Nunavut

           

Left to Right - Cape Dorset (March, 2011) and Iqaulit (August, 2015) in Nunavut. Photo credit Karen Kelley.

Nunavut is in Canada’s Eastern and high Arctic. It became the country’s third territory when the Northwest Territories was divided on April1, 1999. There is a system of public government in Nunavut. There are 25 communities and of a population of 31, 906 in the territory, 27,070 (85%) are Inuit. Nunavut means ‘Our Land.’ 

Inuit in Nunavut are represented through Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated.

Nunavut is divided into three subregions: the Kivalliq Region (Keewatin) represented by the Kivalliq Inuit Association; the Qikiqtaaluk Region (Baffin) represented by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association; and the Kitikmeot Region represented by the Kitikmeot Inuit Association.

 

  Inuit Population, 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey  Total Population, 2011 Census* Total Population, 2006 Census* Population, % change
Nunavut 27,070 31,906 29,474 8.3
Arctic Bay   823 690 19.3
Arviat   2,318 2,060 12.5
Baker Lake   1,872 1,728 8.3
Bathurst Inlet   0 0  
Cambridge Bay   1,608 1,477 8.9
Cape Dorset   1,363 1,236 10.3
Chesterfield Inlet   313 332 -5.7
Clyde River   934 820 13.9
Coral Harbour   834 769 8.5
Gjoa Haven   1,279 1,064 20.2
Grise Fiord   130 141 -7.8
Hall Beach   546 654 -16.5
Igloolik   1,454 1,538 -5.5
Iqaluit 3,900 6,699 6,184 8.3
Kimmirut   455 411 10.7
Kugaaruk   771 688 12.1
Kugluktuk   1,450 1,302 11.4
Pangnirtung   1,425 1,325 7.5
Pond Inlet   1,549 1,315 17.8
Qikiqtarjuaq   520 473 9.9
Rankin Inlet   2,266 2,358 -3.9
Repulse Bay   945 748 26.3
Resolute   214 229 -6.6
Sanikiluaq   812 744 9.1
Taloyoak   899 809 11.1
Umingmaktok   5 0  
Whale Cove   407 353 15.3

* Please note this figure is the total population of 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.