Joe Savikataaq

Premier of Nunavut Legislative Assembly of Nunavut Paul Quassa

Joe Savikataaq

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5th Premier of Nunavut
Assumed office
June 14, 2018
CommissionerNellie Kusugak
Rebekah Williams (acting)
Preceded byPaul Quassa
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut for Arviat South
Assumed office
October 28, 2013
Preceded byriding established
Personal details
Born1960/1961 (age 58–59)[1]
Political partyIndependent
ResidenceArviat, Nunavut

Joe Savikataaq (born c. 1960) is a Canadian politician who is currently serving as the fifth and current premier of Nunavut. He was elected Premier on June 14, 2018, after his predecessor Paul Quassa lost a no-confidence vote.[2][3]


Savikataaq was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in the 2013 election and represents the electoral district of Arviat South.[4]

Savikataaq served in numerous political positions since entering politics. These include Deputy Premier of Nunavut, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation of Nunavut, Minister of Community and Government Services of Nunavut, and Minister of Energy of Nunavut.[5]

Savikataaq was elected as Premier of Nunavut on June 14, 2018.[5]


  1. ^ "Arviat South candidates want to see their community thrive". Nunatsiaq News. October 17, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "After Paul Quassa ejected, Nunavut chooses deputy as new premier". CTV News. June 14, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Sara Frizzell, "Joe Savikataaq is the new premier of Nunavut, after non-confidence vote ousts former leader". CBC News, June 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Nunavut election: Arviat South candidate profiles". CBC News. October 8, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "The Honourable Joe Savikataaq | Nunavut Legislative Assembly". Retrieved 2020-06-19.