Upon Your Arrival in Iqaluit

  • You will be met at the airport by a staff person from the Qikiqtani Regional Hospital. He will take you, and your luggage, to the hotel to check in.
  • BRH will also give you some taxi chits. There are several different taxi companies. Check the chits to determine which company you are to use. The cash fare is $6 per person
  • The best way to get around Iqaluit is by taxi or by walking. It is not uncommon to share your taxi with many other people. As well, you do not have to wait for an empty taxi either.
  • After you check in at the hotel, take a taxi to the Qikiqtani Regional Hospital. If it is a nice day, the hospital is an easy walk from the Frobisher Inn.
  • You will be greeted by a member of the Specialty Clinic team at the reception desk.
  • Lunch is usually served at hospital cafeteria.
  • You will be required to complete several forms and they will be provided to you by a member of the Specialty Clinic team.
  • There is a per diem for food and incidentals of ~ $141.00 per day. The Department of Health & Social Services will mail this cheque to you. Food is expensive so bring some cash to cover your needs during the week. There is a Royal Bank ATM in the Frobisher Hotel lobby.
  • You will also fill out a second form that confirms "actual hours worked". Ms. McGlade faxes the document to OHSNI. Based on this paperwork, OHSNI will mail you a cheque for "payment of professional services".
  • On the morning on your last day in Iqaluit, check out of the hotel and bring your suitcases with you to the hospital.
  • The hospital staff will take you to the airport for your trip home.

Travel and Lodging Arrangements- Baffin Specialist Clinics

  1. About six weeks before you are to go north OHSNI will contact the Nunavut Department of Health and Social Services to request travel arrangements. This is an important reason why we need to know the name of everyone travelling north as soon as possible. Without legal first and last names, of each passenger, the airlines cannot issue tickets.
  2. Flights are generally booked with Canadian North Airlines.
  3. We book hotel accommodations at the Frobisher Inn. If this facility is full, the Government of Nunavut reserves the right to substitute an alternate hotel.
  4. When the travel arrangements are finalized, OHSNI will contact you by email with all your travel arrangements.
  5. Review the travel paperwork carefully. If you need any change in times, dates or return location (Ottawa or Montreal only) please let us know ASAP.
  6. Nunavut Department of Health and Social Services pays for the flight and hotel room directly. You should only be asked to cover items such as any alcohol beverages or long distance phone calls.
  7. There is a travel per diem paid for food and incidentals while on work related travel. Any authorized medical specialists, their residents, nurses and technicians are all entitled to these funds. While in the north, you will be asked to sign a Travel Claim form. The Government of Nunavut will mail you a cheque for food and incidentals (after you return home). This can take up to 3 months to receive. Please bring enough money to cover your food and personal needs while in the north.