About liquor in Nunavut
Each of Nunavut’s 25 communities can choose whether to allow, restrict or prohibit liquor in their municipality. Community members make this choice by voting in plebiscites. The three liquor systems currently used in Nunavut are prohibited, restricted or unrestricted.
Cost of Living in Iqaluit
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||10.50C$|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||12.00C$|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||4.33C$|
With no retail locations outside of Iqaluit, alcohol purchases are made by mail order to the agency and are flown to the locations across Nunavut. Individuals require a permit to order and ship liquor into Nunavut.
Here are the three basic rules for buying and bringing alcohol into Nunavut: … It is illegal to import, purchase or consume any amount of alcohol in communities designated as prohibited. 2. You must get permission from the local Alcohol Education Committee before bringing alcohol into any restricted community.
Can you drink alcohol in Iqaluit?
However, it is permitted to bring, personally, quantities no greater than three litres of spirits or nine litres of wine or 26 litres of beer. Nunavummiut wishing to purchase liquor without an import permit can do so from either the Iqaluit Liquor Warehouse or the Rankin Inlet Liquor Warehouse.
Nunavut. As of 2019, six communities in Nunavut are dry. These are Arviat, Coral Harbour, Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk, Pangnirtung, and Sanikiluaq. There are also 12 communities that operate the committee system.
Is Iqaluit a dry town?
Peterson says cabinet is supporting the decision Iqaluit residents made last year, when 77 per cent of people voted in favour of opening the store in a plebiscite — and besides, the community is far from dry. “In Iqaluit, you have to realize, you have all the outlets that are selling alcohol products.
In 2016, the cost of groceries was up to three times higher in Nunavut stores than through the rest of Canada . In Nunavut, a higher percentage of families have a lower income, and employment opportunities are restricted , making the increased costs of food especially challenging, and even prohibitive.
Nunavut. Nunavut has the highest minimum wage rate in the country at $16 per hour, in effect since April 1, 2020.
Average rents in Iqaluit remain among the highest in Canada, with average rents for a two-bedroom coming in at $2,597 per month. According to the report, two thirds of Nunavut’s population cannot afford market housing without assistance from their employer or the government.
Can you buy alcohol in Rankin?
A beer and wine store will change the availability of alcohol in Rankin Inlet, which can currently be purchased with a permit through the GN and from a retailer outside the territory. Residents in the Kivalliq community can also purchase alcohol through licensed clubs.
How do you order alcohol in Iqaluit?
For community liquor orders, please call the Rankin Inlet office at 867-645-8575 or 855-844-5488.