Iqaluit

Iqaluit, NU
Iqaluit, Nunavut on a map
  • Population: 7,740 (2016)
  • Minimum Wage: $13.00 (as of April 1, 2016)
  • Unemployment Rate: 10.4% (September-October 2017)
  • Total Number of Shelters: 2 (2016)
  • Total Number of Beds: 17 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • Number of absolute homeless: 72 (February 2014)

Of whom:

  • Homeless for 1+ year (territory-wide): 82% (February 2014)
  • Staying in shelters (territory-wide): 69% (February 2014)
  • Staying in cabins/shacks/tents (territory-wide): 29% (February 2014)

HOUSING

  • Approximate number of units of social housing: 462 (2017)
  • Approximate percentage of population living in public housing: 22% (2017)
  • Social housing gap: 160-180 units (2017)
  • No. of households in core housing need (territory-wide): 3,350 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need (territory-wide): 39.2% (2011)
  • Vacancy rate: 7.2% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $2,597/mo. (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Annual welfare income (single person): $7,684 (2012)
  • Number of social assistance cases (territory-wide): 4,236 (2016)
  • Number of social assistance beneficiaries (territory-wide): 14,337 (2016)
  • Percentage of population receiving social assistance: 22% (2009)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need (territory-wide): 46.9% (2011)