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  • Start date: 2018-10-01, End date: 2018-10-05
    Week of Oct 01 - Oct 05, 2018

    The North West Company is opening five new convenience stores throughout Nunavut that will open in October and November. The new stores are expected to employ six to 10 full-time and part-time employees.
    The ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show was recently held in Rankin Inlet. The event showcased business and employment opportunities in the Kivalliq region.
  • Start date: 2018-09-24, End date: 2018-09-28
    Week of Sep 24 - Sep 28, 2018

    SSi Micro recently launched its new cellular service in Iqaluit. The company will be the only mobile service that covers all 25 communities in Nunavut.
    The Qikiqtaaluk Corporation finalized a deal with Nataaqnaq Fisheries for complete ownership of the fishing vessel Saputi. The deal will allow the company to focus on hiring and training Inuit.
  • Start date: 2018-09-17, End date: 2018-09-21
    Week of Sep 17 - Sep 21, 2018

    The federal government is providing $12M to improve energy efficiency in 1,000 public housing units in Nunavut
    Northwestel's new high-speed broadband satellite network called Tamarmik Nunaliit will provide up to 20 times more capacity than the previous satellite in Iqaluit. The new network is expected to reach all Nunavut communities in 2019.
  • Start date: 2018-09-10, End date: 2018-09-14
    Week of Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2018

    Schools in Nunavut are facing a shortage of teachers. There are currently 46.5 full-time equivalent unfilled teaching positions in the territory for the 2018-19 school year.
    Construction of a new port and tank farm at Sabina Gold and Silver Corp's Back River gold mine project have been completed
    The Department of Family Services is accepting applications for the 2018-19 Nunavut Employers Grant. The grant helps employers provide training or professional development to Nunavummiut.
    Peter Pitseolak High School opened its doors in Cape Dorset on September 10, 2018, one year ahead of schedule. There are approximately 200 students enrolled in the new school.
  • Start date: 2018-09-03, End date: 2018-09-07
    Week of Sep 03 - Sep 07, 2018

    Members of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association are promoting the $500M Grays Bay road and port project in Western Nunavut. The proposed 227km all-weather road promises to create jobs and reduce the cost of living.
  • Start date: 2018-08-27, End date: 2018-08-31
    Week of Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2018

    The Nunavut Brewing Company opened a new brewery and brewpub in Iqaluit
    The Canada Revenue Agency is investing $6M to set up three new tax centres in each of the territorial capitals as part of their Northern Service Improvement Strategy. The new offices will employ 12 people in total.
  • Start date: 2018-08-20, End date: 2018-08-24
    Week of Aug 20 - Aug 24, 2018

    The federal government announced $6M in funding for a 3 year extension on programs run by the Nunavut Arctic College to improve adult literacy and numeracy skills in the territory
    The federal government has committed $10M to upgrade National Defence infrastructure and equipment at the Canadian Force Station Alert facility as part of its plan to protect Canadian Arctic sovereignty
    The Government of Canada is funding early learning and child care training to provide educators in Nunavut the opportunity to interact and learn from other professionals in the field. The training will occur August 24 - 29, 2018.
    Winnipeg-based North West Company Inc. is planning to expand its in-house airline services to supply retail stores within the Kivalliq and Qikilqaaluk regions of Nunavut
    The Government of Nunavut is actively trying to recruit more grade school teachers as 66 teaching positions in the territory remain vacant
  • Start date: 2018-08-13, End date: 2018-08-17
    Week of Aug 13 - Aug 17, 2018

    The Government of Nunavut announced funding to install a $500,000 water filtration system as a temporary solution to the presence of coliform bacteria found in tap water in Whale Cove
    The federal government is providing $2.6M over three years to the Kakivak Association for the delivery of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency's Entrepreneurship and Business Development programs across the Qikiqtani region in Nunavut
    The federal government is launching the Indigenous Homes Innovation Challenge, a national competition, to award a total of $30M in prize money for creative approaches to design and development of Indigenous-led housing projects
  • Start date: 2018-08-06, End date: 2018-08-10
    Week of Aug 06 - Aug 10, 2018

    Transport Canada has awarded a $5.2M contract to Kudlik Construction Ltd. for the cleanup of three contaminated landfill sites at the Resolute airport
    Pond Inlet in Nunavut is looking to capitalize on tourism created by cruise ships this summer as 18 different ships are scheduled to call there
    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association will be launching a new Inuit labour pool database website this fall that aims to increase Inuit employment at Baffinland's Mary River iron mine in Nunavut
    Community and Government Services has awarded a $257,000 contract to Qillaq Construction to address mould issues at the Cambridge Bay arena in Nunavut. Work is anticipated to be completed by October.
    Nunavut's Department of Family Services is seeking proposals for community-based projects that aim to promote women employment and economic self-sufficiency in the territory
  • Start date: 2018-07-30, End date: 2018-08-03
    Week of Jul 30 - Aug 03, 2018

    RCMP in Nunavut are actively encouraging more Inuit individuals to consider a career in law enforcement. Local efforts have included the creation of two new Inuit Officer positions and a number of new Inuit youth training initiatives.
    The Canadian coast guard has officially opened an inshore rescue boat station in Rankin Inlet. The station is run by Indigenous post-secondary students from the Arctic as part of a federal program to give work experience to northern students.
  • Start date: 2018-07-23, End date: 2018-07-27
    Week of Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018

    The federal government has approved construction of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.'s Whale Tail gold deposit located near the Kivalliq community of Baker Lake. The project remains on schedule to begin production next fall.
    De Beers Canada recently entered into a $107M deal to acquire Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. If the purchase is successful, De Beers will take over the Chidliak diamond mining project situated on Baffin Island.
    Parks Canada will provide up to $900,000 in funding towards Qikiqtani Inuit Association's new pilot guardian project to support Indigenous peoples to work as equal partners with governments in the protection of land and resources in Arctic Bay
    Cape Dorset and the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative are working together to create a new community space to showcase Inuit art in Cape Dorset. The Centre is set to open in September.
    The federal and territorial governments are providing $35M in joint funding to be used in improving Iqaluit's waste management system by replacing an existing landfill in the city
  • Start date: 2018-07-16, End date: 2018-07-20
    Week of Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2018

    The Government of Nunavut announced the creation of a separate human resources department focused on providing more training, staff retention and higher Inuit employment within the territorial government. Planning will start in the next few weeks.
    The federal and Nunavut governments are updating fisheries regulations of the Nunavut Agreement to ensure a balance of aquatic species conservation with the territory's economic diversification priorities
  • Start date: 2018-07-09, End date: 2018-07-13
    Week of Jul 09 - Jul 13, 2018

    Six students will be enrolled in a 17-month Academic and Career Development program offered through Carleton University this fall, which aims to train more Inuit students to fill government vacancies In Nunavut
    Inuvialuit Corporate Group and Makivik Corporation are merging Canadian North and First Air to create a wholly Inuit-owned airline focused on customer reliability as well as new economic opportunities in Canada. The merger is set to be finished in 2018.
    The federal government awarded an $8 million contract to Iqaluit based construction company, Kudlik Construction Ltd., for the construction of a new daycare in Iqaluit. The new facility is expected to help create jobs and reduce daycare waiting lists.
  • Start date: 2018-07-02, End date: 2018-07-06
    Week of Jul 02 - Jul 06, 2018

    The Nunavut Impact Review Board recommended the federal government approve TMAC Resources' plans to develop three new underground gold mines in the Kitikmeot region. If approved, the company anticipates it will hire over 800 people throughout operations.
    The Nunavut RCMP introduced a two-year college program as an alternative to writing an entrance exam as an effort to make the RCMP more accessible for Inuit applicants as the number of Inuit RCMP officers continues to decline in the territory
  • Start date: 2018-06-25, End date: 2018-06-29
    Week of Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2018

    On August 1, Canadian North will begin offering additional air service on Wednesdays between Iqaluit, Cape Dorset and Rankin Inlet. The flights will improve travel between the regions for passengers and freight.
    According to the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation, two-thirds of Iqaluit residents receive housing assistance from either the territorial government or their employer.
    This July, Tower Arctic Ltd. will begin construction of Iqaluit's small-craft harbour and deep-sea port. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of November. The port will be built in Koojesse Inlet.
  • Start date: 2018-06-18, End date: 2018-06-22
    Week of Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2018

    Parks Canada has awarded contracts to gather oral histories of the Franklin Expedition through the engagement of Inuit youth and elders and to develop the Inuit Guardians Program to monitor and protect the vessel sites
    The Kivalliq Regional Visitor Centre, build by the territorial government for $3.8M, recently opened in Rankin Inlet to provide services to tourists, guides, outfitters, local tourism establishments and regional businesses
  • Start date: 2018-06-11, End date: 2018-06-15
    Week of Jun 11 - Jun 15, 2018

    The Mangilaluk School in Tuktoyaktuk will undergo renovations to accommodate a larger kindergarten to grade 12 student body and high school instruction facilities. A request for proposal is due this fall with construction to be completed by 2022.
    The Northern Council for Global Cooperation is offering international internships to northern Indigenous youth interested in exploring social justice, sustainability and community issues
    Tungasuvvingat Inuit is offering a two-year Inuit Community Support Worker and Management Trainee program. A combination of online classes and work placements will prepare graduates for a variety of entry-level social services positions.
    The Nunavut Fisheries Association is seeking international certification that their turbot fishery meets sustainability and ethically sourced market standards. The designation may lead to more global market access and better value for the fishery.
  • Start date: 2018-06-04, End date: 2018-06-08
    Week of Jun 04 - Jun 08, 2018

    The Government of Canada and the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay are jointly investing over $160,000 under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to renovate the hamlet's youth centre
    The Government of Nunavut is offering an Introduction to Prospecting course in eight communities this summer. The sessions will provide attendees with the skills and techniques needed to see jobs in the prospecting field.
    Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. recently announced that it would reimburse employee travel costs from all 13 Qikiqtani communities to its Mary River mine and training sites with the goal of increasing Inuit employment numbers
  • Start date: 2018-05-28, End date: 2018-06-01
    Week of May 28 - Jun 01, 2018

    Tower Arctic Ltd. has won an $89M contract from the Government of Nunavut to construct a small craft harbor at Pond Inlet, and a deep sea port and small craft harbour in Iqaluit. Construction is expected to start this year, with completion by 2021.
    The Government of Nunavut plans to issue a request for proposals for groups interested in building and running elder care facilities
    Silver Range Resources Ltd. is planning to start a gold exploration program in July at its Nunavut property. Historical geological mapping and sampling have identified a 120 km long rock unit with gold occurrences.
    The Government of Nunavut is committing $11.9M for teaching positions in its 2018-19 budget including staff for a new school in Igloolik
  • Start date: 2018-05-21, End date: 2018-05-25
    Week of May 21 - May 25, 2018

    Principals and vice principals in Iqaluit schools recently spoke about the scarcity of substitute teachers in the district at both the elementary and high school levels
    The Government of Canada has approved $35M from its National Trade Corridors Fund for the construction of a new First Air cargo warehouse in Iqaluit and to upgrade or replace airport terminals in five Nunavut communities
    Cambridge Bay is one of seven test locations for a new marine information system that will provide near-real-time data on local shipping traffic. The system is part of Transport Canada's $62.5M Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness initiative.
  • Start date: 2018-05-14, End date: 2018-05-18
    Week of May 14 - May 18, 2018

    Five infrastructure projects submitted by the Government of Nunavut under the National Trade Corridors Fund have been denied. A decision on a funding request concerning the construction of five new airport terminals is still pending.
    The John Wayne Kiktorak Centre, an emergency warming centre in Inuvik, will close for the summer on June 1st due to a drop in funding. The centre anticipates that it will remain closed until after September.
    The Abluqta Society recently opened a thrift store in Baker Lake, staffed by people with disabilities and barriers to employment
    A section of Iqaluit's Federal Road will be upgraded and repaved this summer at the cost of $2.5M
  • Start date: 2018-05-07, End date: 2018-05-11
    Week of May 07 - May 11, 2018

    The Qikiqtaaluk Corporation will begin site preparation work on a new $50M hotel, restaurant and conference facility in Iqaluit. Further construction is pending city infrastructure permits and the arrival of building materials by sealift this summer.
    The Nunavut Impact Review Board has suspended its environmental and socio-economic assessment of the Grays Bay Road and Port Project following a request from the Nunavut Resources Corp. and funding denials from the federal and territorial governments
    The University of Waterloo, working with the Kugluktuk Hunter and Trappers Organization, has won a $1.2M grant under the Oceans Protection Plan to study migratory patterns and overwintering habitats in the Coppermine River and adjacent river systems
    The planned construction of Iqaluit's new jail this summer is in doubt following the Government of Nunavut's decision to cancel the request for proposals process. The sole bid that was received exceeded the government's budget.
    The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is investing $2.5M over four years into fisheries research and training projects on Baffin Island, focusing on the viability of porcupine crab and inshore turbot fisheries, and new trawling technology
  • Start date: 2018-04-30, End date: 2018-05-04
    Week of Apr 30 - May 04, 2018

    The federal government is investing $4M over three years to fund participation in a training program for community support workers and management trainees put on by the Ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre in partnership with the Tungasuvvingat Inuit
    The proposed expansion of Iqaluit's Big Racks Barbecue restaurant and bar has been delayed again pending a decision by the town council on whether to permit a bylaw rezoning amendment
    According to Statistics Canada, the real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 13.3% in Nunavut in 2017, with most of the growth coming from the mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction, and construction sectors
  • Start date: 2018-04-23, End date: 2018-04-27
    Week of Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2018

    The Government of Canada is investing $94.3M over five years under its Oceans Protection Plan into infrastructure and equipment necessary to make Arctic resupply operations more efficient and environmentally safe
    The Black Heart Café recently opened in Iqaluit, offering a menu of specialty coffees, soups and salads and a venue suitable for hosting events ranging from birthday parties to business meetings
    The Kitikmeot Inuit Association and Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. have signed an impact agreement for the Back River gold project that includes unspecified commitments for Inuit employment, training and education, and infrastructure investments
  • Start date: 2018-04-16, End date: 2018-04-20
    Week of Apr 16 - Apr 20, 2018

    The Government of Canada is investing $500,000 through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to renovate and improve the energy efficiency of the local multipurpose arena in Kugaaruk
    The Government of Nunavut has withdrawn its resources from the Grays Bay Road and Port Project after the project was denied funding from the National Trade Corridors Fund. The project could potentially create 2,250 full-time equivalent jobs.
  • Start date: 2018-04-09, End date: 2018-04-13
    Week of Apr 09 - Apr 13, 2018

    The Government of Nunavut is accepting applications for its Summer Student Employment Equity Program
    The Government of Nunavut is offering funding for victim assistance projects that offer training and services to victims of crime and frontline service providers
  • Start date: 2018-04-02, End date: 2018-04-06
    Week of Apr 02 - Apr 06, 2018

    The federal and Nunavut governments are investing $566M over the next ten years for infrastructure projects in the territory. This funding will be used to support reliable road/air access and improve broadband connectivity for remote communities.
    Mineral exploration spending is expected to drop by 34.6% to $110.7M in Nunavut next year. Confusion over land-use planning and land access is blamed for the third consecutive year of decline.
  • Start date: 2018-03-26, End date: 2018-03-30
    Week of Mar 26 - Mar 30, 2018

    The Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium restructured their training plans for the next year due to a deferment in funding consideration by the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation
    The Nunavut government will accept proposals for the Independent Science Programs for Youth (I-SPY) fund program until March 31. The program supports projects that generate interest and experience in science and technology among Nunavut students.
    Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a non-profit organization representing Inuit across Canada, was awarded $509.5M over five to ten years in the 2018 federal budget. The funding will be used for health initiatives and to address housing shortages in the region.
  • Start date: 2018-03-19, End date: 2018-03-23
    Week of Mar 19 - Mar 23, 2018

    The Nunavut Housing Corp., using a combination of $40.3M invested by the Nunavut government and previously announced federal funding, is building 220 new social housing units over the next two years across the territory
    Agnico Eagle recently received its project certificate to proceed with construction of its Whale Tail open-pit gold mine. The company anticipates requiring 500 workers during the construction phase and up to 930 workers once the mine is operational.
    The Qulliq Energy Corp. will begin construction in 2019 on a replacement power plant in Kugluktuk. The new $31.4M plant will generate fewer carbon emissions and be adaptable to the integration of solar and wind energy sources in the future.
  • Start date: 2018-03-12, End date: 2018-03-16
    Week of Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2018

    The ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre in Iqaluit is offering two programs to prepare youth for the workforce with training in administration, justice and enforcement or trades helper activities
    The opening of the Nunavut forfeiture office, a unit tasked with confiscating money and property obtained through illegal activity, is hampered by delays in hiring staff and securing office space
    Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. has added 14 full-time Inuit apprentices at its Mary River site. The apprentices are from the $19M joint public-private funded Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnership whose goal is to train 360 Inuit.
    Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. recently received its Type B water license for pre-construction works at its Back River gold mine site
  • Start date: 2018-03-05, End date: 2018-03-09
    Week of Mar 05 - Mar 09, 2018

    The 2018-2019 federal budget included several northern focused investments, including $161.2M for Inuit skills training, $20.6M for arctic research, and a one-year extension of the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit to encourage mineral exploration
    The Kivalliq Inuit Association plans to build a new cultural centre in the Chesterfield Inlet this summer. The centre will include a tool shop, sewing room, space to clean animal hides, visitor centre and offices.
    The Nunavut government is offering aviation scholarships for Nunavut residents seeking to train as pilots, aircraft maintainers, flight attendants, or in airline or airport operations
    Sabina Gold & Silver Corp recently announced the resumption of its drill program at its Back River gold project. Additional surveying and sampling work will also be undertaken over the spring and summer period.
  • Start date: 2018-02-26, End date: 2018-03-02
    Week of Feb 26 - Mar 02, 2018

    According to a Statistics Canada survey, Nunavut recorded the highest proportion of long-term job vacancies across the country due to its remoteness and challenging environment in recruiting qualified workers
    The Black Heart Café is scheduled to open in Iqaluit in March and will be recruiting local staff to work at the 45 seat establishment
  • Start date: 2018-02-19, End date: 2018-02-23
    Week of Feb 19 - Feb 23, 2018

    Sabina Gold & Silver recently resumed its $94.5M advanced exploratory drilling program at its Back River gold mine in the western Kitikmeot Region. Additional pre-development infrastructure activities at the camp and mine sites are also slated to begin.
    New funding from the federal government will permit Iqaluit's Qayuqtuvik Food Centre to hire additional staff and restart Inclusion Café, a skills development program for people with disabilities and underemployed local Inuit
  • Start date: 2018-02-12, End date: 2018-02-16
    Week of Feb 12 - Feb 16, 2018

    A former military base on Nunavut's Resolution Island will see additional cleanup this summer. Priority will be given to collecting and disposing of hazardous debris, waste fuel and contaminated soil.
    Transport Canada's $12.6M investment in the Iqaluit marine facility will soon enable northerners to complete their training closer to home. The acquisition of a new lifeboat simulator and training vessels will allow for advanced deep sea training.
    Silver Range Resources Ltd. has been awarded prospecting permits at its Tree River gold property southeast of Kugluktuk. The company intends to undertake further sampling, mapping and prospecting in the coming season.
  • Start date: 2018-02-05, End date: 2018-02-09
    Week of Feb 05 - Feb 09, 2018

    The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp., the Inuit training and employment division of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., is struggling with a shortage of staff to process 37 applications for training proposals
    Three community development projects in Nunavut are the recipients of a combined $240,000 in awards from the Arctic Inspiration Prize
    The Government of Nunavut is seeking proposals for targeted employment and training initiatives for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The program includes training for persons living with a disability and out-of-school youth aged 15-30.
  • Start date: 2018-01-29, End date: 2018-02-02
    Week of Jan 29 - Feb 02, 2018

    The Pinnguaq Association is expanding the Te(a)ch program that teaches computer science skills following a $1.7M commitment from the Government of Canada. The program is expected to be offered to Nunavut youth in at least 15 communities.
    North Arrow Minerals is planning a drilling and exploration program at its expanded Nunavut Mel diamond project starting in May 2018
    The Government of Nunavut is taking over responsibility for the administration of practical and written tests for regular and learner drivers licences, following the implementation of new legislation. Previously the tests were administered by the RCMP.
  • Start date: 2018-01-22, End date: 2018-01-26
    Week of Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2018

    The proposed $500M Grays Bay project in western Nunavut is headed to the Nunavut Impact Review Board for a full environmental review. The Government of Nunavut has committed $2M for the review process.
    TMAC Resources Inc. is hoping to start construction in 2019 on its Hope Bay Phase 2 gold mine project, pending the receipt of permits. The mine is expected to employ about 800 people during operation, with a lifespan projected to 2032.
    The Government of Nunavut is seeking proposals that will support the planning and delivery of sport, physical activity and recreation initiatives
  • Start date: 2018-01-15, End date: 2018-01-19
    Week of Jan 15 - Jan 19, 2018

    The Government of Nunavut is offering up to $8,000 to prospectors to help pay for assistant wages, materials and supplies when out looking for minerals
  • Start date: 2018-01-08, End date: 2018-01-12
    Week of Jan 08 - Jan 12, 2018

    The Government of Nunavut is seeking proposals for projects that promote, protect or preserve and revitalize the culture, language, arts and heritage of Nunavut
    Iqaluit and Arviat are receiving funds under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to support facilities upgrades, with additional funding from the communities
    The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and the Government of Nunavut are jointly providing $403,000 to expand the solar panel installation on the arena complex in Kugluktuk
    The Government of Canada has selected Rankin Inlet as the site of Canada's first Arctic inshore rescue boat station. The station is projected to open in mid-June 2018.
    The Government of Canada is providing $1.7M to Nunavut over the next four years to help communities adapt to climate change. The Government of Nunavut and communities are selecting the projects to receive funding.
    Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is offering up new scholarship funds for Nunavut Inuit post-secondary students. The funds come from the remainder of the money set aside for common experience payments by the Residential School Settlement Agreement.
  • Start date: 2018-01-01, End date: 2018-01-05
    Week of Jan 01 - Jan 05, 2018

    The Government of Nunavut is proposing new regulations for the sport hunting of caribou herds that are not already protected by harvest limits. The plans include a new quota system for non-residents hunting caribou.
    The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is providing $1M in new capital to the Nunavut Community Futures Association. The money will be used for loans to small- and medium-sized businesses.
    Sabina Gold and Silver Corp has received a project certificate from the Nunavut Impact Review Board for its Back River gold mine project. The company has also partnered with a major Chinese gold producer, the Zhaojin International Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Start date: 2017-12-25, End date: 2017-12-29
    Week of Dec 25 - Dec 29, 2017

    The Tassiugarjuaqmi Mamisarviksamik Qanurturtiit elders' committee on justice services has recommended that the Qikiqtani Correctional Healing Facility include programming and classrooms for traditional artisans and hospitality trades like cooking
  • Start date: 2017-12-18, End date: 2017-12-22
    Week of Dec 18 - Dec 22, 2017

    Polar Knowledge Canada is providing approximately $8.1M for 41 projects between 2017 and 2019 related to polar scientific technology and the collection of Inuit traditional knowledge
  • Start date: 2017-12-11, End date: 2017-12-15
    Week of Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2017

    The Nunavut Water Board has started public reviews of water licenses for the Back River Gold Project in Kitikmeot. Sabine Gold and Sliver Corp. recently received approval for the mine from the Government of Canada.
    Hurtigruten, a Norwegian cruise, ferry and cargo operator, is planning to enter the Northwest Passage cruise market in September of 2018. The MS Fram, with a capacity of 318 passengers, will stop in several Nunavut communities.
  • Start date: 2017-12-04, End date: 2017-12-08
    Week of Dec 04 - Dec 08, 2017

    The City of Iqaluit is moving to revamp its business licensing bylaw with plans for a licensing website and online business registry by March 31, 2018
  • Start date: 2017-11-27, End date: 2017-12-01
    Week of Nov 27 - Dec 01, 2017

    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Qikiqtaaluk Corp. have signed a lease agreement to develop a 40-acre parcel of Inuit-owned land in Iqaluit. The development is expected to cost between $300M and $400M.
    Peregrine Diamond Ltd. is planning to build a dense media separator plant at its proposed Chidliak diamond mine site near Iqaluit, following new drilling results showing more extensive potential diamond deposits
  • Start date: 2017-11-20, End date: 2017-11-24
    Week of Nov 20 - Nov 24, 2017

    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association is launching the new Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnerships, a $19M employment program for Baffin Inuit. The program aims to train 360 Inuit between now and March 2021 for work in the mining sector.
  • Start date: 2017-11-13, End date: 2017-11-17
    Week of Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2017

    Sarliaq Aviation Ltd and Quebec's Nolinor Aviation have signed a new 10-year agreement with Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. to transport employees and supplies to the mining company's projects in the Kivalliq region
    The Government of Canada is providing $1.6M in interim funding for the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory on Ellesmere Island. The station is currently manned for 11 months of the year.
    The Nunavut Impact Review Board has granted conditional approval to Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd's Whale Tail gold mine project. Agnico Eagle plans to begin construction in early 2018 and start producing ore from the open pit by the end of that year.

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