Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (QC), Iqaluit, Nunavut
QC is wholly owned subsidiary of Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA). It is an Inuit Birthright Corporation and development arm of the QIA with over 30 years in business in Nunavut. QC’s mission is “To create meaningful economic employment and career development opportunities for Inuit”.
QC owns one of the seventeen Northern Shrimp licences and holds a 50% interest in the Unaaq licence. QC is a majority partner in Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries Corporation (QFC), owners of F.V. Saputi, a 76-meter freezer trawler that harvests the corporation’s Northern Shrimp and Greenland Halibut quotas.
QC is an integrated and diversified company with ownership and management of business operations in Offshore Fisheries, Marine and Air Transportation, Real Estate, Construction, Petroleum Distribution, Environmental Management and Retailing. The company also delivers Inuit Human Resources Employment Services. QC’s 27 corporate entities employ approximately 500 people and provide business and infrastructure investments that support the 19,000 residents living in the 13 communities of Nunavut’s Qikiqtani Region.