Please Note: Notary Public services are Not provided at the Registry offices at the courthouse. Please visit the Maliiganik Tungisiavik building 110

* People may attend the registry during filing hours to seek the services of a Commissioner.


The Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public both have an important role in the proper completion of legal documents in Nunavut.

The services of either a Commissioner for Oaths or a Notary Public are required with increasing frequency for the completion of various documents. It is of the utmost importance that Commissioners and Notaries adhere to the statutory requirements respecting the administration of oaths and taking of affidavits.

A “statutory declaration” is a document containing a statement that is verified by a solemn declaration of a person making the statement.


I, Jack Doe, of the town of Iqaluit in Nunavut, do solemnly declare as follows…

….. and I make this solemn declaration consciously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath.

A statutory declaration is made pursuant to the Canada Evidence Act or the Nunavut Evidence Act and is used in situations where there is no legislative authority for an affidavit.

You may download a Statutory Declarationhere: