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Minister of Family Services

Constituency:  Pangnirtung

Minister of Family Services

  • Minister responsible for Poverty Reduction
  • Minister responsible for Homelessness

Minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation


The Honourable Johnny Mike was elected in the general election held on October 28, 2013, to represent the constituency of Pangnirtung in the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. Mr. Mike was elected to serve on the Executive Council during the November 15, 2013, proceedings of the Nunavut Leadership Forum. Mr. Mike was formally sworn into office on November 19, 2013.

Mr. Mike is a lifelong hunter, fisher and businessperson who has held a number of senior positions during his career. Mr. Mike has served as President of Niqitak Fisheries, President of the NCC Investment Group, President of the Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, Secretary-Treasurer of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Chairman of the Ulu Economic Development Commission and member of the Baffin Fisheries Coalition Executive Committee. Mr. Mike is the owner of his own business, Nilasutuq Arctic, Ltd.

Mr. Mike has served on numerous boards and agencies, including the Board of Directors of the Qulliq Energy Corporation, Cumberland Sound Fisheries, Pangnirtung Fisheries and the Pangnirtung Hunters and Trappers Organization.

Mr. Mike began his working career as a superintendent and plant operator with the Northwest Territories Power Corporation. Mr. Mike is a trained heavy equipment mechanic and certified journeyman.

Mr. Mike is an active volunteer with Pangnirtung’s Elder community.

Johnny and the Reverend Looee Mike have four children and seven grandchildren. Mr. Mike’s personal interests include hunting, fishing and reading.