AANDC in Nunavut

This is an exciting time for Nunavut. Since its creation in 1999, the territory has experienced consistent economic and population growth and is poised for continued expansion in key sectors of the economy, such as the service industry, mining, construction and transportation. Investments in public infrastructure continue to bring new schools, health centres, airport improvements and research facilities and also continue to improve broadband Internet access. Local and regional social and cultural development efforts are encouraging Nunavummiut to take advantage of economic opportunities while remaining firmly rooted in their culture.

Our Mission

"To work in partnership to help improve the quality of life of Nunavummiut through economic and social development, environmental stewardship and effective management of natural resources."

The Nunavut Regional Office (NRO), Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) offers a variety of programs and services and is responsible for a number of key regulatory activities in Nunavut. NRO staff work with Nunavummiut to manage land and water and mineral resources, and to remediate contaminated sites. The NRO also supports the positive and productive relationship shared between the Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut, and works with a number of territorial stakeholders, such as Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, to implement the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

The NRO welcomes your involvement in working together to respond to the challenges and opportunities before Nunavut.

Our Offices

The AANDC Nunavut Regional Office has four office locations throughout the territory. Two of these offices are located in Iqaluit, one in Rankin Inlet, and one in Kugluktuk.

Executive Services, Corporate Services Directorate, Intergovernmental Affairs and Inuit Relations Directorate, the Lands and Contaminated Sites Directorate and the Mining Recorders Office AANDC-Nunavut Region are now located in Qimugjuk Building 969, (Government of Canada Building at the corner of Federal Road & Nunavut Drive).
The Resource Management Directorate comprised of the Mineral Resources, Water Resources, Impact Assessment and Land Use Planning Divisions, as well as the Lands Division of the Lands and Contaminated Sites Directorate are located in Building 918 in Iqaluit.
The Resource Management Officer for the Kivalliq region is located in Rankin Inlet's District Office.
The Resource Management Officer for the Kitikmeot region is located in Kugluktuk's District Office.