In 1994, Inuit in Canada’s four land claims settlement regions formed the Pan Arctic Inuit Logistics Corporation (PAIL), committed to initiating and developing economic opportunities for Inuit to promote financial self-sufficiency of Inuit individuals and communities.
Today, PAIL is an organization wholly owned by six shareholder corporations representing Canada’s Inuit community. These organizations include:
Based in Iqaluit, NU, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (QC) was created in 1983 to provide employment and financial opportunities for Inuit in the region. To advance this goal, QC strives to be a contributor in all sectors of the Nunavut economy. The QC Group of Companies has successfully established a strong business presence in multiple industries, including: fisheries, marine, real estate, hospitality, energy, transportation, communications, construction and retail.
Kitikmeot Corporation (KC), the 100%-owned, business development arm of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association. Based in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, KC is owner and joint venture partner of more than 25 companies that participate in a wide range of sectors relevant to Canada’s arctic. Through sound and sustainable management of its investments, KC generates wealth, employment, and training opportunities that contributes to the Kitikmeot region’s socio-economic development.
Sakku Investments Corporation is the development arm of the Kivalliq Inuit Association. Sakku has a vision of building a viable and healthy economy for the Inuit of the Kivalliq Region. Located in Rankin Inlet, NU, their diverse and innovative companies span mining and industrial services, transportation and logistics, health and medical and property development. Sakku is committed to social responsibility, training and education, integrity and respect.
Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC) is headquartered in Inuvik, NT, and is 100% Indigenous owned. IDC works in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region to provide employment and business opportunity in Inuvialuit communities and to offer the expertise needed to support industry and infrastructure ventures in the western Arctic. IDC, under the principles of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, ensures that its companies’ growth actions of today protect the assets of Inuvialuit for future generations.
In 1982 the Labrador Inuit Development Corporation (LIDC) was incorporated to improve and provide employment opportunities and Northern collaboration. In 2011, six years after the Nunatsiavut Government was formed, the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies (NGC) became the successor to LIDC with a vision to be a business leader in the North. NGC’s mission is to create wealth in trust for Nunatsiavut Beneficiaries by owing profitable, sustainable businesses. NGC’s business lines include marine transportation, air transportation, commercial real estate, construction, remote camp operations, logistics, heavy civil and fishery operations.
Makivik Corporation is headquartered in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. It has represented the Inuit of Nunavik since 1978, leading the development of this vibrant region, the homeland of the Northern Quebec Inuit. Makivik, in Inuktitut means “To Rise Up.” Its mandate ranges from owning large profitable business enterprises and generating jobs, social economic development, and improving housing conditions, to protecting Inuit language, culture, and the natural environment.