Pictured above: The Northern store in Naujaat, NU
Our Community Promise
The North West Company Inc. is proud of the active role we play within the communities we serve, striving to make a positive, progressive difference. Our contributions within the community of Naujaat, NU, are a testament to our commitment.
Located on the north end of Repulse Bay, Naujaat is home to the Aivilingmiut people, direct descendants of the ancient Thule people, who are renowned for their dog teams and walrus hunting skills. Naujaat is Inuktitut for “seagull resting place”, named after a nearby cliff where newborn seagulls hatch each June.
Today, Naujaat is known for its thriving Arctic wildlife, along with it being the closest community to Ukkusiksalik National Park – a site rich with archaeological sites dating back to 1000 AD. Naujaat is home to 1,075 residents (according to Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census) who speak Inuktitut and English, and can only be reached through air, via Naujaat Airport (formerly known as Repulse Bay Airport).
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North West is proud of the positive impact we have on the community.
1. Employment: We are one of the most prominent employers in Naujaat, with our Northern store employing 16 individuals. Our commitment to local talent is demonstrated through our workforce consisting of 88% Indigenous employees.*
2. Capital Investment: Northern has made a $ 1,416,973 capital investment in the Naujaat store over a 10-year period.*
3. Annual Economic Impact: Northern is making a positive impact in Naujaat, with $996,565 annual economic impact in the community.*
Naujaat Northern Store Manager, Paul Dollard, and his team are significant community supporters.
“Naujaat is a little slice of the Arctic at the top of the world,” says Dollard. “I’ve found a home here, and want to do as much as I can for the people that have welcomed me as part of their community.”
*For the year ending 2020