Nunavut Liquor Commission

The Nunavut Liquor Commission (the Commission) exists by authority of the Minister of Finance, the Minister responsible for Liquor, who delegates to the Commission the duties of operating liquor stores, purchasing, selling, classifying and distributing liquor in Nunavut and administering Part II of the Nunavut Liquor Act. The Commission follows the reporting stipulations outlined in Part II of the Nunavut Liquor Act and Part IX of the Financial Administration Act.

The Commission, in exercising its powers and performing its duties is bound by the Liquor Act to the direction of the Minister.  The Commission is headed by a General Manager who reports to the Minister through the Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister of Finance. The General Manager oversees a staff of 12 employees, located in Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit, as well as five contract liquor inspectors.

Headquartered in Rankin Inlet, the Commission manages its retail and wholesale business through two distribution warehouses, one in Rankin Inlet with a capacity of 601 m2 and the other in Iqaluit with a capacity of 603 m2. The Commission also oversees three permit agent offices, one staff member in Rankin Inlet and one contract in Cambridge Bay and the third being a component of the Liquor Enforcement offices in Iqaluit. The Permit Agent Offices provide for a fee, liquor import permits.

Liquor enforcement and inspections

Liquor retailing in the territory

Nunavut Liquor Commission Annual Reports