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Last Updated: 2013-09-23

Inukshuk Geomatics Inc.

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Legal Name:   Inukshuk Geomatics Inc.
Operating Name:   Inukshuk Geomatics Inc.
 
Mailing Address
300-6940 Fisher Rd SE
CALGARY, Alberta
T2H 0W3
Location Address
300-6940 Fisher Rd SE
CALGARY, Alberta
T2H 0W3
 
Telephone: (403) 253-8101
Fax: (403) 253-1985
Email: sales@chalgeo.com
Website URL: http://www.inukshukgeomatics.com 
 
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Contact information

 
Andrea Dietrich
  Title:   Manager
  Area of Responsibility:   Domestic Sales & Marketing
  Telephone:   (403) 253-8101
  Fax:   (403) 253-1985
  Email:   sales@chalgeo.com
 

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Company description

 
Inukshuk Geomatics Inc. is a majority owned Aboriginal Geomatics Company, jointly owned by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation and Challenger Geomatics Ltd. Inukshuk is incorporated under the laws of the Northwest Territories and is the only aboriginal Geomatics Company that is permitted to practice land surveying on Canada Lands by the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors. In addition, Inukshuk is registered in the Aboriginal Business Directory and is a Pre-Qualified Supplier under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB).

Inukshuk’s corporate objective is to offer innovative professional geomatics services. We achieve this objective by providing our clients with the academic background and hands-on expertise of our professional staff. Our team includes land surveyors, professional engineers, software specialists, cartographers, and hydrographers, survey technologists, drafting technologists, photogrammetrists, GIS technologists and support personnel.

Inukshuk’s corporate goals are to:
• Facilitate the development of resources and capacity related to geomatics;
• Enable the beneficiaries to fully participate in geomatics activities in their respective regions;
• Demonstrate a long-term commitment to sustainable development in Aboriginal Communities;
• Develop and employ Inuvialuit and Aboriginal people;
• Deliver innovative and high quality geomatics services at competitive rates.  
Country of Ownership: Canada  
Exporting: No  
Primary Industry (NAICS): 541370 - Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services
Alternate Industries (NAICS): 541360 - Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services
541690 - Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Primary Business Activity: Services  
Aboriginal Firm: Registered Aboriginal Business under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB)

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Product / Service / Licensing

 
Service Name: Geomatics Services including Surveying, Mapping and Photogrammetry
 
Services:
• Oilfield Surveys (Wells and Pipelines)
• Oil Sands specific services
• Site Surveys, Topographical Surveys, and As-Builts
• 3D laser scanning (facilities, as built, quantities, etc.)
• Construction Surveys (Roads, Grading and Underground Utilities)
• Commercial and Industrial Real Property Reports
• Condominium Plans
• Building Layout (Piles, Gridlines, and Structural)
• Deformation Monitoring
• Offshore and Hydrographic Surveys
• Legal Surveys
• Photogrammetry & Aerial Mapping
• Deformation Monitoring
• Control Surveys
• CADD and Custom Mapping Services
• Software Development to support the above services


 

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Sector information

Unique applications:

Challenger/Inukshuk is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Association of Canada Land Surveyors, David Thompson award for Contribution to Society in recognition of the Aboriginal Training Challenger developed and delivered to communities in northern Canada.
Below is a partial list of training programs developed and delivered by Challenger and Inukshuk.

• September 2011, Sahtu Region, Deline, NT, introductory level survey assistant course for eight Sahtu Citizens followed by intermediate level training for four of these people. The course was requested by the Deline Land Corporation, hoping to build capacity related to the mine reclamation in the region. The course was developed with and supported by the Land Corporation with funding provided by Contaminates Remediation Training Organization of Canada (CRTOC)

• March 2010, Nunavik Communities of Quaqtaq, Ivujivik and Kangirsuk in Northern Quebec; As part of a PWGSC contract for legal surveys of the Nunavik Land Claim, Challenger worked with the communities and Makivik Corporation to develop and deliver workshops pertaining to surveying, the Nunavik Land Claim, using Hand Held GPS and Google Earth. A total of 36 adults and 78 high school students attended the workshops delivered over 4 days in each community.

• August 2008, Kivalliq Region, Rankin Inlet, NU, survey assistant course for eight Inuk of the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. The course was specific for resource development and the immediate needs for support for the growing mining industry in the region. The course was supported financially by our business partners, with students selected from the Kivalliq Region. Some were employed immediately upon graduation for short-term local projects.

• February – March 2006, Deh Cho Region, Fort Simpson, NT, two week survey assistant and intermediate survey course for 20 aboriginals. The course was specific for oil and gas development and the immediate needs of the MGP. Training delivered by Inukshuk Geomatics Inc, coordinated by Aurora College and financed by Aboriginal Futures and Challenger Geomatics Ltd.

• February – March 2006, Sahtu Settlement Area, Norman Wells, NT, two week survey assistant and intermediate survey course for 20 aboriginals. The course was specific for oil and gas development and the immediate needs of the MGP. Training delivered by Inukshuk Geomatics Inc, coordinated by Aurora College and financed by Aboriginal Futures and Challenger Geomatics Ltd.

• March 2006, Gwich’in Settlement Area, Fort McPherson, NT, two week survey assistant and intermediate survey course for 20 aboriginals. The course was specific for oil and gas development and the immediate needs of the MGP. Training delivered by Inukshuk Geomatics Inc, coordinated by Aurora College and financed by Aboriginal Futures and Challenger Geomatics Ltd.

• April 2006, Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Inuvik, NT, two week survey assistant and intermediate survey course for 20 aboriginals. The course was specific for oil and gas development and the immediate needs of the MGP. Training delivered by Inukshuk Geomatics Inc, coordinated by Aurora College and financed by Aboriginal Futures and Challenger Geomatics Ltd.

• 2004 – 2008, Ekati Diamond Mine, Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., and De Beers’ Snap Lake Diamond Project training of survey assistants and junior party chiefs on surface and underground mining projects with our partner Aboriginal Engineering Ltd., NWT.

• January - April 2003, Inuvialuit Settlement Region, NT, Mackenzie Gas Project, training of survey assistants on engineering surveys in support of geotechnical investigations.

• January - April 2003, Gwich’in Settlement Area, NT, Mackenzie Gas Project, training of survey assistants on engineering surveys in support of geotechnical investigations.

• June 2003, Tr’ondek Hwech’in, Dawson, YT, training of 5 survey assistants on legal survey of 22 parcels of land forming part of the land claim in Dawson City, Yukon.

• February & March 2002, Sahtu Settlement Region, Tulita District, NT, training of survey assistants on engineering surveys in support of the construction of four bridges on the Mackenzie Winter Highway.

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