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Resources for Businesses

Resources for Doing Business in Pangnirtung

Business Licenses

All businesses operating within the Municipality of Pangnirtung require a business license, as per Hamlet of Pangnirtung Business License By-law No. 3.To apply for or renew a business license, complete the Business License Application form and pay applicable fee at the front desk of the Hamlet Office. Please note that business licenses must be renewed annually.

You can find the Business License Fees and Application Form located at the bottom of this page.

Starting a New Business?

Business Name Registration

Register your business name with the GN Department of Justice. Forms are available from Nunavut Legal Registries.

Worker’s Safety and Compensation Commission Registration

Register your business with the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission . If you do not have any workers or contractors, complete the “Declaration of Self-Employment”. If your business employs workers or contractors, it must be registered using the “New Employer Account Registration”.

Inuit Firms

If your business is Inuit-owned, register with NTI as an Inuit Firm.


If you intend on bidding on Government of Nunavut contracts, register with NNI to become a Nunavut Registered Business.

Tourism Establishments

If your business is considered a tourism establishment (e.g. B&B, outfitting), a Government of Nunavut-issued Tourism Establishment License is required. This license is delivered through the Department of Economic Development & Transportation (ED&T).

Businesses related to tourism should also consider becoming a member of Nunavut Tourism for advertising and other benefits


Fire and Health Inspections may also be required, depending on the type of business.

For additional information…

All enquiries can be directed to the Economic Development Officer located at the Hamlet Office. Phone: 473-8953 or email:

Business License Application Form - en.pdf200.36 KB
Business License Schedule of Fees - vFeb2014 - en.pdf152.94 KB