The appointment of persons wishing to serve as a Justice of Peace (JP) in Iqaluit or the communities is governed by the Justice of the Peace policy document below. You will also find below the required documents that must be reviewed and understood in order to apply to be a JP for the Nunavut Courts.

In order to serve as a JP, you should possess the following:

  • Good common sense
  • A strong sense of fairness
  • An ability to listen to all sides of a matter
  • A respect for people from all walks of life regardless of sex, race or social standing. Strong values in regard to right and wrong
  • An ability to speak a second Nunavut language is a plus, however, it is not mandatory



Forms should be faxed or mailed to the Justice of the Peace program to:

Senior Justice of the Peace,

Nunavut Court of Justice Centre

P.O. Box 297

Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0

Fax Number: 867-975-6353

EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Questions can be answered by contacting the Courthouse and requesting the JP Office at:

Telephone: 867-975-6100
Toll Free: 1-866-286-0546


Please go to: JP Policies located on sidebar: Rules, Policies, Directives for more information



*Please note the ad hoc appointment committee contemplated by the Justice of the Peace Policy has not been established, as the Government of Nunavut assured the Court in 2013 that the Justice of the Peace Act will quickly be amended to create a formal appointment and remuneration committee.