Makivik Corporation is seeking Board members for its development corporation and its two airlines


Board Members

  • Makivik DEVCO
  • First Air
  • Air Inuit

Makivik Corporation is seeking Board Members for its wholly-owned business development corporation (DEVCO), as well as its two airlines: Air Inuit and First Air. Created in 1978, following the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), Makivik’s mission is to support the economic and social welfare of the Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA. To this end, Makivik owns commercial subsidiaries including Air Inuit, First Air, Halutik Fuels, Nunavik Geomatics and Kautaq Construction and is a major shareholder in Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping (NEAS), collectively employing over 2,000 people in Nunavik, Nunavut, Montreal, Ottawa and other Canadian locations.

Makivik has created DEVCO to oversee its existing wholly-owned subsidiaries which are increasingly large and complex, and to explore and develop new business and diversification opportunities. This will require the recruitment of three new, experienced boards of directors, capable of providing professional governance and direction.

Each of the three boards (DEVCO, Air Inuit and First Air) will consist of six members including a Chair selected by its respective members. A minimum of three members of each board must be beneficiaries of the JBNQA who are not employed by, or members of the Board of Directors of, Makivik Corporation or its subsidiaries.

Candidates who wish to be considered for the opportunity to foster the growth and success of Makivik’s new development corporation and its two airlines should be compelled by the objectives of Makivik, and comfortable operating in a cross-cultural environment. They should be confident in selecting and providing oversight to the CEO, and possess an understanding of governance and the collaborative role of board members. All board members should possess an understanding of financial statements, business planning and operations.

Preference will be given to candidates who have had previous experience in owning, operating, or managing a business. Ideally candidates will hold a professional designation and advanced education.

If these important and exciting board mandates are of interest, send an introductory letter explaining why you should be selected as a Board member, and a resume detailing your professional experience.

Applications can be sent to Boyden Executive Search at and must be received no later than May 19, 2017.