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Nunavik to get its own place in Quebec’s construction industry association – Nunatsiaq News

October 08, 2014

“There’s a huge untapped potential for an Inuit workforce here”

Quebec’s construction industry association has approved the creation of a new job-placement region for Nunavik, thanks to more than 30 years of lobbying on the part of the Kativik Regional Government and Makivik Corp.

The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) has always grouped Nunavik into two of the association’s other regions: Umiujaq and Kuujjuaraapik fall into Quebec’s James Bay region, while Nunavik’s other 12 communities are grouped under the Côte Nord region.

This means that construction workers from either of those regions have had priority hiring on Nunavik-based construction projects.

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