Municipal Departments

Under the leadership of Mayor and Council, the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk has seventeen full time employees and a number of seasonal employees. The organization is governed through the GNWTs Hamlets Act.

ADMINISTRATION: is responsible for the overall administrative and financial functions of the municipality. Reporting directly to Council, the Senior Administrative Officer (SAO) provides corporate leadership to support Council's vision for the community. The SAO advises Council and makes recommendations on a variety of policy, financial, organizational, service and administrative issues. The SAO is responsible for ensuring Council direction, policies and bylaws are implemented and followed.
The municipal Comptroller provides for the overall financial management of the municipality.
The municipal office offers a wide variety of services to residents, from processing payments and various service requests, to providing information on municipal programs and services and the community in general. Administrative staff also manage the Kitti Hall and Donald Kuptana Sr Memorial Arena.

PUBLIC WORKS: forms the largest municipal department and delivers core services to the community, including water supply, storage, treatment and distribution and wastewater collection, treatment and discharge. Public Works maintains several kilometers of roads and streets, operates a waste management facility and looks after the municipal cemetery.
The department maintains all municipal buildings including a Fire hall, the Public Works shop, the Northern Lights Swimming Pool and the community hall and the Donald Kuptana Sr. Memorial Arena.


The Economic Development Officer is responsible for providing service to any business or entity related to community economic development within the community of Tuktoyaktuk. The services include providing advice and assistance in areas of business operations, marketing, accounting and finance, which can have a direct impact on their financial viability and future success.

This position assists in managing a loan portfolio and several contribution/grant files at any one point of time, all of which require individual and immediate services when business opportunities or operational difficulties occur. The position delivers and assesses funding applications and makes recommendations to the appropriate approval authority on program eligibility, policy and legal requirements, application completeness, client character and capacity.

It is essential that the approved projects meet the policy requirements, are accounted for and are successfully implemented to safeguard the integrity of the programs and meet Industry, Tourism and Investment’s legislated mandate in respect of community economic development.


The community of Tuktoyaktuk offers regular recreation programming at Kitti Hall and the Donald Kuptana Sr Memorial Arena throughout the year.
The majority of this programming is offered through the Hamlet’s Recreation Department. Programming such as soccer, floor hockey, baseball, basketball for all ages throughout the year, men and lady’s night gatherings, movie nights for the youth, sewing programs, elder’s activities and traditional/cultural activities are offered on a regular basis. Check out our Community Organizations page for more information