The Honourable George Hickes


Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Financial Management Board

Minister of Justice

Minister responsible for Human Rights Tribunal

Minister Responsible for Labour

Minister Responsible for Liquor Commission

Minister responsible for Liquor Licensing Board

Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

Legislative Office: 

Phone: (867) 975-5041
Fax: (867) 975-5042
Email: ghickes [at] gov [dot] nu [dot] ca

Constituency Office: 

PO Box 2499
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 979-6923
Fax: (867) 979-4604
Email: georgehickes [at] tasilukmla [dot] ca

George Hickes was first elected in the general election held on October 28, 2013, to represent the constituency of Iqaluit-Tasiluk in the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. He was re-elected to the 5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut on October 30, 2017. On June 14, 2018, Mr. Hickes was elected into the Executive Council and appointed the role of Minister of Finance.

George Hickes previously held the positions of Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, Minister responsible for the Qulliq Energy Corporation, the Minister of Health and Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention.

Prior to his election, Mr. Hickes held senior positions in the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Economic Development and Transportation, Department of Education and Qulliq Energy Corporation. He also served as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Education.

His background in finance, policy and government has led to a well-rounded ability to assist his constituents in Iqaluit and the people of Nunavut.

Mr. Hickes was born in Churchill, Manitoba, and attended Red River College in Winnipeg. Prior to making Iqaluit his home in 2004, Mr. Hickes worked in the banking industry and owned his own small manufacturing business in Thompson, MB.

Mr. Hickes has been a volunteer firefighter, a member of the Canadian Rangers and a youth hockey coach.

George and his spouse, Signi, have three children: Hope, Lily (Piungwasluq) and Sara (Putuguq). His personal interests include hunting, fishing and golfing.