The Honourable Joe Savikataaq

Arviat South

Premier of Nunavut

Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs

Minister of Indigenous Affairs

Minister of Energy

Minister of Environment

Minister responsible for the Utility Rates Review Council

Minister responsible for Immigration

Legislative Office: 

Phone: (867) 975-5050
Fax: (867) 975-5051
Email: jsavikataaq [at] gov [dot] nu [dot] ca

Constituency Office: 

General Delivery
Arviat, NU
X0C 0E0
Phone: (867) 857-4485
Fax: (867) 857-4486
Email: joesavikataaq [at] arviatsouthmla [dot] ca

The Honourable Joe Savikataaq was re-elected in the general election held on October 30, 2017, to represent the constituency of Arviat South in the 5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. Mr. Savikataaq was elected to serve on the Executive Council during the November 17, 2017, proceedings of the Nunavut Leadership Forum. Minister Savikataaq was formally sworn into office on November 21, 2017.

Mr. Savikataaq was elected Nunavut’s fifth Premier during the June 14, 2018, proceedings of the Nunavut Leadership Forum.

He previously served as the Deputy Premier, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, Minister responsible for the Nunavut Business Credit Corporation, Minister responsible for the Nunavut Development Corporation, Minister responsible for Mines, Minister of Environment, Minister of Energy and Minister of Family Services.

Mr. Savikataaq previously sat as a Member of the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, during which he served as Minister of Community and Government Services, Minister of Energy and Minister of Environment.

Mr. Savikataaq was previously employed as a Conservation Officer with the Department of Environment, a position he held for close to 30 years. Mr. Savikataaq holds a diploma in the field of environmental and renewable resources management.

Mr. Savikataaq has 20 years of service as an elected member of Arviat’s municipal council.

Joe and Susan Savikataaq have three children: Jamie, Joe Jr. and Wendy. Mr. Savikataaq’s personal interests include hunting, fishing, small aircraft piloting, boating and scuba diving. Mr. Savikataaq has been an active volunteer with community search and rescue activities.