June 14, 2023
NCC Moves Forward in its Commitment to Nunavut 3000 by Attending
Iqaluit, NU -- NCC Development (NCC) is looking forward to attending the Nunavut 3000 Housing Forum, June 14th-16th, as it forges ahead with its commitment to help further develop the territory’s housing continuum. Igluliuqatigiingniq Nunavut 3000 is a collaboration between the government and its partners to address the housing crisis in Nunavut. It aims to develop 3,000 new housing units in the territory by 2030.
NCC has agreed to develop up to 2,000 of those units making it a key enabler of the Nunavut 3000 strategic plan. This includes approximately 200 transitional beds, 925 public housing units, 600 affordable housing units, and 275 market housing units.
As an Inuit wholly owned, Nunavut-based company, NCC remains committed to employing as many Inuit and Nunavummiut as are available. However, in order to ensure there are enough skilled trades people on the NCC workforce to deliver on its promises to the Nunavut 3000 initiative plus its other commitments to building key infrastructure in Nunavut, NCC has launched a significant recruitment campaign.
The recruitment and training info sessions to date in Nunavut include: Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Arviat, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay, Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven and Arctic Bay, while recruitment in the southern cities include St. John’s Newfoundland, Halifax Nova Scotia and Moncton New Brunswick. In the next few weeks, NCC will continue this recruitment by returning to the eight Nunavut 3000 communities (Iqaluit, Arctic Bay June 20 and 21; Rankin Inlet, Arviat and Baker Lake from July 8-13; Cambridge Bay, Taloyoak and Gjoa Haven late July) as well as Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta. These markets were selected because of their availability of enough skilled trades people to support their operations. In addition, recruitment outreach is being done in areas to reach more Inuit including at Tungasuvvingat Inuit in Ottawa and with support from the Manitoba Inuit Association in Winnipeg.
NCC looks forward to further developing its role in addressing the Nunavut housing crisis as well as creating employment opportunities for Nunavummiut.
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