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Welcome to The City of Iqaluit:

 

Iqaluit, is Nunavut’s Capital and Canada’s coolest arctic city! Whether you are a resident or a visitor, Iqaluit has a lot to offer. The city of Iqaluit is a vibrant community and home to Iqalummiut, a diverse mix of people from across Nunavut, Canada and around the world. They bring their skills, experience and passion as they contribute to Iqaluits’ development and growth. People of Iqaluit are one of our most valuable resources and we are working together towards a better future that will preserve the strengths of our Inuit and northern culture, while embracing the changes of the 21st century.

Our proud city continues to grow, providing many exciting social and economic opportunities. The city of Iqaluit strives to ensure that the services we provide meet the needs and aspirations of young and old, Inuit and non-Inuit, long-time and new residents, business owners and employees. Iqaluit has made a long-term commitment towards sustainable development and is expanding our municipal services to meet the growing and wide range of developmental needs. Through an inclusive planning process involving community residents and major stakeholders, we have completed the Piqutivut – Building Our Capital feasibility study and business plan, for a new Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Emergency and Protective Services Centre and City Hall.

Iqaluit serves as a gateway to all the Baffin region communities. It is also the gateway to Greenland and points east, Yellowknife and points west, Kuujjuaq and Northern Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa.

Iqaluit is a designated port of entry to Canada for international air and marine transportation. Located at the crossroads of both polar and high North Atlantic air routes, Iqaluit airport can handle any type of aircraft. Our city is a great place to stopover, vacation or choose for your meeting venue, given that we have Nunavut’s largest selection of hotels, B+Bs, restaurants and stores. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy fine dining; including a meal of locally and regionally harvested foods, such as muskox burgers, caribou steaks and pan seared arctic char, in any one of our local restaurants.

The city of Iqaluit also offers plenty of recreation activities for our residents and visitors – so come out and have some fun with us! Check out the Recreation section of this website to see all of the sports and recreation activities going on in the city. In addition to the city run programs, Iqaluit is also a great place for fishing and hiking – either around town or at the Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park. For the more adventurous person, boating, snowmobiling, and kite skiing or hunting are favored activities. Any one of our local outfitters are available to take the most adventurous jet boating or jet skiing or guide people on hiking, snowmobile, dog sled or river raft trips at the Katannilik Park situated between Iqaluit and Kimmirut.

The City of Iqaluit is also rich with Inuit culture: come visit our local Nunatta Sunakkataangit Museum; Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre; or take a boat trip to the local heritage site of Qaummaarvik Park just minutes away from the community. Inuit carvings along with local handicrafts may be purchased in a number of stores or directly from the artisan or their family members as they tour the main hot spots around town.

There are endless opportunities for everyone in our City of Iqaluit. We invite all to enjoy the mixture of small town hospitality and city amenities that make Iqaluit a great place to visit and an even better place to live!

It is a privilege and an honor for me to represent the community of Iqaluit as its Mayor. The city’s Council and Administration will strive to provide excellent services to all its residents and visitors.

We welcome your comments and encourage you to participate fully in our community.

Mayor John Graham

Mission Statement

Working together with our citizens, we will create a sustainable and environmentally responsible Arctic capital.

By respecting our rich historical and cultural heritage, we will succeed in forging a community government that empowers our citizens to participate in positive community development.



 

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2014 Business Licenses

Applications and information are now available on the Administration Page

Public Service Announcements

July 23, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that all household garbage is required to be placed in large garbage bags and not placed into garbage bins in the small, white plastic grocery store bags. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

July 22, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents of a Noise By-law exemption granted to Kudlik Construction to accommodate 24 hour usage of the quarry from July 22-26, 2014. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.

July 18, 2014 - City of Iqaluit would like to remind residents, effective immediately, residents are asked to separate their cardboard and household waste, due to the smoldering fire at the landfill site. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.

July 17, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that the Makkuttukkuvik Youth Centre is offering a three-week long Leader in Training (LIT) program from July 28 to August 15, 2014. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

July 15, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents effective immediately, residents are asked to separate their cardboard and household waste, due to the smoldering fire at the landfill site. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

July 8, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents of a road closure in the 4 corners area on Nunavut Day to facilitate safe Nunavut Day celebrations. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.

July 7, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that their offices will be closed and there will be no water or sewer truck services on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 for Nunavut Day. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

July 7, 2014 - Emergency water shutdown affecting building 5318 and 5324. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.

The Draft Development Scheme for Iqaluit's next neighborhood is open for public review until August 30th, 2014. In the Fall of 2014 the draft will go to council for approval, with a lot draw tentatively scheduled for early 2016. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.
Draft Development Scheme - Inuktitut
Draft Development Scheme - English

The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents of a road closure impacting access to Ungalliqpaat Crescent. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.

Leaders in Training (LIT) Program Registration - Make a difference in your community! Join the Teen Leader in Training program! Electronic registration is on Wednesday, June 18th. Further details available at the following link.

June 13, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise their residents of a motion that was brought forward at regular City Council meeting No. 13 regarding the landfill fire. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

Iqaluit's Next Neighbourhood Consultations - June 2014. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.

The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents of the following municipal services rate increases effective May 1st, 2014. Inuktitut   English

June 6th, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that Environment Canada and Health Canada are working together to provide monitoring services to support the Government of Nunavut and the City of Iqaluit regarding the dump fire. Inuktitut   English

The City of Iqaluit is looking for residents interested in serving as Members-at-Large on the Development Appeal Board.

News Release - Iqaluit Gassification Project. Further details available below:
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Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS)
The Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is a new, state-of-the-art technology that significantly reduces the volume of processed waste by thermally decomposing solid waste and oils.

Le microsystème autonome de gazéification (MAGS) constitue une nouvelle technologie de pointe qui réduit considérablement le volume de déchets traités, par la décomposition thermique des déchets solides et des huiles usées.


News Release - City of Iqaluit receives FCM Sustainable Community Award. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English. Photo

News Release - 2014 Sustainable Communities Award Winners Unveiled. Further details in French and English.

News Release - Iqaluit City Council adopts Iqaluit's first Sustainable Community Plan. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that minor changes have been made when registering spayed or neutered dogs. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

Call for Members at Large for 2014. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

Projects:


Iqaluit Waste Management Project

Sustainable Iqaluit

Sustainable Iqaluit - Moving towards a better long-term future

Guides:

Visitor's Guide

Map of Iqaluit

Recreation:

City of Iqaluit Recreation

Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide - French

Recreation Guide-Inuktitut

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