Who We Are
History and Ownership
Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western Airlines, Transair, Nordair) have proudly served Canada’s North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. The airline, 100% owned by Aboriginals, is a thriving, healthy company that provides superior service to all northerners, including the more than 30,000 shareholders (Inuvialuit and Inuit of Nunavut) who own it. We offer extensive scheduled flights and cargo services throughout Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, as well as charter operations throughout Canada and the U.S.
At Canadian North, we believe in investing in the communities we serve. To read more about our commitment to the North, or to apply for sponsorship support, please click here.
Canadian North's Brand
Canadian North's logo was developed to embody the strength, boldness, beauty and promise of the North.
Three symbols, unique to the North, are used to communicate our airline:
- The Polar Bear
Like Canadian North, the polar bear thrives in a land where opportunity is gained through hard work, smart thinking, and quick action. Like the polar bear, we are tenacious in meeting the challenges of our environment through strength, endurance, fortitude and thoughtful action.
- The Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights
The northern lights and midnight sun depict the beauty, mystery and ever-changing nature of the North. These elements are symbolic of Canadian North’s free-moving spirit and willingness to change to better meet the needs of those who fly the northern skies. The two swirls found in the northern lights are a reflection of the people of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories who are not only our owners, but the people we serve. Like the northern lights and the midnight sun, we are a familiar part of the northern sky.
Together with our new theme “seriously northern,” our new logo expresses Canadian North's unique understanding of the land we serve and our commitment to meeting the travel requirements of its people.