Opportunities for ministerial appointments

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is seeking individuals to serve on certain institutions, boards and commissions for which the Minister has appointment and nomination responsibilities.

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List of organizations seeking nominations

Listed below by region are the organizations with vacancies. If you wish to apply, please consult How to apply?

To learn more about each organization, visit Ministerial appointments.


Who can apply?

Individuals expressing interest to serve must clearly demonstrate their knowledge and experience relevant to organization or organizations they wish to serve. Current members are also invited to express their interest in being considered for reappointment or appointment to other organizations. Members must be able to participate in meetings and activities based on fluctuating workloads. Appointments are for set three year terms. Remuneration for days served and expenses for travel are provided.

All candidates proposed for appointment or nomination must undergo a federal security clearance, including the provision of fingerprints and a credit check.

Preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as members of one or more of the following groups: youth, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.


Yukon: The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.

How to apply?

To express your interest, please send the following items to the appropriate contact listed below:

Contact Us


Natasha Andrei
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Yukon Regional Office
300 Main Street, Room 415C
Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 2B5
T: 867-667-3324 (Toll free: 1-800-661-0451)


Ceporah Kilabuk
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Nunavut Regional Office
PO Box 2200
Iqaluit, NU  X0A 0H0
T: 867-975-4515 (Toll-Free: 1 -800-686-4729)

Northwest Territories

Jeanette Hernberg
Governance and Partnerships Directorate
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Northwest Territories Regional Office
P.O. Box 1500
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3
Tel: 867-669-2617

Past nomination processes


The Nunavut process is now closed. The deadline to apply was July 14, 2017.

Northwest Territories

  • Environmental Impact Review Board for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Chairman)
  • Environmental Impact Screening Committee for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Chairman and member)
  • Gwich'in Arbitration Panel (member)
  • Gwich'in Land and Water Board (member)
  • Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board (member)
  • Inuvialuit Water Board (member)
  • Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (member)
  • Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (member)
  • Sahtu Arbitration Panel (member)
  • Sahtu Land and Water Board (member)
  • Sahtu Land Use Planning Board (member)
  • Wek'èezhìi Land and Water Board (member)

The Northwest Territories process is now closed. The deadline to apply was December 19, 2016.


These Yukon processes are now closed. The deadline to apply was November 12, 2017.

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