The Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) provides accommodation to licensed researchers in Iqaluit, Arviat and Igloolik. In Iqaluit, accommodation is offered in a three bedroom townhouse with a full kitchen and laundry facilities available.  Space in this facility is limited so please be sure to book your stay well in advance.  

In Arviat and Igloolik, a 3-bedroom bunkhouse with cooking and laundry facilities is available to researchers.

The standard daily rate for accommodation is $75.00 per person.  

To book accommodation in NRI bunkhouses or townhouse, contact Jamal Shirley, Director, Innovation and Research, by phone at 867-979-7290 or by e-mail at

Accommodation in the NRI facilities is available to researchers working in Nunavut with valid research license. See the User Fee Table for costs.

Laboratory Facilities

Wet laboratory space is available in Iqaluit to support sample processing and analysis. To find out more about using lab space in Iqaluit contact Jamal Shirley, Manager of Research Design and Policy Development-867-979-7290 or e-mail

Book early! Use of the NRI field research support units is allocated on a first come, first served basis.