IDC Companies

Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC) is a 100 per cent Inuvialuit-owned for profit holding company, with a wealth of experience growing leader businesses in a variety of industries.

IDC has cultivated a diversified, growth-oriented portfolio as the business arm of Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC).

Northern Services

Pan Arctic Inuit Logistics

Pan Arctic Inuit Logistics Corporation (PAIL) under a joint venture with ATCO Frontec Corp. of Calgary, operates and maintains the Canadian portion of the North Warning System on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND) through their mutual agent Nasittuq Corporation.

PAIL is 100% owned and controlled by the Inuit in the four Inuit land claims settlement regions of Canada, acting through their respective “heritage organizations”. PAIL’s seven shareholders are the Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC); Nunasi Corporation; Makivik Corporation; the Labrador Inuit Development Corporation (LIDC); Qikiqtaaluk Corporation; Sakku Investments Corporation, and Kitikmeot Corporation.

A major objective, that continues to be pursued by PAIL in relation to its involvement in NWS operations and maintenance activities, is to encourage the employment and training of Inuit in the various jobs that are associated with the NWS, and in this way contribute to the ability of Inuit to participate more fully in the Northern and Canadian workforce and economy in general. In its NWS activities PAIL also encourages business and economic development.

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Stanton Group

The Stanton Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Inuvialuit Development Corporation.

Stanton Group Ltd. is an Inuvik-based food distribution company. Using the full range of transportation options available in the North-fixed-wing, on- and off-strip aircraft, helicopters, marine vessels, highway, ice road and overland vehicle support – Stanton staff are experienced in supplying top-quality, professional and dependable food services to exploration and development companies across the western Arctic.

With its extensive knowledge of the region’s transportation infrastructure, Stanton has specialized in provisioning camps and catering to oil and gas operations in the western Arctic, onshore and offshore, since 1982.

Stanton also services the Inuvik area and surrounding communities through a modern, cash and carry, retail grocery centre along with a retail Store in Tuktoyaktuk and Aklavik.

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Tundra Communications

A partnership between the Inuvialuit Development Corporation and Northwestel, Tundra Communications is uniquely positioned to offer a full suite of products and services. The goal of Tundra Communications is to deliver top tier telecommunications services to natural resource companies operating in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, while providing employment and careers for Inuvialuit beneficiaries, all the while ensuring a fair share of the economic benefits from these industries remain in the ISR and in the North.

We will offer both satellite and microwave based technologies to provide voice, internet and data services in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

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Aklak Air

Offering both scheduled and charter fixed-wing service across the Western Arctic, Aklak Air excels in providing efficient, secure and safe transportation for people, goods and material on a cost-competitive basis. Aircraft are flown by dual flight crews trained in cockpit management and hold Transport Canada Instrument Flight Ratings. All flights are provided by our custom selected fleet, maintained to the highest Transport Canada standards and safety certified.

Geologists, oil exploration personnel, land surveyors – they all rely on Aklak Air to get them into some of the most remote locations in the Western Arctic.

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Canadian Helicopters

Canadian Helicopters Limited (CHL) is the largest helicopter transportation company operating in Canada and provides a diverse range of helicopter services throughout the country. Within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, helicopter services are provided through Canadian Helicopters in partnership with Inuvialuit Development Corporation. The joint venture has a significant presence in the Mackenzie Delta-Beaufort Sea region, providing flying support to oil and gas exploration, mining exploration, environmental monitoring, scientific research and national defense. In the challenging field of Arctic logistics, Canadian Helicopters’ experience is unparalleled.

With over 50 years of experience flying in Canada’s north, Canadian Helicopters can offer the highest standard of safe, reliable and cost competitive helicopter service in the Western Arctic.

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Canadian North

Canadian North and its founding companies (CAI, PWA, Transair, Nordair) have provided safe, reliable air travel across the North and to southern hubs for over 85 years.

Canadian North is a striving, wholly-owned company in the IDC portfolio that provides superior air service to all northerners, including the over 35,000 Inuvialuit and Inuit shareholders.

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Manufacturing and Construction

Mackenzie Integrated Tubular Solutions

MITS is a joint venture between Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC) and Hallmark Tubulars Ltd. It provides products and services to the oil and gas industry in regards to integrated tubular solutions for OCTG and line pipe. MITS offers a complete range of all products and services, from mill sourcing, inventory management, inspection, threading, returns management, logistics, rental strings, accessories and installation of pipe in the wellbore. This applies to both onshore and offshore drilling projects. MITS offers a unique and unrivalled “single point of contact” solution to all aspects of OCTG and line pipe requirements.

MITS draws on multiple decades of experience and one of the most comprehensive and diverse inventories in the industry and is able to provide its customers with the strategic support required to successfully manage costs and achieve results on remote-location drilling programs.

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IDC Construction (IDCC)

IDC Construction is a construction company based in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.  Our goal is to provide our customers with safe, reliable and cost-effective construction services.

IDC Construction is proud to be Inuvialuit-owned and is committed to promoting sustainable economic development by providing employment and training to Inuvialuit beneficiaries and supporting local businesses and trades.

Key Products and Services

  • General Contracting
  • Design Build Services
  • Construction Management
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Recreational Buildings
  • Tenant Improvements (TI)
  • Renovation/Remodeling


Nappaq Design and Construction (now IDCC)

Nappaq Construction is a construction company based in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. The company was formed in 2013 as a joint venture between the Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC) and Mid West Design & Construction Ltd. Design and Construction, offering you over 30 years of construction experience. Our goal is to provide our customers with safe, reliable and cost-effective construction service.

Nappaq Design and Construction is proud to be Inuvialuit-owned and is committed to promoting sustainable economic development by providing employment and training to Inuvialuit beneficiaries and supporting local businesses and trades.

The word Nappaq means “to build” in the Inuvialuit language.

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Weldco-Beales Manufacturing

Weldco Companies is comprised of three business units: Weldco-Beales Manufacturing, Weldco Hydra-Lift and Weldco Heavy Industries. Weldco-Beales Manufacturing has operations in Edmonton, Alberta; Langley, British Columbia; and Barrie, Ontario that designs and manufactures heavy equipment attachments for excavators, crawler dozers, wheel loaders, motor graders, and large trucks. Weldco Hydra-Lift, located in Edmonton, designs and manufactures truck mounted telescopic cranes ranging from 8-ton to 50-ton capacities. Weldco Heavy Industries operates from a newly constructed facility located in the heart of the Alberta Oil Sands and specializes in large steel fabrication and repair related to the mining industry.

With a diverse range of products, services and expertise, Weldco Companies is well positioned to serve a variety of sectors across Canada and to provide innovative steel solutions.

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Energy Services

Akita Equtak Drilling

Akita Equtak is a 50/50 equity based joint venture partnership between Akita Drilling Ltd. and Inuvialuit Development Corporation providing premium Arctic contract drilling services and crews. Akita Equtak has been in operation since 1983 and has drilled for every operator in the Mackenzie Delta since 2000, providing drilling equipment of a variety of sizes and capacities and even labour crews for offshore drilling projects. Akita Equtak has also operated in Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta and Colorado.

Akita Equtak’s vision is commitment from all to achieve operational excellence, HSE perfection, sustainable opportunity and financial success.

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Arctic Oil and Gas Services

Arctic Oil and Gas Services Ltd is an Inuvialuit company providing catering support services to Oil, Gas and Mining Industries in the Mackenzie Delta and Beaufort Sea Regions. AOGS, one of the largest Aboriginal Employers in the Western Arctic, makes a concentrated effort to employ and train Inuvialuit beneficiaries and other northern residents. Currently 85% of AOGS employees are Inuvialuit beneficiaries. The majority of operational needs (food, equipment, warehouse space, etc.) are also obtained through local Inuvialuit listed businesses.

AOGS is committed to providing its clients with top quality personnel and services.

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IEG Consultants

IEG Consultants Ltd. is a joint venture between Inuvialuit Development Corporation and Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. dedicated to the communities and people of northern Canada. IEG delivers quality environmental and engineering services to industry, government and aboriginal organizations.

The challenging working conditions of Northern Canada demand practical business solutions. IEG has a successful track record in the north with in-depth knowledge of logistics, quality control, training, safety and environmental responsibility. It works closely with industry, aboriginal partners, regulatory bodies and local stakeholders to deliver cost effective environmental and engineering services.

A team of scientists and engineers will work with clients to meet the technical, environmental and social challenges of projects, attain regulatory standards and interact with stakeholders in a mutually beneficial manner.

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Inukshuk Geomatics

Established in 2000, Inukshuk Geomatics Inc. is a majority-owned Inuvialuit organization offering geomatics services throughout the NWT, Nunavut and Yukon Territory. Inukshuk has extensive experience in the Arctic providing geomatics services to a broad spectrum of clients including oil and gas, mining, government and private business.

Inukshuk Geomatics Inc.’s depth of experience and commitment to northern businesses and communities defines Inukshuk as the geomatics company of choice north of 60.

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Inuvialuit Oilfield Services

Inuvialuit Oilfield Services (IOFS), a joint venture between Schlumberger Canada Ltd and Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC), is the leading oilfield services company in the North. Building on Schlumberger’s over 50 years of Arctic experience, IOFS offers services for the complete well lifecycle, ranging from seismic acquisition to well completions. IOFS’ geographically focused team enables innovative, customized solutions during product and service delivery, while always maintaining the highest safety standards.

With dedicated personnel, IOFS brings leading edge technology and expertise to the Arctic oil and gas industry.

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Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC) is a 100 per cent Inuvialuit-owned for profit holding company, with a wealth of experience growing leading businesses in a variety of industries.


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