Nunavut became an official territory of Canada on April 1, 1999. It was established as a result of 30 years of negotiations between the Inuit, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada.

Most records pertaining to the history of Nunavut are deposited in the Nunavut Territorial Archives. The Archives does not have a Web site yet. All inquiries should be sent to:

Mr. Edward Atkinson
Territorial Archivist
Government of Nunavut
PO Box 310
Igloolik, NU  X0A 0H0

Civil Registration (Birth, Death, and Marriage Records)

Births, deaths, adoptions and marriages that occurred on or after April 1, 1999 are registered with Nunavut Vital Statistics: 

Registrar General
Vital Statistics
Government of Nunavut
Rankin Inlet, NT 
0C 0G0

Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories prior to April 1, 1999. Births, marriages, deaths and adoptions that occurred in the present Nunavut Territory are with NWT Vital Statistics:

Registrar General
Vital Statistics
Department of Health & Social Services
Government of the NWT
Inuvik, NT 
X0E 0T0 

Criminal Records 

Land Records

Nunavut became an official territory of Canada on April 1, 1999. Before that, it was part of the Northwest Territories.

The Legal Registries Division is responsible for the operation of the land titles Office.

Territorial Websites


Inquiries should be addressed to the:

Office of the Public Trustee​
P.O. Box 1000, Station 560
Iqaluit, Nunavut
X0A 0H0​
Tel: 867-975-6338 / Fax: 867-975-6343 / Toll Free: 1-866-294-2127

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