The Honourable Joe Savikataaq

Arviat South

Deputy Premier

Minister of Family Services

Minister responsible for Homelessness

Minister responsible for Immigration

Minister responsible for Poverty Reduction

Legislative Office: 

Phone: (867) 975-5075
Fax: (867) 975-5016
Email: jsavikataaq [at] gov [dot] nu [dot] ca

Constituency Office: 

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. He serves as the Deputy Premier, Minister of Family Services, Minister responsible for Homelessness, Minister responsible for Immigration and Minister responsible for Poverty Reduction.

Mr. Savikataaq previously served in the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, during which he served as Minister of Community and Government Services, Minister of Energy, Minister of Environment and Nunavut Co-Chair of the Hudson Bay Regional Roundtable.

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.