities. In this bustling Arctic capital, you'll be on the leading edge of new development and phenomenal growth.
Young and old are working to create a future that preserves the strengths of traditional culture, while embracing the changes and growth of the 21st century. Grow with us, and help shape the city of the future.
Government of Nunavut
Nunavut -- "our land" in the Inuktitut language - has been home to Inuit for millennia and part of Canada for more than a century. Embracing both traditional knowledge and values and the new opportunities presented by technologies like the Internet, the Government of Nunavut now provides a wide range of services tailored to the unique needs of approximately 29,000 residents.
Nunavut's economy is based on the harvesting traditions of its Inuit majority, which continues to maintain strong ties to the land. The harvesting economy is worth at least $40 million annually and provides many families with an affordable and important source of nutritious food.
Supplementing these traditions are new opportunities, which are rapidly transforming the economy of Nunavut. In 2001, mineral exploration and extraction activities contributed over $319 million to the Territory's GDP, and created additional employment and investment opportunities for Nunavut residents and Canadians in excess of $677 million. Diamond, gold, and base metal deposits are being explored throughout Nunavut.
Nunavut is a place of great economic growth. Find the latest Requests for Proposals about the Inuit/Northern Preference and information about Starting a Business.
The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum for addressing many of the common concerns and challenges faced by the Arctic states; Canada, Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden and the United States.
The Council is a unique forum for co-operation between national governments and indigenous peoples. Six international organizations representing many Arctic indigenous communities have the status of Permanent Participants of the Arctic Council and are involved in the work of the Council in full consultation with governments.
Nunavut Court of Justice
The Nunavut Court of Justice covers the entire territory of Nunavut with respect to the provision of court services. As such, the Court travels to approximately 85% of the communities across the territory. The Court does not travel to the smaller communities, (those which do not have RCMP detachments) where very little crime is reported.
City Hall Phone Directories
Looking for that elusive contact at City hall? Here are some helpful lists.
Government of Canada Information
Comprehensive list that provides direct links to the primary Web sites of the Government of Canada departments, agencies and Crown corporations, as well as links to major Canadian Political Parties.