Tourism

The Government of Canada is investing in Nunavut’s tourism industry as part of National Tourism Week.

CanNor invests almost 1 million dollars to four projects that will help the industry get out of the crisis by creating good jobs for northerners.

IKALUIT, NU, June 3, 2022 /CHNV/ – Nunavut has a lot to offer visitors: breathtaking scenery, wide open spaces, diverse and inclusive experiences, and welcoming people. With a focus on health and safety and a high COVID-19 vaccination rate, the area is an attractive and memorable destination for visitors.

Today, as part of the Tourism Week in St. CanadaThe Honorable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister in Charge of Prairie Economic Development of Canada and Minister in Charge of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, announced an investment of nearly 1 million dollarsdelivered by CanNor to support four projects in communities around the world. Nunavut.

Tourism organizations are adapting and innovating to accommodate the return tourism sector. With local residents investing and preparing to welcome visitors again, the government Canada supports these local economies, tourism businesses and other organizations, so more people around the world Canada and abroad can experience what we have to offer.

CanNor investment support Nunavut tourism projects

These investments support four projects in Nunavutincluding infrastructure upgrades in Entrance to the pondnew safety equipment in line with the regulations related to the pandemic in arctic gulf as well as Cambridge Bay, as well as accelerating the procurement of equipment to support small cargo and tourist charters in Kivallik. Funding for these projects contributes Nunavut growing economy, supports innovative, inclusive and adaptive solutions to improve the tourism experience, and provides at least 25 part-time and full-time jobs in five existing positions, as well as training for Inuit.

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“Our government continues to support the northern and arctic tourism sector by providing support to help businesses through difficult times and help them grow as the industry recovers. Working together, our government helps to support Nunavut businesses and the local economy in their efforts to provide visitors with a world-class experience while creating and sustaining jobs for Nunavummiut.”

— The Honorable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister Responsible for the Economic Development of Canada’s Prairies, and Minister Responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.

“The Canadian travel sector continues to be one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are fully committed to supporting businesses and organizations during these challenging times by keeping safety as a top priority and supporting them to recover quickly and innovate. their products and services and thrive. The Tourism Assistance Fund will help businesses adapt, make improvements and be ready to welcome returning guests. It is also a contribution to a broader strategy to help the sector weather the pandemic, recover and grow. Canada’s economy…

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