Applications to Record Mineral Claims on Crown lands in Nunavut
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Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada reviews applications to record mineral claims on Crown lands in Nunavut to ensure they meet all requirements under the Nunavut Mining Regulations. Under the regulations, an application may be submitted at any time within 60 days from the day that staking of the claim was completed. The Department reviews the application and records the claim as soon as possible, usually within 90 days of receiving a complete application.
Service standard: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's goal is to review an application to record mineral claim on Crown lands in Nunavut and record the mineral claim within 90 days of receiving the application, provided the application is complete and meets all requirements under the Nunavut Mining Regulations.
The service standard applies to the following process of departmental review and approval of the authorization:
Review the application to record mineral claim; and
Record the mineral claim.
Performance target: The target for achieving this standard is 90%, under normal circumstances.
Performance results: In 2014-2015, the service standard was met 100% of the time.
In 2015-2016, the service standard was met 90% of the time.
In 2016-2017, the service standard was met 100% of the time
Applying to record a mineral claim on Crown lands in Nunavut: A recorded mineral claim under the Nunavut Mining Regulations allows the holder of the recorded claim to exclusively prospect for minerals within the area of the recorded claim for a period of 10 years and to apply to lease this area for the purpose of developing a mine.