The community of Cambridge Bay was incorporated as a hamlet governed by Mayor and Council in 1984. The hamlet covers an area of some 202 square kilometres (78 square miles) on the south shore of Victoria Island in Nunavut. Cambridge Bay was first settled in the 1920s, when souther traders established posts here, however this is a traditional hunting and fishing area for Inuit families whose camps once dotted the entire Arctic Coast. Our hamlet crest features Arctic char, our local fish, surrounding a symbol of the Northwest Passage, and displaying the Loran beacon and the midnight sun. The Loran beacon was essential in early aviation in this area, and is still in use.
The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay is a major employer in the Community.
- The Hamlet provides :
- 45 Full Time positions
- 8 Part time / Full time positions
- 8 Term positions
- 25 Casual employees
All employees with the exception of Casuals are Unionized.
Per bi-weekly payroll, the Hamlet produces an average of 100 cheques.
The gross earnings (before deductions) averages about $200,000 every two weeks for the economy of Cambridge Bay.
Summer Student Program
During the summer months, the Hamlet also employs an average 20 Summer Students in the area of Day Camps, Swimming Pool ,Youth Centre and 10 casuals in General Labour positions. This provides another $80,000 in gross earnings over approximately nine weeks of Student employment.
Employment - 86 overall ( not including Students )
62 beneficiaries 73%
24 non-beneficiaries 27%
Water/ Sewer Environment Maintenance Recreation
25 overall 2 overall 1 overall 5 overall
23 beneficiaries 2 beneficiaries 1 beneficiary 3 beneficiaries
2 non-benef. 0 non-benef 0 non-benef 2 non-benef
B-92% NB-8% B-100% B- 100% B-60%
Casual List – Mun. Ser. Casual list – Maint.
Benef. – 43 Benef. – 3
Non- B- 1 B - 100%
Wellness Finance CARS EDO Bylaw
35 overall 4 overall 6 overall 2 overall 1 overall
29 benefs. 3 benefs. 1 benef. 1 benef. 1 NB
6 non-benefs. 1 NB 5 NB 1 NB.
B-83% B-75% B-17% B -50% NB-100%
NB- 17% NB- 25% NB-83% NB-50%
1 overall 6 overall
1 NB 6 NB
NB-100% NB- 100%