Mining Royalty

Royalties are paid by the owner or the operator of a mine to compensate for natural resources that are extracted. The payment formula can be found in the Nunavut Mining Regulations and the Northwest Territories Mining Regulations. All provinces and territories having significant mining activities impose mining taxes and/or mining royalties on mining operations within their jurisdictions.

The royalty due from mine operators in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories is calculated using the Mining Royalty Return. A completed Mining Royalty Return with a reconciliation to company's financial statements and with all information required by sections 68 to 77 of the Nunavut Mining Regulations and the Northwest Territories Mining Regulations shall be delivered to the Chief of Financial Analysis and Royalties administration of the Northern Mineral Resources Directorate of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, on or before the last day of the fourth month after the end of each fiscal year of the mine.

Please submit this return to:

Chief of Financial Analysis and Royalties administration
Mineral Resources Directorate
Indigenopus and Northern Affairs Canada
25 Eddy Street, 10th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H4

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