New small craft harbour will improve safety and bring economic benefits to Clyde River

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Government of Canada understands the need for safe and accessible harbours for hunters, harvesters, commercial fishers, and others in the Arctic. The federal government is committed to working with communities in Nunavut to deliver infrastructure that improves lives and helps to build stronger communities.

Today the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Service and Procurement Canada announced the awarding of the contract for the construction of a new small craft harbour in Clyde River, Nunavut.

The contract for the Clyde River small craft harbour has been awarded to Pilitak Enterprises Ltd. of Iqaluit Nunavut. The contract is valued at $37,787,715.00 excluding applicable taxes. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and will continue over the next 3 years. The Inuit Benefits Plan within the construction contract supports local training and employment. The Clyde River small craft harbour is anticipated to be operational by the open-water season of 2026.

This new harbour will not only make access to the sea safer, it will provide job and economic opportunities to Clyde River, particularly during the traditional fishing and marine mammal harvesting season. The new infrastructure will ensure the safe and timely delivery of goods to the community, while enhancing the potential for tourism and other economic and social activities.

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