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The following news present significant events from the past four weeks that may affect the supply and demand in the labour force in Nunavut.

The Grays Bay Port and Road project in Nunavut has been revived, aiming to connect mineral deposits in Nunavut to southern Canada. The Canadian Infrastructure Bank has provided $3M to the project, which is anticipated to cost $1B. The project includes a deepwater port and a 230-kilometre all-weather road that connects to ice roads to Yellowknife. Permits will be under consideration until 2027, with construction commencing in 2030.

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  • Week of 2024-06-24 to 2024-06-28
    • The federal and Nunavut governments, along with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Nunavut Research Institute and Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, are jointly providing $4.8M over five years to create a new research unit. The unit will conduct patient-oriented research to improve health care through evidence-based solutions.

      canada.ca
  • Week of 2024-06-17 to 2024-06-21
    • The federal government expanded the Critical Minerals List to include high-purity iron, which is used to make steel with a lower carbon footprint. The move may encourage more mining acitivity in Nunavut in the future.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • Child and family wellness services will be reduced in Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Igloolik, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq and Sanirajak, Nunavut until July 7 due to labour shortages.

      www.gov.nu.ca
    • Nunavuk Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is providing $1.5M for a feasibility study on Inuktut academic schools to strengthen Inuktut in Nunavut and its education systems. After seeing a model of Kalaallisut as the language of instruction in Greenland primary classrooms, the NTI board seeks to implement an equivalent in Nunavut.

      tunngavik.com
  • Week of 2024-06-10 to 2024-06-14
    • The Nunavut government is increasing salaries by nine percent for Government of Nunavut employees who are part of the Nunavut Employees Union and for senior management groups. Specialized roles within the Nunavut government will receive a two percent salary increase. Increases will take effect September 30 this year.

      nnsl.com
    • The Grise Fiord Health Centre closed on June 10 to June 14 due to a staff shortage. Emergency care will be available during the closure and on June 14 the centre will reopen for regular service.

      www.gov.nu.ca
  • Week of 2024-05-27 to 2024-05-31
    • The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is creating a community research network, providing a research administrator in each Aklavik, Inuvik, Sachs Harbour, and Paulatuk. The research administrator will help coordinate research programs in each community and provide skills development courses and workshops for residents.

      cabinradio.ca
    • The Nunavut government is spending $1.7M to hire a security company to provide security at Rankin Inlet’s airport. The three-year contract will be effective June 1, 2024. The contract tender included a requirement that the company must hire locally.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • Higher Experience, a new locally-owned and run cannabis store, opened in Iqaluit in April. Alongside Nuna Cannabis, Higher Experience is the second legal cannabis store in Iqaluit.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • The federal government is providing $2M toward improving water treatment facilities in Nunavut. The money will be used to develop proposals for upgrading facilities in Clyde River, Coral Harbour, and Igloolik. Money will also go towards design and construction phases for treatment facility projects underway in Arctic Bay, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet, Rankin Inlet, and Sanikiluaq.

      canada.ca
  • Week of 2024-05-20 to 2024-05-24
    • The federal government is providing $13.5M for four airports across the NWT and Nunavut. The funding will help to upgrade safety-related infrastructure, runways and, new equipment.

      mytruenorthnow.com
  • Week of 2024-05-13 to 2024-05-17
    • The Nunavut Government is increasing the Nunavut Household Allowance from $400 to $1000 per month for its territorial employees living in private housing in an effort to make housing more affordable. The territorial government has expanded the benefit eligibility, enabling casual government workers with over six months continuous employment to receive the subsidy.

      www.gov.nu.ca
  • Week of 2024-05-06 to 2024-05-10
    • Nolinor Aviation is establishing a secondary base in Edmonton to assist the company’s flight support of mining activity in Nunavut. The Montreal-based airline provides direct service to mining projects in Nunavut.

      flightglobal.com
  • Week of 2024-04-29 to 2024-05-03
    • Iqaluit Transit, a 32-seat shuttle bus service, is expected to begin operations this spring. The shuttle will provide service from Apex to the airport with multiple stops between and will operate Monday to Saturday.

      nunavutnews.com
  • Week of 2024-04-22 to 2024-04-26
    • The federal governments’ 2024-2025 fiscal budget includes $5B in loan guarantees for Indigenous communities looking to develop natural resource and energy products. The 2024/25 budget also includes $918M for Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, $89M to improve road access, $175M for First Nations emergency management, $467M for First Nations and Inuit-led policing.

      nnsl.com
    • The federal government’s 2024-2025 budget includes specified funding of $2.15M for Nunafab Corp. to install a modular home production plant in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The plant will produce modular homes to be shipped to Nunavut communities.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2024-04-15 to 2024-04-19
    • The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation and NCC Development are partnering to provide $4.9M over six years for a training program for Nunavut Inuit. The program will train up to 90 Inuit to work in the construction industry. This fiscal year, Arctic Bay, Arviat, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet and Taloyoak will have training opportunities.

      tunngavik.com
    • Adventure Canada is running an Inuit training program to employ Inuit in the tourism industry on northern cruises and guided tours. The program is an effort for Inuit to take ownership over how Inuit knowledge is shared. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators partners with the Adventure Canada programs and reports that there is higher operator demand than available candidates.

      rcinet.ca
    • The Nunavut government is providing increased financial support to the District Education Authorities as of July 2024. The money will enable the DEAs to employ office managers on a full-time, rather than part-time, basis.

      www.gov.nu.ca
    • The Nunavut Teacher’s Association president reports that many teachers are leaving their roles due to violence issues in schools. Violence in schools is reportedly becoming more frequent, resulting in school lockdown measures and violence against teachers. From October 2022 to March 2024, 137 incidents of student-on-teacher abuse or assault were reported.

      nunatsiaq.com
  • Week of 2024-04-08 to 2024-04-12
    • Natural Resources Canada project that expenditures spent on mining exploration in 2024 will increase in the NWT and Nunavut and decrease in the Yukon. The NWT will see a 27% increase to $143.7M, Nunavut will see a 23% increase to $267.7M, and the Yukon will see a 10% drop to $141.1M. In Nunavut, almost $450M is projected for mine complex development, while only $17M is forecasted for NWT.

      miningnorth.com
    • The federal government released a policy update, providing $8B for defense spending over five years and almost $73B over 20 years to reinforce Canada’s sovereignty in the Arctic. The funding will go towards building infrastructure such as airstrips, logistical facilities, and equipment. The policy also aims to improve recruitment and retention in the military labour force and provide economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples in the north.

      cabinradio.ca
    • Arctic Fresh is discontinuing its flight between Sanikiluaq and Iqaluit, the only direct flight between Sanikiluaq and the rest of Nunavut, due to the financial loss generated from the service. Arctic Fresh has struggled to continue operations after the Nunavut government stopped subsidizing the airline.

      cbc.ca
    • Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is allocating $1.38M for Inunnguinirmut Tukimuattittijiit to review Inuit-led and delivered early childhood services options. The review will support the use of $16.4M budgeted for governance of the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care system. NTI is also providing funding towards renovating long term care facilities in three communities, developing laboratory and research capacity, developing an infrastructure assessment, and constructing three daycares.

      tunngavik.com
  • Week of 2024-03-25 to 2024-03-29
    • The Nunavut government is implementing a new remote work policy, requiring remote government employees to reapply for their positions. The reapplication process will be a competitive hiring process for the estimated 50 employees working outside Nunavut. The territorial government continues to struggle to hire permanent workers, largely due to lack of affordable housing.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2024-03-18 to 2024-03-22
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided a $6.5M contract to Sedna ROV Services to conduct hydrographic survey missions in the Arctic Ocean to ensure marine safety over the next two years. Job training and employment opportunities for eligible Indigenous students are supported through the initiative.

      canada.ca
    • The Nunavut government will be opening a new family wellness centre in the Government of Nunavut building in Iqaluit. The centre will contain seven bedrooms and programming facilities, providing a place for emergency foster placement and family visits.

      nunatsiaq.com
  • Week of 2024-03-11 to 2024-03-15
    • The Nunavut government is accepting applications for funding for training, education, and product and infrastructure development through its Community Tourism and Cultural Industries program. Outfitters, tourist establishments, local businesses, artists and art organizations, hunters and trappers’ organizations, and municipalities are eligible.

      www.gov.nu.ca
    • The federal government is providing $35.6M to the Nunavut government through two bilateral agreements to support health and elder care. The first agreement of $23.6M over three years supports recruitment of Inuit to health care positions including radiological technicians, nurses, and paramedics. The second agreement of $12M over five years funds recruitment in elder care.

      newswire.ca
    • The Nunavut government is accepting proposals for it’s Targeted Labour Market Program for the 2024 to 2025 fiscal year. Training programs targeting youth, persons with a disability, trades, heavy equipment, skills, and employment readiness will be prioritized. Programs outside Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay and those offered in Inuktitut will also be prioritized.

      www.gov.nu.ca
  • Week of 2024-03-04 to 2024-03-08
    • The Iqaluit city council granted over $1M in sole-sourcing contracts for a project to pump water from Apex River to the Lake Geraldine reservoir during summer months. The project is expected to extend into 2026 when a new reservoir and distribution system is ready to operate.

      nunatsiaq.com
  • Week of 2024-02-26 to 2024-03-01
    • The Nunavut government is expanding the full-day kindergarten pilot program to Gjoa Haven, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Resolute Bay, Sanikiluaq and Taloyoak. Kindergarten at schools in these communities will begin full-day programs in the next school year.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • The Nunavut government’s budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year includes close to $3B in spending. The budget allots $157M for infrastructure, $82.7M for building public and staff housing, $3.1M to hire 31 family services employees, $1.1M for training more Nunavummiut for social work, $3.6M will go towards hiring public works staff, $3M for improving health centres security, and $1.4M for hiring more RCMP officers.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • The lack of housing in Nunavut is the most frequently raised concern in the territory. Additionally, the lack of employment opportunities and banks outside Iqaluit create barriers for residents to build up their credit rating to qualify for mortgages. As a result, many residents rely on public housing. Government employees also stated that they are afraid of retiring and losing their government housing.

      nationalobserver.com
  • Week of 2024-02-12 to 2024-02-16
    • The Nunavut government, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., and the federal government launched Inunnguqsaivik, a learning initiative to support Nunavut Inuit in gaining skills and knowledge to manage Nunavut resources. The initiative is an effort to support the Inuit labour force through the devolution process. Under the Nunavut Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement, signed January 18, 2024, land, water, and natural resource decision-making transfers to the territory.

      tunngavik.com
  • Week of 2024-02-05 to 2024-02-09
    • Nunavut Housing Corp. announced a $134.7M contract with NCC Development (NCCD) to build 166 houses across 17 communities – 146 will be public units and 20 units for staff. Construction is to begin in 2024. NCCD aims to employ 30% Inuit labour during construction.

      nnsl.com
    • The Citibank Foundation Canada, the federal government, and the Nunavut government are providing $670K, $235K, and $25K respectively for Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre (QCFC) to upgrade its facility. QCFC is also investing $100K to the expansion project. The improvements will allow QCFC to become a bulk food and dry goods store in Iqaluit

      nunatsiaq.com
    • The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation Board approved $12M towards training and post-secondary education for Inuit in Nunavut. In 2023-2024 and 2024-2025, $5M will be provided each year to this initiative. Makigiaqta also approved an additional $1M for the Makigiaqta Post-Secondary Education Funding Program to support training and employment development opportunities for Inuit post-secondary students.

      tunngavik.com
  • Week of 2024-01-29 to 2024-02-02
    • B2Gold increased its cost estimates for its Goose Mine project up to $1.05B due to underestimated labour costs, site operation costs, and impacts of inflation on materials and transportation. To complete construction, B2Gold estimates spending $280M this year. Despite issues such as deficiencies in power generation and distribution, the Goose Mine is still on track to pour its first gold in early 2025.

      miningnewsnorth.com
    • The Nunavut government is beginning a youth after school employment pilot program for students in high school, college, or recently graduated. Students are eligible if they have completed grade 10 and are at least 14 years old, Nunavut Inuit will be prioritized.

      www.gov.nu.ca
    • The Nunavut Planning Commission approved Australian-based White Cliff Minerals’ exploration plan at its Coppermine River project. In 2024, contractors may be brought in, and the planning phase may be completed. Initially, White Cliff will conduct its logistical planning from Kugluktuk.

      canadianminingjournal.com
    • Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) opened a seasonal pilot training program, the Atik Mason Indigenous Pilot Pathway program, in Rankin Inlet for Indigenous community members. There is no end date to the program and EIC aims to take in students each year indefinitely. In May, 12 students will begin training.

      nunavutnews.com
  • Week of 2024-01-22 to 2024-01-26
    • The federal government, Nunavut government, and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. finalized the Nunavut Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement January 18. The agreement transfers decision making on public land, freshwater, and non-renewable resource use in Nunavut from the federal to territorial government. Devolution is a step towards greater self determination and self-reliance for Nunavut.

      tunngavik.com
  • Week of 2024-01-15 to 2024-01-19
    • The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. are jointly providing $3.5M towards a five-year study on the possible use of wastewater monitoring in Iqaluit. The research project will aim to detect and prevent the spread of tuberculosis in the territory.

      tunngavik.com
  • Week of 2024-01-08 to 2024-01-12
    • A plan to build a $63M fuel tank farm project in Arviat was struck down due to environmental concerns with the proposed site location. Nunavut’s Community and Government Services department will consult with Arviat a second time between Jan 29 and Feb 2. Final recommendations will be offered this fall.

      cbc.ca
    • The federal government has pledged $27M towards new housing in Nunavut, with $8.9M of the funding designated for Iqaluit. It is estimated that about 450 homes will be built across 22 communities in the territory over the next three years. The funding is also expected to help Nunavut to meet its target of building 3,000 homes by the end of the decade.

      aptnnews.ca
    • The federal and Nunavut governments are jointly providing over $194M in northern infrastructure, healthcare and transit projects across six communities. Projects include completing a long-term care facility in Rankin Inlet, purchasing public transportation vehicles in Pond Inlet and Resolute Bay, and new water treatment facilities in Sanikiluaq, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet, and Rankin Inlet.

      canada.ca
  • Week of 2023-12-18 to 2024-01-05
    • The Town of Inuvik in NWT has awarded a contract to Whitehorse-based energy company, Solvest, to build a solar farm at the Midnight Sun Complex. The federal government has pledged $5.6M in 2022 towards the project.

      cabinradio.ca
    • The federal government is providing $1.15M to address the root causes of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Two organizations will receive money, with $615K going towards the Northwest Territories/Nunavut Council of Friendship Centres and over $544K to the Nunavut Inuit Women’s Association.

      canada.ca
    • CanNor is providing an additional $3M to northern Indigenous organizations in support of four projects working towards improving northern food security. The money will go towards procuring equipment, preparing facility sites, procuring project management and professional services, and completing building designs.

      canada.ca
    • The City of Iqaluit is considering wind energy as an option to transition away from its reliance on fossil fuels. Qikiqtaaluk Corp. and Nunavut Nukkasarvut Corp are consulting communities in Iqaluit on possible hydro, solar and wind projects. Survey work on renewable energy projects could potentially begin next summer.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2023-12-11 to 2023-12-15
    • Pond Inlet still has open water a month after it is usually frozen and can be used for hunting and fishing. Hunters have had to travel on land instead of the ice, making hunting more difficult.

      cbc.ca
    • CanNor is providing over $857K for the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium to expand its programs to help increase Inuit representation in the fisheries sector. The funding will support the Consortium to develop a mentoring curriculum, to train Inuit mentors and mentees, and evaluate its business management certificate program.

      canada.ca
    • Nunavik Eastern Arctic Shipping Inc. (NEAS) is investigating a gradual shift away from fossil fuel to renewable energies such as ethanol, ammonia, or hydrogen. NEAS will continue operations to ensure northern communities are served during a transition.

      nunatsiaq.com
  • Week of 2023-11-27 to 2023-12-01
    • The City of Iqaluit voted in favour of a development plan for three housing complexes in Iqaluit. On Dec. 12, council will vote for final approval. The plan includes a 24-unit complex developed by TBG Construction Ltd, a 75-unit complex by Eric Caouette and NCC Development Ltd., and a third complex by a non-profit organization.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • B2Gold Corp.’s Goose gold mine, one of the most advanced deposits within the Back River gold project, is set to pour its first gold in early 2025. B2Gold is currently preparing to build a winter ice road to deliver fuel, equipment and supplies for predevelopment activities.

      miningnewsnorth.com
  • Week of 2023-11-20 to 2023-11-24
    • Travel Nunavut expressed a goal to grow Nunavut’s tourism into a $1B sector by 2030 and is looking for federal government’s support. The not-for-profit membership association stated that improvement to transportation infrastructure and more support for Inuit-owned travel businesses are keys to the sector’s growth. In 2019, the tourism sector employed 3,000 people with a $400M economic impact.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • B2Gold Corporation recently released its renewable energy plan that includes building wind turbines and battery storage systems to power its Goose gold mine near Bathurst Inlet. The mine is currently under construction and employed over 710 workers. The company is expected to hire about 500 employees at its open pit operation.

      nunavutnews.com
  • Week of 2023-11-13 to 2023-11-17
    • Construction is underway at the new $1.7M cultural centre in Cambridge Bay, which is expected to open for programming in January 2024. The centre will provide space for various cultural activities including Inuinnaqtun revitalization initiatives.

      cbc.ca
    • The federal and Nunavut governments jointly launched a $50M three-year early learning and childcare plan (ELCC). Over $32.5M will be used to make childcare more affordable, $2M to increase childcare spaces, and over $12.6M to support recruitment efforts in the childcare sector.

      newswire.ca
    • The Nunavut government and Nunavut Employees Union signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to improve recruitment and retention for workers in hospitals, and health care and correctional facilities. The MOU includes hourly wage increases, student loan financial assistance, and tuition reimbursement in exchange for work.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2023-11-06 to 2023-11-10
    • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is allocating $200K for the Iqaluit Humane Society to upgrade its main building and lot, allowing it to expand its operations. The society also plans to develop a public storefront to generate revenue.

      canada.ca
    • The Government of Nunavut is increasing the minimum wage from $16 to $19 per hour in the territory, effective January 1, 2024. At $19 per hour, Nunavut will have the highest minimum wage across the country.

      .gov.nu.ca
    • Economic Development and Transportation Canada provided $7,500 to four Nunavut students currently enrolled in aviation studies programs. Aviation engineer and pilot shortages across Canada motivated this funding, aiming to help increase skilled labour in the air transportation sector.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • The federal government has awarded a $46M contract to Iqaluit-based construction company, Pilitak Enterprises Ltd., to build a new National Aerial Surveillance Program aircraft hanger at Iqaluit’s airport. The project is expected to create training and job opportunities for residents during the 18 months of construction.

      nunatsiaq.com
  • Week of 2023-10-30 to 2023-11-03
    • The Jays Care Foundation provided $11,000 for The Nanilavut Initiative to support residential school survivors and families. The Nanilavut Initiative by the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation aims to promote Truth and Reconciliation.

      inuvialuit.com
    • Natural Resources Canada projected the value of mineral production in the NWT was up significantly in 2022, while the value of mineral production declined in Nunavut. Estimated diamond production in the NWT increased 28% to $2.17B in 2022 compared to 2021, while mineral production decreased 12% to $2.26B in Nunavut during the same period.

      miningnorth.com
  • Week of 2023-10-16 to 2023-10-20
    • Nunavut Arctic College is offering a new culinary arts program at its Cambridge Bay campus in response to meet a market demand for more chefs. Higher cruise ship traffic during the summer increased tourism in Cambridge Bay and many kitchens struggle to find cooks.

      cbc.ca
    • Canadian North is partnering with Mount Royal University in Calgary to offer jobs for students in the university’s aviation program once they graduated. The program is also expected to help provide education and employment opportunities for Inuit students working in the North.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2023-10-02 to 2023-10-06
    • The federal government is providing nearly $2M to four Nunavut organizations – Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Kitikmeot Friendship Society, Ilitaqsiniq, and Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society – which address gender-based violence through various means.

      canada.ca
    • The federal government is providing $17.9M and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association is providing $11.9M to build 21 new housing units in Nunavut. The units will be built in Grise Fiord, Resolute Bay, Clyde River, Arctic Bay and Pond Inlet.

      nunavutnews.com
    • The federal government is providing $16.4M over four years to create programs and supports for gender-based survivors and their families as well as promote awareness through campaigns and workshops. The federal government is also pledging $500K to go towards gender-based violence crisis hotlines in Nunavut.

      canada.ca
    • The Iqaluit city council is providing $140K to Ottawa-based Monument-Urso to conduct land surveys for five projects in Iqaluit. Iqaluit’s city planner pointed to a need for Nunavut-based surveyors that understand varying environmental conditions in Nunavut.

      nunatsiaq.com
  • Week of 2023-09-25 to 2023-09-29
    • The federal government is providing $280K to the Kivalliq Trade Show Society for strategic development, annual trade show costs, and the society’s entrepreneurship program. The Kivalliq Trade Show Society supports local businesses, the arts and entrepreneurship in Nunavut’s Kivalliq Region.

      canada.ca
    • The Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre received $675K to open a country food grocery store in Iqaluit. The money was won in Citi Foundation’s Global Innovation Challenge promoting innovative ways to address food insecurity. The grant will be received over two years.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • The federal government is providing $1.6M to the Inuvik Native Band for youth under 18 years old. The money will go towards cultural, recreation, on-the-land, health, and education programs as well as a new van. The funding comes through the federally administered Jordan’s Principle.

      nnsl.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $350K to renovate and expand Iqaluit’s Franco-Centre. Further funds from the Association des francophones du Nunavut and the Government of Nunavut bring the total support to $550K. The centre hosts over 200 community activities annually and hosts the city’s only French-language radio station and newspaper.

      canada.ca
    • The Kitikmeot Heritage Society is constructing a new cultural campus in the community of Cambridge Bay. The new campus has been in development for almost five years and is expected to be completed by November 2023. The facility will open in January and is expected to cost roughly $4M. Both the federal and Nunavut governments have provided funds to the facility.

      nunavutnews.com
  • Week of 2023-09-11 to 2023-09-15
    • Canadian North has lifted its restriction on accepting cargo for Nunavut’s Qikiqtaaluk region. Wildfires had forced the airline to limit shipments to all communities north of Nunavut after its Iqaluit cargo facility reached capacity.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • An unnamed comedy television series set in Iqaluit has begun casting. The series will air on CBC and APTN and has received more than 350 applicants so far. The series is expected to begin filming next spring or summer.

      nunavutnews.com
    • The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission store in Rankin Inlet is temporarily reducing its hours due to staffing shortages. This reduction is expected to last until September 17.

      www.gov.nu.ca
    • Construction has begun on Sakku Investments Corporation’s modular home factory in Arviat. The $50M project is expected to begin operations in 2025. The factory will help address Nunavut’s housing crisis and will employ about 40 people once it opens.

      nunatsiaq.com
  • Week of 2023-08-28 to 2023-09-01
    • In Nunavut, there is a high job vacancy rate for teacher positions at 9%. Across the regions, there are 36 vacancies in Qikiqtani, 23 in Kivalliq, and 22 in Kitikmeot. There are fewer open positions than last year, but the shortage is still straining schools.

      rcinet.ca
  • Week of 2023-08-21 to 2023-08-25
    • Construction recently began on Aqqusariaq, Nunavut’s first addictions and trauma centre. The centre will cost a total of $83.7M and Indigenous Services Canada will provide $9.7M per year for operating funding. Construction is expected to be complete by 2025.

      cbc.ca
    • Canadian North Resources Inc. received $125K from the Nunavut government through the Discover, Invest, Grow program to be used for mineral exploration at the corporation’s Ferguson Lake Property. This is the first installment of a $250K grant for mineral exploration.

      cnresources.com
  • Week of 2023-08-14 to 2023-08-18
    • Five kindergartens across Nunavut are engaging in a full-time schooling pilot project. The pilot project is designed to allow the Department of Education to estimate what resources would be needed to support a full-day program across all communities in the territory.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • The City of Iqaluit is applying for funding from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to build 160 units of new housing over the next three years. According to the city, if this project were approved it would be eligible for an estimated $8.8M in funds.

      cbc.ca
    • The Northwest Territories and Nunavut both posted positive growth in retail sales for 2022. The Northwest Territories was up 3.1% to $916.5M in sales in 2022 compared to a year ago. Nunavut was up 5.1% to $583.3M in sales during the same period.

      nnsl.com
  • Week of 2023-08-07 to 2023-08-11
    • American West Metals and Aston Bay Metals discovered significant copper content at the Storm property on Somerset Island, Nunavut.

      canadianminingjournal.com
    • The Iqaluit Housing Authority (IHA) and Nunavut Employees Union resolved their 136-day labour dispute. IHA employees returned to work on August 3. The new agreement includes fair wage increases, National Truth and Reconciliation Day as a paid holiday, 10 days of family violence leave, and an additional week of paid maternity leave.

      nnsl.com
  • Week of 2023-07-31 to 2023-08-04
    • Pond Inlet expects to receive 30 cruise ships this year and Cambridge Bay expects 11 before mid-September, bringing economic benefits to local artists. Cambridge Bay Hamlet Council set aside $50K to purchase Cambridge Bay artists products to sell, with 90% of profits returned to artists.

      issuu.com
    • Canadian North Resources Inc. received $3,114,700 through non-brokered private placement of common shares. The proceeds from these shares will go towards critical mineral exploration activities at the Ferguson Lake project in Nunavut.

      cnresources.com
    • The federal government is providing $240K for a program across the territories to fill job vacancies will bilingual workers and build capacity across sectors. The project will run for three years, working to identify levels of need, expand supply, and improve capacity for bilingual workers.

      canada.ca
    • Red Marrow Media is producing a new series and is seeking to cast Inuit and Indigenous performers. Filming will commence in Iqaluit from March to July 2024, travel and accommodation will be provided for the times actors are needed.

      cabinradio.ca
    • The Nunavut Employees Union reached a tentative agreement with the Iqaluit Housing Association. The agreement will be presented to IHA workers part of the Union on August 1.

      www.neu.ca
  • Week of 2023-07-24 to 2023-07-28
    • The Nunavut Employees Union ratified a new collective agreement with the Hamlet of Arviat on July 12. The agreement includes more leave for hunting and family violence, and wage increases retroactive to April 1, 2019. The NEU also has a similar new collective agreement with Baker Lake, ratified June 16.

      nunatsiaq.com
  • Week of 2023-07-17 to 2023-07-21
    • The new tank farm development project in Arviat, Nunavut, has halted and the Arviat council voted to ask the Nunavut government to restart the project. The location, ecological changes required, and community consultation have been contested.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • Dorte Mandrup Architects received the design contract for the Nunavut Inuit Heritage Centre and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., and Qikiqtani Inuit Association are providing $5M each towards the project. The 55,000 square foot facility will offer programs and house ancestral items.

      nunatsiaq.com
  • Week of 2023-07-10 to 2023-07-14
    • The Nunavut government has paused the Katittuq Nunavut Fibre project – installing an undersea cable from Milton, N.L., to Iqaluit this year. The Territory budgeted $50M, and the federal government provided $151M, but the Request for Proposal exceeded this amount.

      cbc.ca
    • The City of Iqaluit will spend $20K for Nunami Stantec Ltd. to investigate alternatives to the Apex River water pumping station. The Apex station pumps water to Iqaluit’s reservoir, Lake Geraldine. In past years, low water levels in August or September limit pumping, necessitating a backup.

      nunatsiaq.com
  • Week of 2023-07-03 to 2023-07-07
    • The federal government is contributing $41M towards building the Nunavut Recovery Centre in Iqaluit. Makigiaqta Training Corp. will provide $11.8M to train Inuit counsellors. Groundwork is expected to begin this summer by Tower Arctic and the centre is expected to open in 2025.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2023-06-26 to 2023-06-30
    • The Nunavut government is working to improve retention in its public service by implementing a flexible workplace policy and conducting a salary review. Nunavut has high vacancy rates, around 38%, across its public service. Workplace policy changes may happen in the fall 2023.

      cbc.ca
    • The community of Kinngait, Nunavut is participating in the federal government’s Community Hydrography program to help chart bodies of water. The data will help detect marine hazards and find good locations for fishing.

      rcinet.ca
    • The Canadian Coast Guard’s Arctic Marine Response Station recently opened in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut for the 2023 season. The station has added a new crew member and has extended its operational season to October 2023.

      canada.ca
    • Canada Energy Regulator forecasts the need to add 86 megawatts of wind and 118 megawatts of solar energy across the territories for Canada to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Two wind and solar projects are underway across the territories and more may arise in the future.

      cabinradio.ca
  • Week of 2023-06-19 to 2023-06-23
    • Nunavut Tunngavik Inc, has decided where to allocate federal funding of $422M for Inuit housing. Affordable housing initiatives will receive $67% of the funding while 30% will be for shelters as well as Elder and youth housing. The remaining 3% will support programs and training.

      tunngavik.com
  • Week of 2023-06-12 to 2023-06-16
    • The Government of Nunavut has taken over Qulliq Energy Corp.’s information technology system after a cyberattack shut down some of the company’s critical systems. According to Qulliq Energy Corp.’s director of corporate affairs, there will be no increased costs to consumers after this change.

      nunatsiaq.com
    • According to Statistics Canada, Nunavut’s gross domestic product increased by 1.6% in 2022. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction gained 5.3% on the year, but the construction sector lost 9.2%, as major projects near completion. Transportation and warehousing saw the greatest gains in the services sector, with a year-over-year increase of 35.5%.

      statcan.gc.ca
    • The Arctic Bay health centre has resumed operations after being closed on May 31 due to staffing shortages. The centre has since hired five new staff members who were trained on site.

      nnsl.com
  • Week of 2023-06-05 to 2023-06-09
    • The Department of Health’s Arctic Bay health centre is temporarily closed until further notice due to staff shortages at the site. Paramedics will be onsite during the closure to provide emergency care while calls will be directed to virtual support services.

      www.gov.nu.ca
    • Three new Kivalliq airport terminal buildings will be constructed in Naujaat, Whale Cove and Chesterfield Inlet by Pilitak Enterprises Ltd. The $36.7M project is expected to start summer 2023.

      nunavutnews.com
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