Nunavik

Nunavik makes up the northern part of the province of Quebec. It was the first Inuit region in Canada to sign a Land Claims Agreement with the Government of Canada. The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement was signed in 1975. There are 14 communities in the region. Of a total population of 12,090 in Nunavik,10,750 (88.9%) are Inuit. Nunavik means 'Place to Live'.

Inuit in Nunavik are represented by Makivik Corporation.

 

  Inuit Population, 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey  Total Population, 2011 Census* Total Population, 2006 Census* Population, % change
Nunavik 10,750 12,090 10,784 1.1
Akulivik   615 507 21.3
Aupaluk   195 174 12.1
Inukjuak   1,597 1,597 0.0
Ivujivik   370 349 6.0
Kangiqsualujjuaq   874 735 18.9
Kangiqsujuaq   696 605 15.0
Kangirsuk   549 466 17.8
Kuujjuaq   2,375 2,132 11.4
Kuujjuarapik   657 568 15.7
Puvirnituq   1,692 1,457 16.1
Quaqtaq   376 315 19.4
Salluit   1,347 1,241 8.5
Tasiujaq   303 248 22.2
Umiujaq   444 390 13.8
         
Quebec 12,570 7,903,001 7,546,131 4.7
Montreal 900      

*Please note figures are for total population, which includes both Inuit and non-Inuit residents.

Source: Statistics Canada. 2012. Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census  subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (table). Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011002. Released February 8, 2012.