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Cape Dorset

Last Updated: 

February, 2015

Community Info

Community Information

Language: 

  • English
  • Inuktitut

Access: 

  • Air
  • Ship
Contact Information

Phone: 

867-897-8943

E-mail: 

Fax: 

867-897-8030
Location

Region: 

  • South Baffin

Latitude: 

64.2°

Longitude: 

-76.5°
Statistics on weather and climate

Average Yearly Temperature: 

-9.30
Average Monthly Temperature

January: 

-25.00

February: 

-26.00

March: 

-21.60

April: 

-14.10

May: 

-5.50

June: 

2.30

July: 

7.40

August: 

5.70

September: 

1.50

October: 

-3.90

November: 

-11.70

December: 

-20.20

Average Yearly Snowfall: 

24.70cm

Average Yearly Rainfall: 

1.20cm

Average Wind Speed: 

16.90km/h
Inventory of Community Leaders

Community Leaders: 

Palaya Qiatsuk - Mayor
James Alariaq - Deputy Mayor
Cheryl Constantineau - Councillor
Claude Constantineau - Councillor
Wakta Etungat - Councillor
Qimmiataaq Nungutsuittuq - Councillor
Eegeevadlu Oqutaq - Councillor
Kooyoo Pudlat - Councillor
Pauloosi Qaumagiaq - Councillor
Real Estate Inventory

Private Housing: 

40

Rental Housing: 

275

Demographics

Demographics

Population: 

1 236

Population Growth: 

7.70%
Gender Breakdown

Male: 

49.8

Female: 

50.2
Age Breakdown

0 - 14: 

34.40%

15 - 24: 

21.10%

25 - 34: 

13.40%

35 - 44: 

13.00%

45 - 54: 

10.10%

55 +: 

8.50%
Employment

Employment: 

48.10%

Unemployment: 

21.00%
Sector Breakdown

Construction: 

3.30%

Finance & Real Estate: 

4.40%

Resource Development: 

2.20%

Retail/Wholesale: 

12.10%

Social Service/Non-Government: 

12.10%

Other: 

66.00%
Economic Indicators

Average Income: 

14,805

Traditional Pursuit: 

Hunting
Fishing

Infrastructure

Capital and Infrastructure Inventory

# of km of Gravel Roads: 

17.76km

Communications: 

  • Cell
  • Internet
  • Landlines

Marine: 

Breakwater/Floating dock

Water/Sewage: 

K-12 Schools: 

Sam Pudlat School - kindergarten to grade 7

Post Secondary Training: 

Nunavut Arctic College Learning Centre

Recreation Facilities: 

Arena
Local Assets Inventory

What the Community Owns: 

DPW Shop Storage Building
Maintenance Shop (old ATB)
Justice trailer
Sewing Centre
2 Bay Sewage Truck Garage
Old Community Hall
2 Bay Parking Garage (Old Fire Hall)
Crisis Centre
Maintenance Shop
Hamlet Office
School Bus Garage
DPW Warehouse (Beach)
3 Bay Parking Garage
2 Bay Fire Hall

Airport

International Airport: 

Max Length of Runway: 

1 216.00m

Runway type: 

  • Gravel

Airport Code: 

YTE
Social Services

Social service: 

Brighter Futures
Counselling
Financial Services

Bank Branches: 

None

Co-op Financial Services: 

Light banking services offered
Governments

Territorial Government Offices: 

Office Name: 

Nascopie G.N. Office

Location: 

 

 

 

Contact Info: 

 

 

 

Business

Business Inventory
Environmental Inventory

Resource Based Opportunities: 

 

 

 

Major Employers Inventory

Community Partners and Organizations: 

Illuajumiut Elders Committee

Partnership Inventory

Major Employer: 

Hamlet of Cape Dorset

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