Eligible communities

As of October 1, 2016, NNC is expanding to include an additional 37 isolated northern communities who will be eligible for the full subsidy. Visit: Map of eligible communities as of October 1, 2016 to learn about the new communities.

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As of October 1, 2016, to be eligible for Nutrition North Canada (NNC), a community must:

Eligibility is based solely on isolation factors. All eligible communities will receive a full subsidy. Partial subsidy status will be eliminated. All communities eligible for food subsidies are also eligible for subsidized country or traditional food.

Find communities eligible for subsidized food (and view subsidy rates).

Find communities with set subsidy rates for country food shipped from a registered Country food processor/distributor.

Questions about eligibility

If an isolated northern community that lacks year-round surface transportation is not on the eligible community list and wishes to be considered, please send a letter to NNC including:

Communities eligible for subsidized food

Community Region Subsidy Rates ($/kg)
Level 1
Food
(High)
Level 2
Food
(Low)
Aklavik Beaufort-Delta 1.60 0.05
Akulivik Northern Quebec 4.60 2.80
Arctic Bay Baffin 8.60 6.80
Angling Lake Northern Ontario 1.60 0.05
Arviat Kivalliq 2.00 0.20
Attawapiskat Northern Ontario 1.40 0.05
Aupaluk Northern Quebec 4.60 2.80
Baker Lake Kivalliq 3.30 1.50
Bearskin Lake Northern Ontario 1.30 0.05
Berens River Northern Manitoba 1.20 0.05
Big Trout Lake Northern Ontario 1.60 0.05
Black Lake Saskatchewan 1.60 0.05
Black Tickle Southern Labrador 1.70 0.05
Blanc-Sablon * Quebec North Shore 0.05 0.05
Bloodvein Northern Manitoba 0.05 0.05
Brochet Northern Manitoba 1.40 0.05
Cambridge Bay Kitikmeot 1.80 0.05
Cape Dorset Baffin 4.60 2.80
Cat Lake Northern Ontario 1.20 0.05
Chesterfield Inlet Kivalliq 3.20 1.40
Chevery* Quebec North Shore 2.30 0.50
Clyde River Baffin 6.60 4.80
Colville Lake Sahtu 5.20 3.40
Coral Harbour Kivalliq 4.10 2.30
Deline Sahtu 2.70 0.90
Deer Lake Northern Ontario 1.40 0.05
Eabamet Lake (Fort Hope)  Northern Ontario 1.20 0.05
Favourable Lake (Sandy Lake) Northern Ontario 1.50 0.05
Fond-du-Lac Saskatchewan 1.60 0.05
Fort Albany Northern Ontario 1.30 0.05
Fort Chipewyan Alberta 1.60 0.05
Fort Good Hope Sahtu 2.90 1.10
Fort Severn Northern Ontario 2.60 0.80
Gametì (Rae Lakes) Great Slave Lake 2.90 1.10
Gethsémani (La Romaine)* Quebec North Shore 2.30 0.50
Gjoa Haven Kitikmeot 3.40 1.60
Gods Lake Narrows Northern Manitoba 1.20 0.05
Gods River Northern Manitoba 1.20 0.05
Granville Lake Northern Manitoba 1.40 0.05
Grise Fiord Baffin 16.00 14.20
Hall Beach Baffin 5.60 3.80
Harrington Harbour* Quebec North Shore 2.30 0.50
Hopedale Northern Labrador 1.70 0.05
Igloolik Baffin 5.60 3.80
Inukjuak Northern Quebec 2.90 1.10
Ivujivik Northern Quebec 5.50 3.70
Island Lake (Garden Hill) Northern Manitoba 1.60 0.05
Iqaluit Baffin 2.30 0.50
Kangiqsualujjuaq Northern Quebec 4.30 2.50
Kangiqsujuaq Northern Quebec 5.20 3.40
Kangirsuk Northern Quebec 5.40 3.60
Kasabonika Northern Ontario 1.60 0.05
Kashechewan Northern Ontario 1.30 0.05
Keewaywin Northern Ontario 1.50 0.05
Kegaska* Quebec North Shore 0.05 0.05
Kimmirut Baffin 5.40 3.60
Kingfisher Lake Northern Ontario 1.50 0.05
Kugaaruk Kitikmeot 4.10 2.30
Kugluktuk Kitikmeot 2.60 0.80
Kuujjuaq Northern Quebec 2.60 0.80
Kuujjuarapik Northern Quebec 2.20 0.40
Lansdowne House Northern Ontario 1.50 0.05
La Tabatière* Quebec North Shore 2.30 0.50
Lac Brochet Northern Manitoba 1.40 0.05
Little Grand Rapids Northern Manitoba 1.20 0.05
Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon* Quebec North Shore 0.05 0.05
Lutsel K'e Great Slave Lake 2.90 1.10
Makkovik Northern Labrador 1.50 0.05
Muskrat Dam Northern Ontario 1.50 0.05
Mutton Bay* Quebec North Shore 2.30 0.50
Nain Northern Labrador 2.50 0.70
Natuashish Northern Labrador 2.00 0.20
Naujaat Kivalliq 4.20 2.40
Negginan (Poplar River) Northern Manitoba 1.30 0.05
Norman Wells Sahtu 2.20 0.40
North Spirit Lake Northern Ontario 1.20 0.05
Ogoki Northern Ontario 1.20 0.05
Old Crow Yukon 2.70 0.90
Oxford House Northern Manitoba 1.40 0.05
Pangnirtung Baffin 4.10 2.30
Pauingassi Northern Manitoba 1.20 0.05
Paulatuk Beaufort-Delta 3.80 2.00
Peawanuck Northern Ontario 2.40 0.60
Pikangikum Northern Ontario 1.30 0.05
Pond Inlet Baffin 8.10 6.30
Poplar Hill Northern Ontario 1.30 0.05
Port-Menier Quebec North Shore 1.60 0.05
Postville Northern Labrador 1.60 0.05
Puvirnituq Northern Quebec 3.90 2.10
Qikiqtarjuaq Baffin 4.80 3.00
Quaqtaq Northern Quebec 5.50 3.70
Rankin Inlet Kivalliq 2.20 0.40
Red Sucker Lake Northern Manitoba 1.60 0.05
Resolute Baffin 10.20 8.40
Rigolet Northern Labrador 1.30 0.05
Sachigo Lake Northern Ontario 1.40 0.05
Sachs Harbour Beaufort-Delta 6.10 4.30
Saint-Augustin-Saguenay* Quebec North Shore 2.30 0.50
Salluit Northern Quebec 5.20 3.40
Sambaa K'e  Deh Cho 3.20 1.40
Sanikiluaq Baffin 1.80 0.05
Shamattawa Northern Manitoba 1.60 0.05
Stony Rapids Saskatchewan 1.60 0.05
St. Theresa Point Northern Manitoba 1.60 0.05
Summer Beaver Northern Ontario 1.50 0.05
Tadoule Lake Northern Manitoba 1.60 0.05
Taloyoak Kitikmeot 3.70 1.90
Tasiujaq Northern Quebec 4.30 2.50
Tête-à-la-Baleine* Quebec North Shore 2.30 0.50
Tuktoyaktuk Beaufort-Delta 2.50 0.70
Tulita Sahtu 2.70 0.90
Ulukhaktok (Holman) Beaufort-Delta 4.50 2.70
Umiujaq Northern Quebec 2.40 0.60
Uranium City Saskatchewan 1.60 0.05
Waasagomach Northern Manitoba 1.60 0.05
Wawakapewin Northern Ontario 1.60 0.05
Weagamow Lake Northern Ontario 1.40 0.05
Webequie Northern Ontario 1.60 0.05
Wekweètì (Snare Lake) Great Slave Lake 2.90 1.10
Wha Ti Great Slave Lake 2.90 1.10
Whale Cove Kivalliq 2.80 1.00
Williams Harbour Northern Labrador 1.70 0.05
Wollaston Lake Saskatchewan 1.60 0.05
Wunnummin Lake Northern Ontario 1.50 0.05
York Landing Northern Manitoba 1.40 0.05
* Quebec North Shore communities are eligible for a subsidy from Nutrition North Canada during the months when there is no marine service to these communities (generally from January to March).

Communities with set rates for country food subsidies

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

Map of eligible communities starting in October 1, 2016

Text description - Map of eligible communities starting in October 1, 2016

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

The map also includes communities currently being served by the program, as well as the communities that will become newly eligible for the full subsidy on October 1, 2016.

Labrador

In Labrador, Williams Harbour will become eligible for the full NNC subsidy as of October 1, 2016.

The following Labrador communities will continue to be eligible:

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

Quebec

In Quebec, Port-Menier will be eligible for the full NNC subsidy as of October 1, 2016.

The following communities will continue to be eligible for the program:

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

Ontario

In Ontario, the following communities will be eligible for the full NNC subsidy as of October 1, 2016:

  • 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

The following Ontario communities will continue to be eligible:

  • Kashechewan
  • Fort Albany
  • Attawapiskat
  • Peawanuck
  • Fort Severn
  • Bearskin Lake
  • Muskrat Dam
  • Big Trout Lake

Manitoba

In Manitoba, the following communities will become eligible for the full NNC subsidy as of October 1, 2016:

  • Tadoule Lake
  • Brochet
  • York Landing
  • Granville Lake
  • Shamattawa
  • Berens River

The following communities will continue to be eligible:

  • 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 communities will become eligible for the full NNC subsidy as of October 1, 2016:

  • Uranium City
  • Wollaston Lake
  • Fond-du-Lac
  • Stony Rapids
  • Black Lake

Alberta

In Alberta, Fort Chipewyan will become eligible for the full NNC subsidy as of October 1, 2016.

Nunavut

In Nunavut, the following communities continue to be eligible for the full NNC subsidy:

  • Qikiqtarjuaq
  • Pangnirtung
  • Iqaluit
  • Kimmirut
  • Clyde River
  • Cape Dorset
  • Pond Inlet
  • Hall Beach
  • Grise Fiord
  • Arctic Bay
  • Igloolik
  • Coral Harbour
  • Naujaat
  • 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 communities will become eligible for the full NNC subsidy as of October 1, 2016:

  • Wekweètì (Snare Lake)
  • Gameti (Rae Lakes)
  • Wha Ti
  • Lutsel K'e

In Northwest Territories, the following communities continue to be eligible:

  • Sachs Harbour
  • Ulukhaktok (Holman)
  • Paulatuk
  • Tuktoyaktuk
  • Aklavik
  • Fort Good Hope
  • Norman Wells
  • Tulita
  • Colville Lake
  • Deline
  • Sambaa K'e

Yukon

In Yukon, Old Crow continues to be eligible for the full NNC subsidy.

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