John Main

Arviat North-Whale Cove
Legislative Office: 

Phone: (867) 975-5127
Fax: (867) 975-5108
Email: jmain [at] assembly [dot] nu [dot] ca

Constituency Office: 

P.O. Box 242
Arviat, NU
X0C 0E0
Phone: (867) 857-4201
Fax: (867) 857-4205
Email: johnmain [at] arviatnorthmla [dot] ca

General Delivery
Whale Cove, NU
X0C 0J0
Phone: (867) 896-9612
Fax: (867) 896-9622
Email: johnmain [at] whalecovemla [dot] ca

John Main was elected in the general election held on October 30, 2017, to represent the constituency of Arviat North-Whale Cove in the 5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

Mr. Main serves as the Chairperson of the Regular Members’ Caucus of the Legislative Assembly and is a member of the Striking Committee. Mr. Main was raised in Arviat. Following graduation from high school, he attended Mount Allison University, graduating in 2002 with a degree in economics. Mr. Main’s international educational experience includes a semester of study in Oslo, Norway, in addition to an internship with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France.

Mr. Main has held a number of professional positions in his career. He has worked as a Television Reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Northern bureau, an Economic Development Officer for the Municipality of Arviat and a Regional Business Officer for the Kitikmeot Inuit Association. Prior to his election, Mr. Main was a self-employed economic development consultant.

Mr. Main is a past President of the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the board of directors of the Nunavut Development Corporation.

Mr. Main has been an active community volunteer with the Inummariit Music Festival, the Arviat Film Society, the Huvaguuq Radio Show and minor hockey in both Arviat and Cambridge Bay.

Mr. Main’s personal interests include hunting, fox-trapping, fishing, camping and the performing arts.

John and Amanda Hanson Main are the proud parents of Augustus and Odin.