Why Nuna

Against the harshest terrain in some of the most remote locations in North America, Nuna is there. At almost every major mine development in Northern Canada, Nuna is there. Building opportunities that strengthen our communities, Nuna is there.

Nuna is a federally registered, Indigenous, heavy civil construction, earthworks, contract mining and remediation company. We’re proudly majority Inuit-owned, 100% Canadian and ready to tackle the toughest projects with an agility, precision and methodology that only we can offer. We don’t follow the trails. We go further to forge better routes—ones that lead to growth and prosperity today and for generations to come.

Beyond Expectations: Expansion Through the Decades

In 1993, Nuna began by building seasonal ice roads and executing site earthworks at diamond mines across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Today, we’re the largest Inuit-owned civil contractor in Canada. We’ve developed more than 25 venture partnerships and corporate entities with Indigenous groups, communities and regional development corporations. Since our first job, we’ve expanded to our present-day capacity, where we can now plan and execute concurrent developments in excess of $250 million per project.

Despite our size—that can extend to a workforce of over 900 people in remote locations throughout Canada’s Northern Territories, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia—Nuna implements each project as if it was our only project. Adaptable and experienced, we function as a tactical partner that understands and anticipates each customer’s current needs and future direction.

Beyond the Standard: The Full Project Spectrum

Backed by a proven track record of safe, successful project execution, Nuna tackles everything from public and private civil developments to full-scale multi-national endeavours. Often the first in and last out, we act with a “no re-work” frame of mind and deliver services for the full life-cycle of each project—from cost estimation and exploration support to construction, operations and reclamation. Our partners and clients know they can count on Nuna to complete each project on time, on budget and on target, despite any obstacles that stand in the way.

Beyond the Field: Fostering Growth for Future Generations

Nuna goes further in the field and brings that same intentionality back to our communities. The hiring and training of Indigenous people is a primary focus. As such, Nuna has a proud track record of more than 40% Indigenous engagement on all projects. We integrate, recruit, retain and maximize local labour resources and services into all of our projects. Our goal is to enrich and improve the communities where we do business and impart valuable, sustainable skills that can be passed down from generation to generation.

Beyond Business: Health, Safety & Environment First

Committed to upholding the highest environmental practices and protecting the safety of our team members above all else, Nuna’s business and social practices are designed to reduce impacts, foster generational opportunities and keep our employees safe. Environmental, health and safety processes are paramount across all areas of our operations, beginning with pre-employment safety competency reviews to weekly safety meetings to on-site safety and environmental professionals and more. Nuna is COR™ certified (Certificate of Recognition) and is recognized as an industry leader in safety and environmental protocols.