Mineral rights specialist

Government of the Northwest Territories’ Industry, Tourism and Investment department based in Yellowknife, NT is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Mineral rights specialist. Government of the Northwest Territories’ Industry, Tourism and Investment department fosters economic growth by supporting industries like mining and tourism. It provide strategic initiatives and programs to attract investment and promote trade. Through collaboration with communities, it drive innovation and enhance regional prosperity. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Government of the Northwest Territories
Department: Industry, Tourism and Investment
Division: Mineral Resources
Position: Mineral rights specialist
No of Vacancies: 3
Salary: $95784.00 – $114426.00 yearly
Employment Type: Full Time/Temporary
Location: Yellowknife, NT, CA
Job ID: 25234
Position Number: 63-15986


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have completion of a bachelor’s degree
Experience: Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in this field progressively increasing responsibility

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should be prepared for periods of concentrated listening during meetings
  • The candidates should expect a major part of their time to be spent in concentrated focus on research, including statutes, regulations, and data
  • The candidates should be aware that this position entails high levels of stress related to multitasking, dealing with confidential and politically sensitive information, and working to tight deadlines on a daily basis

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should possess significant skills and knowledge in analysis and research techniques and practices, both electronic and traditional, as well as methods and procedures used to gather information
  • The candidates should demonstrate strong reading comprehension and extensive writing skills to write concisely, clearly, persuasively, and befitting for various audiences
  • The candidates should have significant knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices related to mineral rights and land management
  • The candidates should exhibit critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to collaborate on technical working groups
  • The candidates should have extensive knowledge of the application of mining rights legislation, common-law, principles, and practices
  • The candidates should possess knowledge of mining industry goals and problems, and how legislation affects operations within the industry
  • The candidates should have knowledge of international mineral exploration companies to understand the goals and problems of the industry
  • The candidates should have knowledge of various Indigenous land claim groups and the historical relationship between different levels of government, as well as knowledge of the legal, financial, cultural, and social underpinnings which define these relationships
  • The candidates should understand the interrelationships between the mining industry, aboriginal groups, and the various levels of government with regards to mineral rights
  • The candidates should have knowledge of the various land claim agreements


  • The candidates should be able to research and summarize specific mining issues and files, legislation, regulations, policy proposals and directives, land disputes, correspondence, precedents and jurisprudence, complex or new mineral rights management issues, minerals projects and proposals relevant to the Department, and provide related advice to senior management, staff, and other departments
  • The candidates should be able to conduct research and write or organize briefing material, financial reports, progress lists and reports, and statistical information for the Mining Recorder and management
  • The candidates should be able to assist in the development and maintenance of information sources, such as databases, registries, and third-party inventories
  • The candidates should be able to identify potential policy/legislative changes and gaps and develop recommendations for Management for inclusion in the departmental policy framework. This includes producing reports with policy options or policy recommendations
  • The candidates should be able to participate in technical working groups, applying critical thinking, analytical, communication, collaboration, and persuasive skills
  • The candidates should be able to participate in departmental, GNWT-wide and multi-stakeholder committees and project teams conducting special studies, analysis of specific policies and strategic planning issues advise on and develop the optimum approach, ensure integrated and cohesive final reports, and provide analysis, commentary, and recommendations to management
  • The candidates should be able to establish and maintain a network of contacts and working relationships with federal and territorial government departments, private mineral rights managers, provincial mining recorders, clients, and partners by having a thorough knowledge of their plans, activities, and aspirations and how they relate to the administration of mineral rights
  • The candidates should be able to research and investigate records to establish and identify the background to legal issues relating to the administration of mineral rights
  • The candidates should be able to develop, prepare, and deliver formal presentations on mineral rights management in the NWT Regions and provide guidance and advice train and prepare appropriate training materials to lands and mining staff, clients, and partners
  • The candidates should be able to prepare formal requests for legal opinions and use these opinions to recommend changes to policies and procedures


  • The candidates will get an annual Northern Allowance of $3700.00

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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