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Established in 1984 to manage the settlement outlined in the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA), Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) represents the collective Inuvialuit interests in dealings with governments and the world at large. IRC's goal is to continually improve the economic, social and cultural well-being of the Inuvialuit through implementation of the IFA and by all other available means.
Inuvialuit beneficiaries directly control IRC and its subsidiaries through a democratic process of elected directors from each of the six Community Corporations.
The head office for IRC is located in Inuvik. Over 180 employees, both full-time and casual, work for IRC. Inuvialuit beneficiaries currently make up over 80 per cent of IRC and Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC) staff positions, including those at the senior divisional management level.
Both corporations are committed to increasing the per cent of employed beneficiaries throughout all levels of the organization. A broad range of external and internal staff training, internship and advancement opportunities are available to beneficiaries to help reach this goal.