Kativik Regional Government

Update, July-September 2016: NUNIVAAT - Nunavik Statistics Program

Based on a long history of cooperation between the Kativik Regional Government (KRG)
and Université Laval, Nunivaat was
established in 2005 as a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the socioeconomic situation of Nunavik. Nunivaat is
directed by Université Laval and funded by the KRG.


Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – In December 2013, the KRG, the Makivik Corporation and the Québec government agreed to fund a study to generate hard data on the cost of living in Nunavik through in-depth analysis of the consumer patterns of Inuit households with a view to developing a comparative cost of living index.

Nunivaat was contracted to conduct the study and, for this purpose, carried out surveying of 450 households in five Nunavik communities between late 2014 and early 2016. Data processing and analysis work was performed through the spring and summer of this year. A preliminary version of the research report has now been prepared and will be discussed by the committee established under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik. The final version of the research report should be released at the November sitting of the KRG Council. The results of the study are expected to be used by the KRG, the Makivik Corporation and the Québec government to define effective and long-lasting solutions to the high cost-of-living in Nunavik.

Nunavik Cost-of-Living Database – Discussions are ongoing to permit the cost-of-living database to remain available for additional analysis, in particular to feed decisions regarding the Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures.


Data and Publications – During the third quarter of 2016, the following adjustments were made to the Nunivaat databank.

Updated Data

  • All the tables from Nunavik in Figures 2015 – Full Version are now available in the Statistics section. The full and pocket-size versions of this publication can also be downloaded from the Publications section.
  • Data on police interventions in 2015 is now available by category and village. Police data has been collected by Nunivaat since 2007 in collaboration with the Kativik Regional Police Force.

New Indicator Classifications

  • Data found previously under Vital Statistics has been moved. Birth, death and population change data is now located under Population. Marriage/cohabitation and divorce/separation data is now located under Households/Families. These adjustments bring the classification of this data in line with current statistics standards.