Supporting the responsible use of Liquor & Cannabis products territory-wide.


The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NULC) is a public agency that sells and distributes alcoholic beverages and cannabis products in Nunavut.

The NULC operates from within the Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Finance, with operations in Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit. The NULC funds its retail operations using a special revolving fund, separate from the rest of the GN. At the end of each fiscal year the NULC transfers its profits back to the GN. In this way, the NULC uses its excess revenues to support wider public priorities.



The NULC operates in line with core territorial legislation, especially the Liquor Act and the Cannabis Act, as well as a large number of related regulations. Key regulations include:


Each year, the NULC publishes audited financial statements as part of a wider report. The Minister of Finance tables these statements and report each fall in Nunavut’s Legislative Assembly.


Each year, as part of the GN’s wider business planning process, the NULC provides input into the Department of Finance’s plans and priorities. The Department of Finance’s annual business plans, which include specific priorities of the NULC, are available through its website:


The NULC works towards meeting the GN’s responsibilities under Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement. We do this by following the GN’s wider hiring protocols, applying priority hiring policies to unrestricted competitions.
If you are interested in a job with the NULC, please visit the GN’s wider jobs website:


The NULC supports the use of Nunavut’s official languages. In particular, our retail team includes bilingual agents, both in store and on the phone, to take community orders. We also require our Agents to offer their core services in the language of your choice.


The NULC respects customer privacy, and operates within applicable legislation, particularly the GN’s Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Liquor Act, and the Cannabis Act. Although we collect this data the NULC does not share customer-specific information with outside entities unless required by law. The NULC occasionally shares high-level information (e.g. grouped data that is not customer specific) about its operations with the GN to support financial reporting, health promotion, policy development and other such activities.


Nunavut’s Minister of Finance is the Hon. Lorne Kusugak.

The NULC is a public agency that exists by authority of the Minister responsible for Liquor and Cannabis, the Minister of Finance.

Lorne Kusugak was re-elected in the general election held on October 25, 2021, to represent the constituency of Rankin Inlet South in the 6th Legislative Assembly. Mr. Kusugak was elected to serve on the Executive Council during the November 17, 2021, proceedings of the Nunavut Leadership Forum. Minister Kusugak was formally sworn into office on November 19, 2021. He serves as the Government House Leader, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation and Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation.

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The NULC is always looking to improve its services. If you have suggestions about any aspect of our operations, do not hesistate to contact us.