Question Period Note: Clyde River Small Craft Harbour


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Date received:
Jun 23, 2022
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Name of Minister:
Tassi, Filomena (Hon.)
Title of Minister:
Minister of Public Services and Procurement


Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is providing project management and procurement services for the construction of a small craft harbour in the community of Clyde River, Nunavut, on behalf the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Suggested Response:

  • The Government is committed to working with communities in Nunavut to deliver infrastructure that improves lives and helps to build stronger communities
    • After conducting a fair, open and transparent tendering process respecting the requirements under the Nunavut Agreement, the contract for the construction of a new small craft harbour was awarded to Pilitak Enterprises Ltd. of Iqaluit, Nunavut, an Inuit Registered Firm
    • The contract is valued at $37.8 million (excluding taxes) and includes an Inuit Benefits Plan
    • The plan will maximize Inuit employment, subcontracting and on-the-job training opportunities, and involve Inuit businesses in carrying out the work of the project
    • Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and will continue over the next 3 years. This important small craft harbour in Clyde River is anticipated to be operation by 2026


The new harbour at Clyde River will be an integral part of the recently established Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area and the associated Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement. It supports the Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area through a whole-of-government approach, which was negotiated with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

The Clyde River harbour development construction contract was awarded to Pilitak Enterprises on May 20, 2022 for a price of $37,787,715 (excluding taxes). Pilitak is registered on the Inuit Firms Registry, and the contract includes commitments toward an Inuit Benefits Plan.

The Clyde River consultant contract was awarded to CBCL-Canadrill JV (C-C) for $3.41 million on July 24, 2020. The consultant contract also included an Inuit Benefits Plan in accordance with Article 24 of the Nunavut Agreement, with reporting and monitoring of these commitments.

To date, four community consultations have been held in the community of Clyde River, with the community demonstrating strong support for the project.

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