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About Us
Safety Services provides the private and public sectors with electrical, elevator, and boiler services, including plan reviews, on-site inspections, electrical and boiler code consultations and the enforcement of the relevant regulations and acts.  Safety Services also includes the Office of the Fire Marshal

and the Office of the Chief Building Official for the issuance of building, demolition and occupancy permits, plan reviews and related inspections.

 

Office of the Chief Building Official

This section provides information regarding the requirements of the Nunavut Building Code Act and Regulations. In these regulations, the Government of Nunavut adopted the 2015 version, first printing, of the National Building Code and the National Plumbing Code of Canada, as the Codes in force in Nunavut.  These codes were adopted with Nunavut specific amendments to the base codes. These amendments can be found in schedule 1 and 2 of the Nunavut Building Code Regulations. 

Nunavut Building Code Act.

The Building Officials are available to answer general inquiries and code specific questions.  If you are unsure if a permit is required please contact a Building Official.

Some, but not all, of the changes that may impact construction:

All construction projects commenced after September 1, 2018, will require a Building Permit be applied for and issued by the Office of the Chief Building Official prior to the commencement of any construction.  

Some exemptions may apply:  

Accessory buildings not greater than 20 square meters in area and non-structural alterations or repairs, where the value of construction is $40,000 or less, do not require a building or occupancy permit, but may be requested.

Buildings or structures built under an issued Building Permit may NOT be occupied until such time as an Occupancy Permit is requested and granted by the Office of the Chief Building Official.

Plans and detailed drawings showing the proposed work will be required to be submitted with the completed building permit application.  Prior to a Building Permit being issued the required fee will need to be remitted.

Required inspections of the construction project may be carried out by Building Officials. You will be provided a required inspection outline with the issued building permit.  It is the owner/ agents responsibility to notify the building official at the appropriate stage of construction for inspections to verify code compliance.

Permit Application
Example Site Plan
Fee Schedule
Mailing Address
Schedule 3-A
Schedule 3-B
Schedule 3-C
Schedule 3-D

Building Applications or inquiries can be sent to Building@gov.nu.ca

or can be mailed to:

Office of the Chief Building Official
Safety Services Community and Government Services
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000 – Station 610
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

 
Inspection Services
 
Boiler Safety
This section provides information regarding permits inspections and registration for boiler and pressure vessel installations and the registration and examination of stationary engineers and also examines and registers wielders for Pressure Wielding.
Boilers - Plan Reviews, Registration, and Permits
Registration and examination of Stationary Engineers: Stationary Engineers that are required for the operation of boilers over 30 KW and installed in other than single family and duplex homes are registered with this section. Registration is every 3 years. Boiler Safety also does examination to the National system for 1st through 5th class engineers.
Registration and examination of Pressure Wielders: Pressure Wielders are registered annually and this section may also provide testing of wielders.
Permits: A permit is required for all boiler and pressure vessel installations where the total connected capacity of a boiler is over 30 KW and installed in other than a single family or duplex home. Any pressure vessel over .06 cubic meters also requires a permit before installation.
Note: The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act is in the process of being repealed and replaced by the Technical Standards & Safety Act.
 
Related Documents:
Notice to Owners
Notice

Electrical Safety
Electrical Safety provides information regarding plan reviews, permits, inspections, and registration for Electrical services in Nunavut.
Note: The Electrical Act is in the process of being repealed and replaced by the Technical Standards & Safety Act. This section provides information regarding permits for and inspections of all electrical installations and the registration of skilled electrical workers in the territory of Nunavut. All installations must follow the rules and standards of the Canadian Electrical Code and the Nunavut Electrical Protection Act.
 
Technician Registration
Electrical Workers, Electronic Technicians, and Elevator Constructors must be registered every 3 years. All Qualified Electrical Workers, Electronic Technicians, and Elevator Constructors must be registered in order to be issued permits for work done under the Electrical Protection Act.

Work Permits
A valid permit is required before you start work on any type of electrical or electronic installation in Nunavut.

Related Documents:
REG - Electrical Worker
Registration application as a qualified electrical worker in Nunavut

REG - Cable Installer
Registration application as a qualified Cable Installer in Nunavut

RENEW-Electrical Worker
Application to renew your registration as a qualified electrical worker in Nunavut.

PERMIT-Electrical Wiring
Required for each electrical job in Nunavut, whether a new installation, rewiring, or addition.

PERMIT-Rough In
Declaration swearing work done follows the permit, follows code, and is safe to make inaccessible.

PERMIT-Supply Energy
Declaration swearing work done follows the permit, follows code, and is safe for supply of energy.

Home Owner Criteria
Description of requirements for home owners who plan to do their own wiring

Elevator Safety
Elevator Safety Coming soon!

Gas Safety

Registration for Gas Fitters:

This section provides information regarding permits inspections and registration for gas installations and the registration of qualified gas fitters.

Permits for Gas Installations and registration of Qualified Gas Fitters:
Permits are required for all gas and LPG installations. Registration of qualified Gas Fitters is every 3 years.

Note: The Gas Protection Act is in the process of being repealed and replaced by the Technical Standards & Safety Act

Fire Safety

Fire Marshal's Office
Provides inspections and enforcement of the applicable Acts & Regulations including the Fire Prevention Act, Parts 3 and 9 of the National Building Codes as it pertains to Fire and Life Safety only, National Fire Codes, Cities Towns and Villages Act, and Hamlets Act.

Fire Prevention Strategy
Provides for implementation of the Nunavut Fire Protection Strategy.  Training opportunities are provided to volunteer fire-fighters, who in turm provide emergency and firefighting services throughout Nunavut. 

Fire Truck Replacement Schedule

Through its capital spending programs, the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services  provides funding, when approved, to purchase new fire vehicles for Hamlets.  Fire trucks used in Canada must be certified to Underwriter Laboratories of Canada standard S-515.  A new fire truck comes with a certification that is good for 20 years.  This means that fire trucks in Nunavut must be replaced as their certification lapses.  A replacement schedule based on the age of the equipment in Nunavut is available below:

Rankin Inlet 2016
Cape Dorset 2017
Arviat 2018
Pangnirtung 2018
Baker Lake 2019
Kugluktuk 2019
Cambridge Bay 2020
Naujaat 2020
Gjoa Haven 2021
Kugaaruk 2021
Coral Harbour 2022
Sanikiluaq 2022
Igloolik 2023
Resolute Bay 2023
Clyde River 2024
Hall Beach 2024
Qikiqtarjuaq 2024
Arctic Bay 2025
Taloyoak 2025
Chesterfield Inlet 2026
Whale Cove 2026
Grise Fiord 2027
Pond Inlet 2027
Iqaluit 2028
Kimmirut 2028


Director Safety Services Contact Us:
Safety Services
Community and Government Services
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000 – Station 610
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-5423
Emergency Phone: (867) 975-1012
Fax: (867) 975-5453
Email: esafety@gov.nu.ca

Divisional Records Officer Safety Services Division     
Phone: (867) 975-5423

Regional Electrical Inspector & Senior Plans Review Officer
Phone: (867) 975-5324

Chief Boiler Inspector, Qikiqtaaluk Region
Phone: (867) 975-5420

Gas & Boiler Inspector, Kitiqmeot Region
Phone: (867) 983-4153

Electrical Inspector, Kivalliq Region
Phone: (867) 645-8179

Electrical & Elevator Inspector, Kitiqmeot Region
Phone: (867) 983-4157

Manager, Safety Services
Phone: (867) 975-5324

Fire Marshal
Phone: (867) 975-5310

Deputy Fire Marshal
Vacant

Assistant Fire Marshal, Qikiqtaaluk North Region
Phone: (867) 975-5365

Assistant Fire Marshall, Qikiqtaaluk South Region
Phone: (867) 897-3602

Assistant Fire Marshall, Kivalliq Region
Phone: (867) 645-8133

Assistant Fire Marshall, Kitikmeot Region
Phone: (867) 983-4016

Chief Building Official
Brian Wood
Phone: (867) 975-5447
bwood@gov.nu.ca

Building Official Qikiqtaaluk Region
Amanda Fancy
Phone: (867) 975-6426
afancy@gov.nu.ca

Plumbing Building Official Qikiqtaaluk Region
Lloyd MacDonald
Phone: (867) 975-7123
lmacdonald@gov.nu.ca

Building Official Kivalliq Region
Vacant
Phone:

Building Official Kitikmeot Region
Vacant
Phone: