COVID-19 and City of Iqaluit Update
The City of Iqaluit continues to work closely with the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Health to monitor and respond as needed to the COVID-19 situation.
On May 5 at 10 a.m., the City opened a Virtual Emergency Operations Centre to respond to the local community transmission of COVID-19 in Iqaluit.
The Iqaluit City Council declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19 effective as of 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The order is in effect until May 11, 2021.
All city offices are closed to the public until further notice.
Essential municipal services will maintain operations. This includes water and sewer delivery, garbage roadside pickup, municipal landfill, road maintenance, municipal enforcement and fire and ambulance emergency services.
To report an urgent water issue such as a city water main leak or no water pressure, a lost dog, or a by-law concern, please call the 24-hour City Dispatch line at 867-979-5650.
To request a business license to be mailed to you, please email Geoff Byrne G.Byrne@iqaluit.ca.
Payments can be made over the phone at 867-979-5606 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payments will be sent out through mail. Offices are closed to the public for any in-person service at this time.
For questions on billing, please reach out to the following financial officers: P.VanStrien@iqaluit.ca for Utilities; A.Husbands@iqaluit.ca for Accounts Receivable, Land Lease or Property Taxes; T.Oram@iqaluit.ca for Accounts Payable.
In a State of Emergency, Municipal Enforcement Peace Officers will support the CPHO public health orders with education, compliance to public health orders, issuing a violation, and the closure of a non-essential business.
Peace Officers have authority to arrest non-complaint in certain situations. This would be based on the type of offence, continuation of the offence or a number of other factors under different legislation.
Municipal Enforcement will patrol gatherings and mask wearing in municipal public spaces, at businesses, and with taxis and company vehicles.
To report violations or complaints of social gatherings in home dwellings, the public is asked to contact the RCMP at 979-1111.
To retrieve a lost pet from Municipal Enforcement, owners must maintain social distancing, wait outside and are required to wear a mask when picking up their animal. Owners will be provided detailed pick-up instructions, which includes a specific time. Contact email@example.com or 979-5650 for questions.
The Makkuttukkuvik Youth Centre, Elder’s Qammaq, and all public playgrounds, municipal parks, and arenas are closed until further notice. Contact Recreation@iqaluit.ca for more information. Recreation voicemails will be monitored weekly.
The Iqaluit Aquatic and Fitness Centre is closed until further notice.
If you have any questions about annual and monthly passes, please call Guest Services at 867-975-8544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Guest Services voicemails will be monitored weekly.
A City of Iqaluit COVID-19 update will be provided on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
For information on preventive measures, go to: https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
Nunavut COVID-19 Case Update: https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
Public Health Measures for Iqaluit as of April 15, 2021: https://www.gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/public_health_measures_for_iqa...
For additional information, please contact:
Communications and Customer Service Manager
City of Iqaluit