Beneficiaries Ilaujuq

Update on Ilaujuq Certificates for 2023-2024

Air Inuit celebrates its 45 years of operation by issuing a special 2023-2024 Ilaujuq campaign. Effective December 20th, 2023, all four Ilaujuq certificates qualify for the $500 all-inclusive fare for return travel between Nunavik and the South or the South and Nunavik! 

  • The special 2023-2024 Ilaujuq program entitles the eligible beneficiary, for the validity period ranging from August 21st, 2023, to September 30th, 2024, to four (4) Ilaujuq certificates, each valid for and to the beneficiary’s choice for:
    • A passenger ticket on a regular scheduled flight at 70 % discount (applicable on the adult Y fare, the child YCH fare or the senior YCD fare) up to a maximum of 900$ all taxes included. Exceptionally, effective December 20th, 2023, all four (4) Ilaujuq certificates, if purchased for travel between Nunavik and Montreal/Québec prior to April 1, 2024, will be capped at $500 all taxes included. Purchases after March 31st, 2024, will see the capped amount back to $900.
    • OR
    • A 70% discounted cargo rate for the shipment of an ATV, snowmobile, or outboard motor, applicable on the La Grande to a Nunavik community portion or between Nunavik communities, up to a maximum of 900$ all taxes included.
  • The $500 Ilaujuq ticket is valid for return travel on Air Inuit or Canadian North between Nunavik and the South (Montreal/Québec) and must be booked for both airlines with Air Inuit reservations at 1 800 361-2965.
  • The $500 cap is not applicable between Nunavik Communities.
  • Once issued, changes to a ticket entirely on Canadian North shall be done directly with them.
  • The $500 Ilaujuq fare is exclusively valid for a return trip, it includes all taxes and surcharges and it must be purchased before March 31, 2024. No one-way travel is possible with this special rate.
  • The $500 Ilaujuq fare is a special program that is valid until March 31, 2024, and is made possible through a partnership between Makivvik, Air Inuit and the Québec Government. This program may be discontinued without prior notice and may not be renewed after March 31, 2024.


  • The Ilaujuq certificates are valid on Air Inuit and Canadian North scheduled flights only.
  • Limited seats per flight. Waitlisting in the Ilaujuq fare class is authorized.
  • Each Ilaujuq certificate entitles the bearer to one return trip or one cargo shipment only. If a one-way is purchased, the certificate is considered used. The $500 fare is not splitable to a one-way.
  • Stopovers are not permitted.
  • Voluntary itinerary changes are permitted and incur a 50$ plus taxes change fee as well as a fare difference payment or refund if applicable.
  • The Ilaujuq certificates are not transferable, not redeemable and may not be re-issued.
  • A ticket purchased under the privileges of this program is refundable and incurs a 50$ plus taxes refund fee. Refunds can be requested by completing and following the instructions on the refund form found on our website. Tickets refunded in full (all issued flight coupons) will reactivate the certificate within the program validity.
  • Any ticket purchased under the privileges of this program must be paid by personal credit card (for both airlines) or by direct payment (Air Inuit only).
  • The four (4) online certificates issued for the current campaign are valid for ticket purchase or cargo shipment between August 21st, 2023, and September 30, 2024. Tickets issued under the Ilaujuq program will remain valid for one (1) year from date of purchase.

The 2023-2024 Ilaujuq program is a Partnership between 


Reduced rates for Inuit beneficiaries of Nunavik

The Ilaujuq program is a joint Makivik Corporation and Air Inuit initiative created to make air travel more accessible for the Inuit of Nunavik. It offers reduced rates for beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement whose work or lifestyle requires them to frequently travel between communities.

Under the Ilaujuq program, Inuit beneficiaries of Nunavik are granted 4 certificates per year, valid for a 70% rebate on either round-trip airline tickets or the shipment of certain types of commodities.

This program aims not only to provide financial assistance, but also to preserve the integrity of the culture and lifestyle by connecting the Inuit community and increasing their future prospects through travel.

Program Rules and Regulations

To learn more about the Ilaujuq program, we invite you to read the complete program specifications below.

For more information about the Ilaujuq program, please contact Air Inuit customer service.

For information on the KRG Airfare Reduction Program, please click here.