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Safety Services provides the private and public sectors with electrical, elevator, and boiler services, including plan reviews, on-site inspections, electrical and boiler code consultations and the enforcement of the relevant regulations and acts. Safety Services also includes the Office of the Fire Marshal.
This section provides information regarding permits inspections and registration for boiler and pressure vessel installations and the registration and examination of stationary engineers and also examines and registers wielders for Pressure Wielding.
Boilers - Plan Reviews, Registration, and Permits
Registration and examination of Stationary Engineers: Stationary Engineers that are required for the operation of boilers over 30 KW and installed in other than single family and duplex homes are registered with this section. Registration is every 3 years. Boiler Safety also does examination to the National system for 1st through 5th class engineers.
Registration and examination of Pressure Wielders: Pressure Wielders are registered annually and this section may also provide testing of wielders.
Permits: A permit is required for all boiler and pressure vessel installations where the total connected capacity of a boiler is over 30 KW and installed in other than a single family or duplex home. Any pressure vessel over .06 cubic meters also requires a permit before installation.
Note: The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act is in the process of being repealed and replaced by the Technical Standards & Safety Act.
Notice to Owners
Electrical Safety provides information regarding plan reviews, permits, inspections, and registration for Electrical services in Nunavut.
Note: The Electrical Act is in the process of being repealed and replaced by the Technical Standards & Safety Act. This section provides information regarding permits for and inspections of all electrical installations and the registration of skilled electrical workers in the territory of Nunavut. All installations must follow the rules and standards of the Canadian Electrical Code and the Nunavut Electrical Protection Act.
Electrical Workers, Electronic Technicians, and Elevator Constructors must be registered every 3 years. All Qualified Electrical Workers, Electronic Technicians, and Elevator Constructors must be registered in order to be issued permits for work done under the Electrical Protection Act.
A valid permit is required before you start work on any type of electrical or electronic installation in Nunavut.
REG - Electrical Worker
Registration application as a qualified electrical worker in Nunavut
REG - Cable Installer
Registration application as a qualified Cable Installer in Nunavut
Application to renew your registration as a qualified electrical worker in Nunavut.
Required for each electrical job in Nunavut, whether a new installation, rewiring, or addition.
Declaration swearing work done follows the permit, follows code, and is safe to make inaccessible.
Declaration swearing work done follows the permit, follows code, and is safe for supply of energy.
Home Owner Criteria
Description of requirements for home owners who plan to do their own wiring
Elevator Safety Coming soon!
Registration for Gas Fitters:
This section provides information regarding permits inspections and registration for gas installations and the registration of qualified gas fitters.
Permits for Gas Installations and registration of Qualified Gas Fitters:
Permits are required for all gas and LPG installations. Registration of qualified Gas Fitters is every 3 years.
Note: The Gas Protection Act is in the process of being repealed and replaced by the Technical Standards & Safety Act
Fire Marshal's Office
Provides inspections and enforcement of the applicable Acts & Regulations including the Fire Prevention Act, Parts 3 and 9 of the National Building Codes as it pertains to Fire and Life Safety only, National Fire Codes, Cities Towns and Villages Act, and Hamlets Act.
Fire Prevention Strategy
Provides for implementation of the Nunavut Fire Protection Strategy. Training opportunities are provided to volunteer fire-fighters, who in turm provide emergency and firefighting services throughout Nunavut.
Fire Truck Replacement Schedule
Through its capital spending programs, the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services provides funding, when approved, to purchase new fire vehicles for Hamlets. Fire trucks used in Canada must be certified to Underwriter Laboratories of Canada standard S-515. A new fire truck comes with a certification that is good for 20 years. This means that fire trucks in Nunavut must be replaced as their certification lapses. A replacement schedule based on the age of the equipment in Nunavut is available below:
Director Safety Services Contact Us:
Community and Government Services
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000 – Station 610
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-5423
Emergency Phone: (867) 975-1012
Fax: (867) 975-5453
Divisional Records Officer Safety Services Division
Phone: (867) 975-5423
Regional Electrical Inspector & Senior Plans Review Officer
Phone: (867) 975-5324
Chief Boiler Inspector, Qikiqtaaluk Region
Phone: (867) 975-5420
Gas & Boiler Inspector, Kitiqmeot Region
Phone: (867) 983-4153
Electrical Inspector, Kivalliq Region
Phone: (867) 645-8179
Electrical & Elevator Inspector, Kitiqmeot Region
Phone: (867) 983-4157
Manager, Safety Services
Phone: (867) 975-5324
Phone: (867) 975-5310
Deputy Fire Marshal
Assistant Fire Marshal, Qikiqtaaluk North Region
Phone: (867) 975-5365
Assistant Fire Marshall, Qikiqtaaluk South Region
Phone: (867) 897-3602
Assistant Fire Marshall, Kivalliq Region
Phone: (867) 645-8133
Assistant Fire Marshall, Kitikmeot Region
Phone: (867) 983-4016