Minister Vandal Highlights Fall Economic Statement Support for Jobs and Skills and Announces $900,000 CanNor Investment with Travel Nunavut

Travel Nunavut contribute to the marketing and professional training initiatives of local tourism operators as they rebuild, innovate and grow their businesses

IQALUIT NOW, November 8, 2022 /CNW/ – Nunavut has a lot to offer visitors: a pristine environment, vibrant communities, beautiful landscapes and welcoming people that make the territory a unique and memorable place to visit. While the pandemic has affected the ability of many people to discover the territory, its tourist operators are now welcoming visitors again and showing them all that Nunavut has to offer.

Today, while in Iqaluitthe Honorable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, spoke about the recent Fall Economic Statement 2022 and announced that the government of Canada invests $900,000offered by CanNor, to support Travel Nunavut in its efforts to market the territory as a travel destination, while providing skills training and support to help grow local jobs, businesses and tourism operators.

Travel Nunavut is a not-for-profit association that promotes tourism development by providing specialist knowledge and expertise in marketing, research, market readiness and advocacy. With this funding, the organization will use its expertise and experience to provide training in digital literacy, content development and marketing to its members. The benefits of this project will have an impact on from Nunavut tourism industry as a whole and will continue to build the territory’s reputation as a world-class tourist destination. Core funding for Travel Nunavut is provided by the Government of Nunavut.

Funding for this project comes from the Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth) program, which makes foundational investments in economic infrastructure, sector development and capacity building to help position northerners in the territories so that they benefit from from Canada innovation economy. These investments advance, encourage and support broader economic opportunities, as well as specific economic and business needs. Investing in Travel Nunavut demonstrates that the Government of from Canada commitment to supporting local businesses and fostering the growth of from Nunavut tourism industry, creating an economy that benefits everyone.

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“I had the opportunity to visit several communities across Nunavut, and it is a breathtaking place to see. The natural beauty of the territory and the warm welcome of the inhabitants make it a place that all Canadians should visit. Our government supports Travel Nunavut and its efforts to promote the territory and encourage local tourism operators. Thanks to their efforts, more people will have the opportunity to learn about and visit this amazing part of Canada.”

The Honorable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor

“Tourism is a key economic driver and it is the industry that tells our story to the world. Today’s announcement is a step forward in strengthening from Nunavut the visitor economy and providing targeted support to its tourism sector to continue to deliver unforgettable experiences for domestic and international travellers. This is an important step in the recovery of the Canadian economy, as its overall health depends on the recovery of Canadian tourism. »

The Honorable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance

“Tourism plays a vital role in from Nunavut economy. This investment supports our vision of enhanced training opportunities in the sector to deliver positive results to businesses and local communities. We thank CanNor for their continued support and encourage tourism operators to access these initiatives as they become available through Travel Nunavut. »

The Honorable David Akeeagok, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation

“We thank the federal government for investing in the travel industry for Nunavut. The pandemic has been extremely difficult on Nunavut businesses and this investment will have a lasting effect on the industry!”

Ed RomanowskiPresident, Travel Nunavut

“Destination Canada is committed to supporting the work that Travel Nunavut provides to its members and the travel industry. Sharing our expertise through cooperative marketing efforts and co-branding opportunities creates strong collaboration. We are actively working with Travel Nunavut to develop the destination, helping Inuit-owned businesses become Trade Ready and promote Export Ready products. »

Marsha WaldenPresident and CEO, Destination Canada

“The Native Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is proud to partner with Travel Nunavut as they continue to strengthen their marketing and training initiatives. The beauty of Nunavut combined with a rich and dynamic culture make it a destination of choice to welcome visitors from all over the world. As global demand continues to grow for authentic Indigenous experiences, this investment will play an important role in helping tourism operators rebuild, innovate and grow their businesses post-pandemic to meet growing demand. »

Keith HenryPresident and CEO of ITAC.

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SOURCE Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)

For further information: Kyle Allen, Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Office of the Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairie Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, [email protected]; Craig Welsh, Communications Advisor, Nunavut, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, [email protected]; Kevin Kelly, CEO, Travel Nunavut, [email protected]

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