Apply now to serve as a Board, Committee, or Panel member in the Northwest Territories

Help protect, manage, and develop resources in the NWT

Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements led to the creation of resource management boards and dispute resolution panels across the territory. The Government of Canada is looking for dynamic people who are interested in serving on these boards and panels.

Are you self-motivated and do you like to make a difference? Do you understand the important work done across the territory by the:

If so, we invite you to express your interest in an upcoming or future Ministerial appointment on these boards and panels.

To express your interest, submit a letter clearly indicating:

Appointed members must be able to the handle the fluctuating workload of the boards and panels. Elected officials of municipal, Indigenous, territorial, and federal governments may not be eligible for appointment.

Appointments are for set three-year terms, except for the arbitration panels that are set for five years. All appointments are subject to a code of conduct. Appointees will receive remuneration for days served and travel expenses.

All candidates proposed for appointment must undergo a federal security clearance, including the provision of fingerprints and a credit check. Interviews may also be conducted.

The Government of Canada commits to appointing highly qualified members who reflect Canada’s diversity. As such, we encourage applicants to self-identify as members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Priority may be given to residents of the Northwest Territories.

Please send your letter and résumé to:

Robert Holliday, Project Leader – Board Relations
Governance and Partnerships Directorate
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
NWT Regional Office
PO Box 1500
Yellowknife NT X1A 2R3

If you have further questions about these entities, the opportunities, or the code of conduct, contact Robert Holliday at 867-669-2564 or by email at

Application deadline: submissions of interest must be received by March 7, 2018.
Submissions received after the deadline may receive consideration for future vacancies.

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