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To limit potential exposure to COVID-19, IRC has moved forward on precautionary measures.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) would like to invite anyone who wishes to be considered for acceptance into the Inuvialuit Trust, to submit your completed enrolment package by  March 31, 2020. 

The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) wishes to remind Inuvialuit beneficiaries and other residents and visitors of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region that harvesting from the Reindeer herd is strictly not allowed.

Elders Benefit Payments of $500 are available each year in December to all Inuvialuit beneficiaries over the age of 60.  Inuvialuit Regional Corporation will be distributing payments to Community Corporations, mailing payments to those outside the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, and electronically depositing payments to those registered for direct deposit December 2.

After many months of planning and preparation, Canadian North and First Air have launched their first-ever combined flight schedule, with all flights within it now marketed and sold under the unified name ‘Canadian North.’ From today onwards, Canadian North customers will be able to travel and ship across its vast network of 24 northern communities, from its southern gateways of Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton, with seamless interline connections to destinations throughout Canada, the US and beyond. To view this new schedule, please click here. 

With election results for Premier and Cabinet decided in the 19th Legislative Assembly, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) anticipates a new approach with GNWT in regards to the many priorities outlined by Inuvialuit leadership at the most recent Territorial leadership forum.  IRC is pleased to see Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick (Sonny) Blake Jr. acclaimed as Speaker and congratulates the seven Ministers elected to the Executive Council of the Northwest Territories.  IRC looks forward to working with all Ministers in their new portfolios.

 With a minority Liberal government now in the 43rd Parliament of Canada, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) credits Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election win and looks to continue working together on realization of joint priorities outlined in the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee.  IRC also congratulates the N.W.T. Member of Parliament Michael McLeod on his re-election.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) offers congratulations to all elected and incumbent MLAs, especially in ridings of Nunakput, Mackenzie Delta, Inuvik Twin Lakes, and Inuvik Boot Lake and extends its gratitude to former MLAs.

Makivik Corporation and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) are pleased to announce that they have completed the transaction to merge First Air and Canadian North into a strong, sustainable Pan-Arctic airline. This means that First Air and Canadian North will be able to begin the process of integrating their operations, with further details on the timing and duration of this process to be released very soon. 

The unified Canadian North will continue to meet and exceed the expectations of the people and organizations that rely on the availability of safe, reliable and cost-effective air service. Johnny Adams, who is currently Executive Chairman of First Air, will serve as Executive Chairman of the merged airline. Patrick Gruben, the current Chairman of Inuvialuit Development Corporation and Chairman of Canadian North, will assume the role of Vice-Chairman. Together, they will provide steady, northern-focused guidance and oversight to the merged airline on behalf of all Northerners.