News Release


Nunavut Housing Corporation and NCC Development Limited sign contracts for 166 new housing units to start construction in Fall 2024

Iqaluit, Nunavut (January 31, 2024) – Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) and NCC Development Limited (NCCD) are pleased to announce the signing of the 2024 Annual Allocation and Purchase Agreements (design-build contracts) to develop 166 new housing units – 146 public housing units and 20 staff housing units – in 17 Nunavut communities.

“The execution of these contracts aligns with the vision of Igluliuqatigiingniq Nunavut 3000 and reflects a significant increase in the annual supply of new public housing units desperately needed across the territory,” said Eiryn Devereaux, CEO & President of Nunavut Housing Corporation. “One of the guiding principles of the partnership agreement with NCCD was to demonstrate value for money and realize significant increases to supply of new units.”

Construction will commence this fall in the following communities: • Chesterfield Inlet (8 units) • Clyde River (8 units) • Coral Harbour (12 units) • Grise Fiord (6 units) • Igloolik (20 units) • Kimmirut (6 units) • Kinngait (20 units) • Kugaaruk (8 units) • Kugluktuk (12 units) • Naujaat (8 units) • Pangnirtung (16 units) • Pond Inlet (8 units) • Resolute Bay (6 units) • Qikiqtarjuaq (6 units) • Sanirajak (8 units) • Sanikiluaq (8 units) • Whale Cove (6 units).

The total contract value is $134,728,616 – approximately $670 per square foot in hard construction costs.

The 2024 Annual Allocation and Purchase Agreements represent year two of the 10-year partnership agreement NHC signed with NCCD to leverage investment in housing and achieve economies of scale to achieve the goals of Igluliuqatigiingniq.

In year one, NCCD commenced construction on 150 new public housing units. All material packages have arrived, and construction is underway in most communities. NCCD is on schedule for completion of all 150 units within the next 12 months.

“Our organization is committed to mobilizing Inuit-owned and Northern resources to build homes by and for Nunavummiut,” said NCCD chief executive officer and president Clarence Synard. “The Nunavut 3000 Strategy includes meaningful and effective training programs that will ensure we lead in the development of skills for Inuit who are interested in a career in trades. Specifically, we have an Inuit labour target of 30 per cent for our negotiated partnership contracts for public housing units and see this as an opportunity to increase training and capacity development for Inuit in the construction trades sector.”

The total estimated cost of the Igluliuqatigiingniq Nunavut 3000 Strategy is $2.57 billion to create up to 3,000 housing units across the territory by 2030, with a target of approximately $890 million (35 per cent) in private sector investment and approximately $1.68 billion (65 per cent) in public sector investment.

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Nunavut 3000

Nunavut 3000 will create more housing for Nunavummiut by developing partnerships and investing in innovative construction methods that increase efficiency and decrease costs.

By working with communities, Inuit organizations, housing sector stakeholders, and all Nunavummiut, the Nunavut Housing Corporation is dedicated to realizing the vision of Nunavut 3000 to build healthy communities, support training and local economic development, and expand the housing continuum in Nunavut.