Air Inuit to build new 25-room house for its staff

The Puvirnituq-based building is scheduled to be ready by 2023

Air Inuit and the Government of Quebec announced a new staff housing project on June 17. It will be 25 rooms and cost $9.5 million. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

By Nunatsiaq News

A 25-room house will be built in Puvirnituq for Air Inuit staff, the company and Quebec government announced on Friday.

Air Inuit’s president and chief executive officer, Christian Busch, said in a news release the investment helps further essential travel services in Nunavik and “contribute to Air Inuit staff well-being, who work in sometimes harsh, winterly conditions to deliver quality airline services.”

The new house will cost $9.5 million, with the Quebec government providing $3.2 million and Air Inuit covering the remaining $6.3 million. Current housing for Air Inuit staff has 10 rooms.

The new building is meant to attract, mobilize and retain staff, the release says.

The new housing is also meant to ensure the company complies with the new federal regulations on pilot fatigue management, which were put into effect in December 2020.

Construction on the new staff house is scheduled to be complete next year.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Inuk from Nunavik on

    Corporate wlfare, Didn t Air imahaq get 20 mill a while back to built their hanger in dorval . Hope the big bosses donate their bonuses so the staff could buy new pillows , dishes etc.

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  2. Posted by The Old Trapper on

    I don’t see why you are upset that the taxpayers of Canada are chipping in to build needed infrastructure in the north. Is it an indirect subsidy to the people of Nunavik? Yes. Direct subsidy to Air Inuit? Yes.

    Better than Air Inuit having to raise airfares.

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