Qulliq Energy head moves to Workers Safety and Compensation Commission

Rick Hunt will take over as commission president, CEO in October; currently heads Nunavut’s electricity provider

Rick Hunt will be the new president and chief executive officer at the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission, it was announced Tuesday. (File poto)

By Nunatsiaq News

The Workers Safety and Compensation Commission has a new president and chief executive officer.

Rick Hunt, who currently holds the same title as head of Qulliq Energy Corp., will take over leadership at the WSCC as of Oct. 2, the commission announced Tuesday in a news release.

This will be the first time the president and chief executive officer for the commission will be based in Nunavut, the release stated.

Harmeet Jagpal has served as interim president since Debbie Molloy left the position in May.

The WSCC is a government agency for Nunavut and the Northwest Territories responsible for enforcing the Workers’ Compensation Acts, Safety Acts and Explosives Use Acts as well as the Mine Health and Safety Acts.


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(6) Comments:

  1. Posted by QEC’s loss on

    I worked with Rick for many years and this is a big loss for QEC, a steady hand with many years of leadership and corporate knowledge out the door.

    Nice to see him taking his skills to the WSCC and staying in Iqaluit to do so, should put a bigger focus on Nunavut within the commission.

    • Posted by Name Withheld on

      I would have to disagree with you on this one. Rick knows a lot about safety but leadership I have a different opinion about that one. He was a puppet to the chair of QEC when he took over the QEC presidency. Wasn’t vocal enough towards the board to lay off on the staff.

      Alot of staff left under Bruno and Rick’s leadership and I hope someone competent will be selected that actually has leadership skills!!

    • Posted by Atatsiak on

      He doesn’t do anything for QEC.

  2. Posted by Thomas Aggark on

    Not much safe being on homeowners house and the building that runs is really loud echoing right through town. Really uncomfortable to stomach.

    • Posted by Aputi on

      Maybe because your hungry? Lmao

  3. Posted by Umingmak on

    Big loss for QEC. The hardest thing about running these organizations in the north is a lack of consistency & continuity. Hopefully QEC can find someone with as much dedication as Rick brought there, but it will be a tough recruit. Just look at IHA since Shawn left in late 2021 – the organization has been a mess and gone through 3-4 maintenance managers since then.


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