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Sakku, Embassy West get $150M Rankin Inlet Long-Term Care Contract

10-year deal will create 43 jobs, GN says.

Sakku Investments Corp., partnered with Embassy West Senior Living, are the recipients of a $150-million contract to operate a new long-term care home in Rankin Inlet.

The 24-bed home, which has faced delays during its construction, is expected to be ready this year. The Department of Health named the successful bidders in an April 12 news release. As part of the deal, Sakku is creating new “specialized personal support worker positions” as part of a training collaboration with Nunavut Arctic College, the release said.

The 10-year contract will be worth $15 million per year, said Health spokesperson Nadine Purdy in an email to Nunatsiaq News.

The deal will create 43 jobs, she said.

Sakku and Embassy West are focusing on expanding elder-care services in Nunavut, said an April 18 news release from Sakku.

The Government of Nunavut and Sakku are expected to hold a signing ceremony for the deal April 30 in Rankin Inlet.

“With [Sakku’s] operational support, we are enhancing daily life, boosting employment in caregiving, and most importantly, enabling Nunavummiut and elders who need care to live closer to family and community,” said Health Minister John Main in the GN’s April 12 news release.

Embassy West Senior Living also operates a long-term care facility in Ottawa where about 70 Inuit elders live.