An excellent opportunity to experience the North and to expand my working knowledge of building practices in the Northern regions.
Construction Foreman (Former Employee), Pangnirtung, NU – June 19, 2012
Pros: providing much needed housing to northern communities
Cons: long days towards end of rotation/ missing family at home
The days were full with managing multiple sub trades and related questions and concerns. Weekly safety meetings helped me to assess job progress and general staff moral. Support from management was reasonable but as a government run organisation it lacked in certain areas of support. My co-workers were awesome, very co-operative when various requests were made of them. The hardest part of the job was obtaining quotes / delivery of needed materials from Northern suppliers. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with the local Inuit workers, getting to know them and learning about their traditional cultures.