Mar 19, 2020

Covid-19 Emergency Closure Order -Iqaluit

Please see attached Emergency Closure Order from the Chief Justice. 

This order was previously sent out by chambers at the end of the day March 18th, 2020. ECO-Iqaluit


If you are required to be in Court and have any questions or concerns please contact the appropriate office below:


Mar 16, 2020


March 17, 2020

The Nunavut Court of Justice (NCJ) suspended regular operations, effective 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020. The suspension will be in effect until further notice. The decision to suspend operations was made to protect the health and safety of all community members and court users…

Mar 13, 2020

Novel coronavirus COVID-19 General information

Novel coronavirus COVID-19

The Nunavut Court of Justice has contingency planning in place to respond to a variety of critical situations. In recent weeks, we have been adapting those plans to meet the concerns and challenges raised by the spread of the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Keeping the…


A welcome from the Chief Justice

Dear Reader,

The Nunavut Court of Justice is a single level or unified trial court. Its judges hear all matters assigned to both the lower provincial courts and the superior courts. When performing functions normally associated with the lesser statutory jurisdiction of a lower court, the judges of the Nunavut Court of Justice continue to exercise all the powers associated with a superior court. The other provinces and territories of Canada have separate superior and provincial/ territorial courts. Elsewhere in the country, each level of court has its own special trial jurisdiction. The unified trial jurisdiction of the Nunavut Court of Justice is unique in Canada.

This website provides information about Nunavut’s Courts, which includes the Nunavut Court of Appeal, Nunavut Court of Justice, Youth Justice Court of Nunavut, Justice of the Peace Court, as well as the Court Services Division of the Government of Nunavut.

Here you will also find important information about the functioning of the Court, including information about judicial independence, the Court’s annual reports and practice directives. You are encouraged to use this site to learn as much as you can about the functioning of the NCJ and the administration of justice in Nunavut.

  Mr. Justice Neil Sharkey

 Chief Justice

Nunavut Court of Justice


Please read the:     PRIMER OF NUNAVUT



prepared by the Office of Chief Justice.  



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