Mineral Rights Specialist

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Industry, Tourism and Investment
Job ID: 19184
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Oct 31, 2020

Department Information

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) works through wide-ranging partnerships and initiatives to deliver quality programs and services that promote and support economic development, diversification and prosperity in the interest of Northwest Territories residents  – their businesses and communities.

Job Information

The Mineral Rights Specialist works in the Mineral Legislation Implementation Unit under the direction of the Mineral Legislation Implementation Director. The role supports the development and implementation of mineral resources legislation with regards to the mineral rights formation in the Northwest Territories.

The incumbent's main responsibility is the research and analysis of data as it relates to legislative development and mineral rights administration in the Northwest Territories, including analyses of other jurisdictions. They write reports including research documents, policy options papers and policy recommendations papers.

The research duties include keeping up to date on industry and governmental activities that affect mineral rights, as well as devoting time to special projects to improve and modernize mineral rights administration. Information, once analyzed, would be presented to the relevant Divisions of Industry, Tourism and Investment and senior management as required.

The incumbent will also have the responsibility for keeping up to date on mining practices and how they would affect legislation and regulations of the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Significant knowledge of the theories, principles and practices related to mineral rights and land management
  • Extensive knowledge of the application of mining rights legislation, common-law, principles and practices
  • Knowledge of mining industry goals and problems, and how legislation affects operations within the industry
  • Knowledge of international mineral exploration companies in order to understand goals and problems of industry
  • Knowledge of various Indigenous land claim groups and of the historical relationship between different levels of government, and knowledge of the legal, financial, cultural and social underpinnings which define these relationships
  • Knowledge of the interrelationships between the mining industry, aboriginal groups and the various levels of government with regards to mineral rights
  • Knowledge of the various land claim agreements
  • Extensive knowledge of the all applicable legislation and regulations
  • Knowledge of the policy development process to formulate and develop policy positions and recommendations

Qualifications typically attained by:

Bachelor Degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in this field progressively increasing responsibility.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $47.68 per hour to $56.96 per hour (approximately $92,976 - $111,072.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #19184      

Closing Date: October 30, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Term Position

This job opening is for a 2 Year Term