Further together

ᓂᑲᓐ ᑕᐱᔅᑯᓐ ᐋ ᐃᔅᒋᒋᐱᔨᒄ

About us

Founded in 2018, Niigaan which means “Moving Forward – Looking Ahead” is a partnership with Saskounan, a Cree company from the community of Chisasibi in James Bay.

At Niigaan, we believe in our people. The only way to build stronger healthier vibrant communities is to give our people jobs with a sense of commitment for the community and families, as well as to share the work equally. Our business cultural value is to strive to incorporate Cree workers into our organization and to stimulate local businesses growth.


We manage turnkey projects with a unique effective approach, in harmony with sustainable development and natural resources. We contributes to skills development in remote areas, while maximizing local spin-offs.

Waska expertise Environment


Environmental assessments, monitoring, field surveys, environment inventory, conservation and compensation plans, bathymetry.

Waska expertise forestry


Clearing, photo-interpretation, geomorphology, mapping/inventory, assessments and
expertise, forest planning, forest roads.

Waska expertise Civil works

Civil works

Road and pipes, dikes, weirs and dams, earthworks, paving, water and sewer systems, fused pipes, pumping station, culverts demolition/replacement and installation, worksite surveillance.

Waska expertise Roads


Road conception and planning, path localization and optimization, engineering structures, paving and resurfacing.

Waska expertise Construction


Commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-dwelling units.

Waska expertise Mines


Excavation, drilling and blasting, drainage, tailings facilities, dikes and
dams, scouring, earthworks, waste water treatment basins, geomembrane installation, road construction.

Waska expertise Infrastructures


Electric substations, power lines, railways (surveying, route, water course crossing), drone inspection, pipelines.

Waska expertise Municipal works

Municipal works

Urban forestry, building construction, civil works, environment, roads, infrastructures, geomatics and surveying

Waska expertise Geomatics

Geomatics and surveying

Technical surveys, topographic surveys, hydrographic surveys, drone surveys, inspection of infrastructures, digital mapping.


Niigaan, in collaboration with Saskounan, have participated in many projects on the Cree territory over the past few years. Among others, the construction of 8 triplexes for the Cree Health Board of Chisasibi, the construction of streets and municipal services in a new sector of Chisasibi, the ROW clearing of a 25 kV line to connect relay 381 on the James Bay road as well as mechanical clearing work along the Transtaïga road for the SDBJ. All of thses works were performed with the involvement of local Cree workers.

Niigaan’s professional services department, which includes forest engineers, biologists and civil engineers, have realized intervention permit mandates for a mining exploration company as well as a pre-feasibility study for an access road.

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Martin Tremblay, For. Eng. Administrative Director

Telephone: 418-660-2037

Email : martin.tremblay@desfor.com