It's time to put Nunavut on the map

Protecting the Arctic environment by drastically reducing emissions. Saving millions on diesel. Connecting Nunavut for the first time to bring affordable, reliable electricity to Nunavut and create multi-generational socio-economic benefits. The Inuit-owned Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link can do all these things in partnership with the Government of Canada.

The Project

As Nunavut’s first infrastructure link to southern Canada, the Inuit-owned Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link will deliver reliable, renewable and affordable electricity and broadband internet to Arctic communities. The Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link (KHFL) will be a transmission line providing dependable, renewable power and broadband connectivity for Inuit – a collective effort to advance reconciliation, climate action, and ensure that those living in Nunavut have access to the same vital infrastructure as the rest of Canada.  

Why Renewable Grid-Based Electricity For Nunavut?

Despite being Canada’s largest territory – Nunavut represents about 20% of the country’s total land mass - the Territory is effectively land locked, with no infrastructure connection to the rest of Canada. 100% of all energy needs in the region are met by burning diesel fuel. As a result, Inuit living in Nunavut have the highest carbon intensity in the country.

The KHFL will grid-connect Nunavut for the very first time, paving the way for two-way electricity trades in the future, unlocking potential Arctic renewable resources and helping Canada meet its 2050 net zero emissions economy-wide target. Without grid-connection, Nunavut will never be part of the pan-Canadian electric network, which will further increase the crippling infrastructure gap that exists between the Territory and the rest of the country.

Why Broadband Internet?

Nunavut communities deserve to share in the same economic opportunities and services as the rest of Canada. Bringing a reliable internet connection will connect communities, ensuring that they can access critical resources and services – such as telehealth, remote learning and many others - and support businesses and economic development throughout the region.

The Facts 


Total percentage of land mass that Nunavut represents in Canada


Current infrastructure connections between Nunavut and Southern Canada


Tonnes of GHG emissions per year avoided, helping meet the Territory’s 2030 emissions reduction target


Percentage of the project that is Inuit-led


KHFL contribution to Canada’s GDP during construction

The Government of Canada has committed to climate action and economic reconciliation with Inuit. They can demonstrate leadership and walk their own talk by investing in the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link.

Take Action

Email your MP and Federal Ministers. Call on them to support the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link and help give Nunavut communities the connectivity, energy security, and clean environment they deserve.