Eligible communities

COVID-19 Program enhancements

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, and to support food security in isolated communities, enhancements have been made to the Nutrition North Canada subsidy program to give Northerners in these communities better access and more savings on nutritious foods and essential items.

We have increased subsidy rates and expanded the list of food and essential items subsidized when shipped by air to all 116 Nutrition North Canada eligible communities.

There are 116 isolated northern communities eligible for the Nutrition North Canada subsidy and Nutrition Education Initiatives. 108 of these communities are eligible for the Harvesters Support Grant.

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To be eligible for Nutrition North Canada, a community must be considered isolated and meet these requirements:

List of eligible communities and their subsidy rates

Community Province/
Territory
Subsidy Rates ($/kg)
High Subsidy Level Medium Subsidy Level Low Subsidy Level Seasonal surface transportation
Aklavik Northwest Territories 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Akulivik Quebec 6.45 5.75 2.80 1.00
Angling Lake Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Arctic Bay Nunavut 11.45 9.75 6.80 1.00
Arviat Nunavut 3.25 3.15 1.00 1.00
Attawapiskat Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Aupaluk Quebec 6.45 5.75 2.80 1.00
Baker Lake Nunavut 4.80 4.45 1.50 1.00
Bearskin Lake Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Big Trout Lake Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Black Tickle Newfound land and Labrador 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Brochet Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Cambridge Bay Nunavut 3.05 2.95 1.00 1.00
Cape Dorset Nunavut 6.45 5.75 2.80 1.00
Cat Lake Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Chesterfield Inlet Nunavut 4.70 4.35 1.40 1.00
Chevery* Quebec 3.55 3.45 1.00 1.00
Clyde River Nunavut 8.95 7.75 4.80 1.00
Colville Lake Northwest Territories 7.20 6.35 3.40 1.00
Coral Harbour Nunavut 5.80 5.25 2.30 1.00
Deer Lake Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Deline Northwest Territories 4.05 3.85 1.00 1.00
Eabamet Lake (Fort Hope) Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Favourable Lake (Sandy Lake) Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Fond-du-Lac Saskatchewan 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Fort Albany Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Fort Chipewyan Alberta 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Fort Good Hope Northwest Territories 4.30 4.05 1.10 1.00
Fort Severn Ontario 3.95 3.75 1.00 1.00
Gametì (Rae Lakes) Northwest Territories 4.30 4.05 1.10 1.00
Gjoa Haven Nunavut 4.95 4.55 1.60 1.00
Gods Lake Narrows Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Gods River Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Granville Lake Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Grise Fiord Nunavut 20.70 17.15 14.20 1.00
Hall Beach Nunavut 7.70 6.75 3.80 1.00
Harrington Harbour* Quebec 3.55 3.45 1.00 1.00
Hopedale Newfoundland and Labrador 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Igloolik Nunavut 7.70 6.75 3.80 1.00
Inukjuak Quebec 4.80 4.05 1.10 1.00
Iqaluit Nunavut 3.55 3.45 1.00 1.00
Island Lake (Garden Hill) Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Ivujivik Quebec 7.55 6.65 3.70 1.00
Kangiqsualujjuaq Quebec 6.05 5.45 2.50 1.00
Kangiqsujuaq Quebec 7.20 6.35 3.40 1.00
Kangirsuk Quebec 7.45 6.55 3.60 1.00
Kasabonika Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Kashechewan Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Keewaywin Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Kimmirut Nunavut 7.45 6.55 3.60 1.00
Kingfisher Lake Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Kugaaruk Nunavut 5.80 5.25 2.30 1.00
Kugluktuk Nunavut 3.95 3.75 1.00 1.00
Kuujjuaq Quebec 3.95 3.75 1.00 1.00
Kuujjuarapik Quebec 3.45 3.35 1.00 1.00
La Romaine (Gethsémani)* Quebec 3.55 3.45 1.00 1.00
La Tabatière* Quebec 3.55 3.45 1.00 1.00
Lac Brochet Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Lansdowne House Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Little Grand Rapids Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Lutsel K'e Northwest Territories 4.30 4.05 1.10 1.00
Makkovik Newfoundland and Labrador 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Muskrat Dam Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Mutton Bay* Quebec 3.55 3.45 1.00 1.00
Nain Newfoundland and Labrador 3.80 3.65 1.00 1.00
Natuashish Newfoundland and Labrador 3.25 3.15 1.00 1.00
Naujaat (Repulse Bay) Nunavut 5.95 5.35 2.40 1.00
Negginan (Poplar River) Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Norman Wells Northwest Territories 3.45 3.35 1.00 1.00
North Spirit Lake Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Ogoki Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Old Crow Yukon 4.05 3.85 1.00 N/A**
Oxford House Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Pangnirtung Nunavut 5.80 5.25 2.30 1.00
Pauingassi Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Paulatuk Northwest Territories 5.45 4.95 2.00 1.00
Peawanuck Ontario 3.70 3.55 1.00 1.00
Pikangikum Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Pond Inlet Nunavut 10.80 9.25 6.30 1.00
Poplar Hill Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Port-Menier Quebec 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Postville Newfoundland and Labrador 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Puvirnituq Quebec 5.55 5.05 2.10 1.00
Qikiqtarjuaq Nunavut 6.70 5.95 3.00 1.00
Quaqtaq Quebec 7.55 6.65 3.70 1.00
Rankin Inlet Nunavut 3.45 3.35 1.00 1.00
Red Sucker Lake Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Resolute Nunavut 13.45 11.35 8.40 1.00
Rigolet Newfoundland and Labrador 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Sachigo Lake Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Sachs Harbour Northwest Territories 8.30 7.25 4.30 1.00
Saint-Augustin/ Pakuashipi* Quebec 3.55 3.45 1.00 1.00
Salluit Quebec 7.20 6.35 3.40 1.00
Sambaa K'e (Trout Lake) Northwest Territories 4.70 4.35 1.40 1.00
Sanikiluaq Nunavut 3.05 2.95 1.00 1.00
Shamattawa Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
St. Theresa Point Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Summer Beaver Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Tadoule Lake Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Taloyoak Nunavut 5.30 4.85 1.90 1.00
Tasiujaq Quebec 6.05 5.45 2.50 1.00
Tête-à-la-Baleine* Quebec 3.55 3.45 1.00 1.00
Tulita Northwest Territories 4.05 3.85 1.00 1.00
Ulukhaktok (Holman) Northwest Territories 6.30 5.65 2.70 1.00
Umiujaq Quebec 3.70 3.55 1.00 1.00
Uranium City Saskatchewan 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Waasagomach Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Wawakapewin Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Weagamow Lake Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Webequie Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Wekweètì (Snare Lake) Northwest Territories 4.30 4.05 1.10 1.00
Whati Northwest Territories 4.30 4.05 1.10 1.00
Whale Cove Nunavut 4.20 3.95 1.00 1.00
Wollaston Lake Saskatchewan 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
Wunnummin Lake Ontario 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
York Landing Manitoba 2.90 2.80 1.00 1.00
* Quebec North Shore communities are only eligible for the NNC subsidy during the period of the year without marine service (usually January to March).
** Old Crow, Yukon, is currently not eligible for the seasonal surface transportation subsidy as it does not have access to any surface transportation at this time.

Communities with set rates for country food subsidies

Destination Subsidy Rate ($/kg)
Origin
Community Region Province/
Territory
Cambridge Bay Rankin Inlet Pangnirtung
Aklavik Beaufort-Delta Northwest Territories 1.60 3.80 6.40
Akulivik Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Arctic Bay Baffin Nunavut 5.00 5.50 4.00
Arviat Kivalliq Nunavut 2.30 N/A 3.40
Aupaluk Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Baker Lake Kivalliq Nunavut 2.30 N/A 3.40
Cambridge Bay Kitikmeot Nunavut N/A 1.50 3.30
Cape Dorset Baffin Nunavut 5.10 2.80 3.20
Chesterfield Inlet Kivalliq Nunavut 2.10 N/A 3.40
Clyde River Baffin Nunavut 2.10 5.00 5.30
Colville Lake Sahtu Northwest Territories 1.20 3.80 6.40
Coral Harbour Kivalliq Nunavut 2.90 0.60 3.20
Deline Sahtu Northwest Territories 1.20 3.80 6.40
Fort Good Hope Sahtu Northwest Territories 1.20 3.80 6.40
Gametì (Rae Lakes) Great Slave Lake Northwest Territories 1.20 3.80 6.40
Gjoa Haven Kitikmeot Nunavut 0.70 2.70 4.70
Grise Fiord Baffin Nunavut 6.60 5.50 5.90
Hall Beach Baffin Nunavut 4.80 3.50 3.90
Igloolik Baffin Nunavut 4.80 3.50 3.90
Inukjuak Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Iqaluit Baffin Nunavut 4.90 0.70 1.00
Ivujivik Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Kangiqsualujjuaq Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Kangiqsujuaq Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Kangirsuk Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Kimmirut Baffin Nunavut 3.40 2.00 2.30
Kugaaruk Kitikmeot Nunavut 1.10 3.20 5.20
Kugluktuk Kitikmeot Nunavut 0.50 2.00 4.80
Kuujjuaq Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Kuujjuarapik Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Lutsel K'e Great Slave Lake Northwest Territories 1.20 3.80 6.40
Naujaat (Repulse Bay) Kivalliq Nunavut 2.10 N/A 6.40
Norman Wells Sahtu Northwest Territories 1.20 3.80 6.40
Old Crow Yukon Yukon 1.60 3.80 N/A
Pangnirtung Baffin Nunavut 3.90 2.50 6.40
Paulatuk Beaufort-Delta Northwest Territories 1.60 3.80 5.90
Pond Inlet Baffin Nunavut 6.60 5.50 2.40
Puvirnituq Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 0.70
Qikiqtarjuaq Baffin Nunavut 4.60 3.30 2.40
Quaqtaq Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.50
Rankin Inlet Kivalliq Nunavut 0.90 N/A 3.90
Resolute Baffin Nunavut 5.00 3.70 4.00
Sachs Harbour Beaufort-Delta Northwest Territories 1.60 3.80 6.40
Salluit Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Sambaa K'e (Trout Lake) Deh Cho Northwest Territories 1.20 3.80 5.90
Sanikiluaq Baffin Nunavut 6.60 5.50 5.00
Taloyoak Kitikmeot Nunavut 0.90 3.00 2.40
Tasiujaq Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 6.40
Tulita Sahtu Northwest Territories 1.20 3.80 6.40
Ulukhaktok (Holman) Beaufort-Delta Northwest Territories 1.60 3.80 6.40
Umiujaq Northern Quebec Quebec 3.50 2.10 2.40
Wekweètì (Snare Lake) Great Slave Lake Northwest Territories 1.20 3.80 6.40
Whale Cove Kivalliq Nunavut 2.10 N/A 3.40
Wha Ti Great Slave Lake Northwest Territories 1.20 3.80 6.40

Map of community eligibility as of April 1, 2019

Description - Map of NNC Community eligibility as of April 1, 2019

This map of Canada identifies the 116 communities that are eligible for the Nutrition North Canada subsidy.

Labrador

The following 7 Labrador communities are eligible:

  • Black Tickle
  • Rigolet
  • Makkovik
  • Postville
  • Hopedale
  • Natuashish
  • Nain

Quebec

The following 22 communities are eligible for the program:

  • Port-Menier
  • Saint-Augustin/ Pakuashipi
  • La Tabatière
  • Tête-à-la-Baleine
  • Mutton Bay
  • Harrington Harbour
  • Chevery
  • La Romaine (Gethsémani)
  • Kangiqsualujjuaq
  • Kuujjuaq
  • Tasiujaq
  • Aupaluk
  • Kangirsuk
  • Quaqtaq
  • Kangiqsujuaq
  • Salluit
  • Ivujivik
  • Akulivik
  • Puvirnituq
  • Inukjuak
  • Umiujaq
  • Kuujjuarapik

Ontario

In Ontario, the following 27 communities are eligible for the program:

  • Ogoki
  • Webequie
  • Lansdowne House
  • Eabamet Lake (Fort Hope)
  • Summer Beaver
  • Wawakapewin
  • North Spirit Lake
  • Cat Lake
  • Poplar Hill
  • Deer Lake
  • Favourable Lake (Sandy Lake)
  • Keewaywin
  • Sachigo Lake
  • Kasabonika
  • Angling Lake
  • Wunnummin Lake
  • Kingfisher Lake
  • Weagamow Lake
  • Pikangikum
  • Kashechewan
  • Fort Albany
  • Attawapiskat
  • Peawanuck
  • Fort Severn
  • Bearskin Lake
  • Muskrat Dam
  • Big Trout Lake

Manitoba

In Manitoba, the following 16 communities are eligible for the program:

  • Tadoule Lake
  • Brochet
  • York Landing
  • Granville Lake
  • Shamattawa
  • Lac Brochet
  • Red Sucker Lake
  • God's River
  • Oxford House
  • God's Lake Narrows
  • Waasagomach
  • Island Lake (Garden Hill)
  • St. Theresa Point
  • Negginan (Poplar River)
  • Pauingassi
  • Little Grand Rapids

Saskatchewan

In Saskatchewan, the following 3 communities are eligible for the program:

  • Uranium City
  • Wollaston Lake
  • Fond-du-Lac

Alberta

In Alberta, the following community is eligible for program:

  • Fort Chipewyan

Nunavut

In Nunavut, the following 25 communities are eligible for the program:

  • Qikiqtarjuaq
  • Pangnirtung
  • Iqaluit
  • Kimmirut
  • Clyde River
  • Cape Dorset
  • Pond Inlet
  • Hall Beach
  • Grise Fiord
  • Arctic Bay
  • Igloolik
  • Coral Harbour
  • Naujaat (Repulse Bay)
  • Resolute
  • Taloyoak
  • Kugaaruk
  • Gjoa Haven
  • Cambridge Bay
  • Kugluktuk
  • Baker Lake
  • Chesterfield Inlet
  • Rankin Inlet
  • Whale Cove
  • Arviat
  • Sanikiluaq

Northwest Territories

In Northwest Territories, the following 14 communities are eligible for the program:

  • Wekweètì (Snare Lake)
  • Gameti (Rae Lakes)
  • Wha Ti
  • Lutsel K'e
  • Sachs Harbour
  • Ulukhaktok (Holman)
  • Paulatuk
  • Aklavik
  • Fort Good Hope
  • Norman Wells
  • Tulita
  • Colville Lake
  • Deline
  • Sambaa K'e (Trout Lake)

Yukon

In Yukon, the following community is eligible for the program:

  • Old Crow

Note: Since Nutrition North's expansion in 2016, 4 communities have gained road access, and no longer meet the isolation criteria for the program and 1 community was relocated by the province. These include:

  • Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories
  • Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan
  • Black Lake, Saskatchewan
  • Berens River, Manitoba
  • Williams Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador

Source:

  • CIRNAC, Nutrition North Canada, April 2;
  • Natural Resources Canada, National Atlas of Canada, 1:750,000,000.
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