There are several major employers in the Cape Dorset area. There’s a Territorial Government Office that houses offices for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, Lands and Planning Division, the Office of the Fire Marshall as well as Community and Government Services.
The Municipal Government of the Hamlet of Cape Dorset is also another major employer. They employ on average 27 Full time employes and a large number of casual/on call employees.
The West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative is also another major employer with a grocery/hardware store, convenience store, Fuel delivery service, small engine repair shop, print shop and carving studio.
In addition to the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Op there is the Northwest Company’s Northern Store, another grocery store which also houses the local postal service.
The local nursing station employs a large number of Nurses and support staff, many of them having relocated from out of town.
There is a highschool and elementary school which employ a large number of teachers, many of them having relocated to Cape Dorset from out of town.