Community Economic Development

The Economic Development Department assists the community by spearheading various community and economic development projects.  The goal of this department is to collaborate with other departments as well as the community at large to better the City of Iqaluit.

The department also takes part in:


Emergency Services


*** In Case of emergency contact 867-979-4422 ***

The department is overseen by a Fire Chief and Deputy supported by an Assistant Fire Chief.  The department has 20 full-time, 5 communications operators and 15 volunteer firefighters.

You can contact us at any time at 867-979-5650 (non-emergency).

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The Public Works and Engineering Department is responsible for the essential services in the city that include water and sewer services, road maintenance, garbage and waste collection and the maintenance of all municipal buildings.  The Department is structured into five operational divisions, each with a foreman who is responsible for the day-to-day operations and delivery of quality services within each division.


Planning & Development

Where do you go? How do you get there? Is there a better way?

The City of Iqaluit is undertaking the development of a new Transportation Master Plan. 

What is the Transportation Master Plan for?

The Transportation Master Plan identifies all the ways we move throughout our community and will guide future improvements.

Have your say!  Please take a few minutes to complete our survey.  You will find the survey here.


City Council


Iqaluit city council is comprised of the mayor and eight city councillors who serve a four-year term.

Members of city council meet at regularly scheduled council meetings throughout the year, as well as at special council meetings as needed.


Mayor Kenny Bell



Explore Iqaluit

Our city provides many exciting social and cultural experiences for visitors. Whether you want to have tea with elders, get out with a dog team, go snowmobiling, dance under the Alianait! Big Top, or visit with friends and family, Iqaluit has a lot to offer. Our city is a great place to stopover, vacation or choose for your next meeting or conference. We have Nunavut’s largest selection of hotels, B&Bs, restaurants and stores.


What to Do

Whether you are coming for business or pleasure, Iqaluit has lots to offer when you visit! 

If you love the outdoors, you will fall in love with our city for its year round activities. Frobisher Bay is a great kite-skiing destination in the winter, as well as a snowmobilers playground. In the spring and summer, fishing, kayaking, boating and even diving are all activities that will make your trip a memorable one. Our licensed outfitters can help you plan a day trip, a town tour, or even a camping adventure. 



The City of Iqaluit is home to a thriving business community. We offer all the services and amenities one would expect from a capital city. Whether you're only visiting or are a long-term resident, support local businesses when you can. Each year, our businesses provide services to Iqalummiut, major mining operations, international companies and many others. We have a young and well-trained workforce and Iqaluit is a great place to do business.