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GN services during the holiday closure

10 December 2018 

Public Service Announcement

GN services during the holiday closure

All Government of Nunavut (GN) offices are closed from December 24, 2018, to January 1, 2019. During this holiday closure period, the following services will be available:

Community and Government Services (CGS)

The following CGS divisions will be available for emergencies 24 hours a day:

  • Safety Services Division (Office of the Fire Marshal, chief electrical inspector, chief building inspector and chief boiler inspector) at 1-867-222-0132.
  • Facilities Management Division at 1-867-979-5650.
  • Emergency Management Office at 1-800-693-1666 (toll free).
  • Procurement Division at 1-867-222-0221.


To report any spills, please call the 24-hour Spill Report Line at 867-920-8130. To report wildlife issues (polar bear sightings, fox in communities, etc.), please call the emergency call-out line at 867-975-7780.

Family Services

Emergency coverage involving child welfare matters will be provided. Contact information for all community social services workers is available at:


Liquor permits will be available for purchase at the Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk offices. Please check with them for holiday business hours. Licensee and community orders will not be processed from the Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet warehouses, and no import permits will be issued at the Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet permit offices during the holiday closure period.
Business hours will be reduced at the Iqaluit beer and wine store. On December 27, 28 and 29, the store will be opened from 1 to 6 p.m., and on December 31, from 12 to 4 p.m. Please note that the store will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1, 2019.


Urgent health care services will continue to be available during the holidays. A complete list of health facility contact information is available on the Department of Health website at:


All correctional facilities in Nunavut will be open throughout the holidays. Community corrections regional supervisors will be on standby to handle breaches and any other issues. They can be contacted at: 1-867-982-2556 (Kitikmeot Region), 1-867-645-6779 (Kivalliq Region), 1-867-975-1616 (South Baffin Region) and 1-867-899-1380 (North Baffin Region).
Community Justice

Emergency Protection Orders will be available throughout the holidays. Personnel on-call can be contacted at 1-844-534-1038.


If there is an urgent matter for the Nunavut Court of Justice, please contact the Manager of Court Operations at 867-222-0029. The court registry will only be open for electronic filing at or

Documents received during the holiday closure period will be considered filed at the time of receipt. For questions about registry filings, please refer to the Court Services contact list available at:

Legal Registries

The Legal Registries office will remain open for registration of corporations, commercial documents, personal property, securities brokers and issuers, and land titles. More information is available at

Nunavut Housing Corporation

For staff housing issues, staff on standby in their respective regions can be contacted at: 867-857-6523 (Kivalliq), 867-222-2160 (Kitikmeot), 867-897-7875 (Qikiqtaaluk) and 867-222-1304 (Iqaluit).

For public housing issues, staff on standby in their respective region can be contacted at: 867-857-6523 (Kivalliq), 867-222-2160 (Kitikmeot), 867-897-7875 (Qikiqtaaluk) and 867-222-2077 (Iqaluit).

All GN offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2019, for regular business. Happy holidays!


Media Contact:

Denise Grandmaison
Manager, Communications
Department of Finance