Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (QC) is an Inuit Birthright Development Corporation, established in1983 to manage economic development on behalf of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), the organization representing all the Inuit of the Qikiqtani Region. Balancing tradition with innovation, QC strives to improve the social and economic well-being of all people in the Qikiqtani region by inve.sting in or creating sound financial opportunities.
First Air has been connecting people of the North for over 60 years and is recognized in the aviation industry for innovation and operational expertise in remote regions and especially taxing environments. The airline’s service-based approach and extensive northern experience are two of the main reasons why First Air planes and crews are a natural ‘first choice’, when it comes to choosing an airline in Canada’s Arctic.
With over 1000 employees, of which more than 450 work and live in the North, First Air is owned by Makivik Corporation, the organization responsible for administering the land claim settlement of the Inuit of northern Quebec.