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Iqaluit International Airport Project

The Government of Nunavut announced that Arctic Infrastructure Partners has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Iqaluit International Airport Improvement.

Following the Request for Proposals (RFP) submission and evaluation phase of the competitive selection process, Arctic Infrastructure Partners signed a contract with the Government of Nunavut in September, 2013. It is anticipated that construction will begin in the spring of 2014. The project is expected to be completed at the end of 2017.

The Iqaluit International Airport Improvement Project includes a new airport building; expanded aprons for planes to park; new lighting systems; an upgraded runway; and a new combined services building that will house the fire-fighting vehicles/support equipment and the heavy equipment that maintain the runways and aprons. The project is partially funded by PPP Canada Inc, a federal crown corporation.

A fairness advisor, Jane Shackell QC, was appointed to monitor the entire competitive selection process—including the evaluation of the RFQ responses—and found the evaluation to be fair and unbiased. The fairness advisor’s reports can be found at the bottom of this page.

To access all of the schedules in the project agreement please contact Matthew Illaszewicz at 867-975-7818 or

For more information please review these documents: