Executive

Department of Lands

Mandate

The mandate of the Department of Lands is to manage, administer and plan for the sustainable use of public land in the Northwest Territories in a fair and transparent manner that reflects the interests of the people of the Northwest Territories.

Changes

This is a new GNWT department. Most of the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) staff with land responsibilities in Yellowknife and the regions have been transferred to the new Department of Lands. GNWT staff from MACA’s Land Administration Division and support staff from other GNWT departments and AANDC also moved to the Department of Lands.

Responsibilities

The Department of Lands will be responsible for the management and administration of all public lands in the Northwest Territories (on both Commissioner’s and Territorial lands), including:

  • Administration and management of public lands (land inventories, leases, dispositions, valuation, survey applications, mapping)
  • Land use sustainability standards, guidelines and policies
  • Land use initiatives
  • Project assessments
  • Land use planning, including regional land use plans
  • Land use administration, including permitting and securities
  • Compliance and enforcement of land use, including inspections
  • Informatics shared service centre, supporting the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Department of Lands

General Inquiries – Please contact the System Navigator (A key point of contact for clients to ensure they are able to access programs, services and information about the Department of Lands effectively.)

Location: 1st Floor Gallery Building
(4923 – 52nd Street), Yellowknife
Phone: (867) 765-6727 or Toll Free 1-888-NWT-LAND (1-888-698-5263)
Email: Lands@gov.nt.ca

Yellowknife Headquarters
GNWT Department of Lands
1st Floor Gallery Building (4923 – 52nd Street)
Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT
Phone: (867) 765-6727 or Toll Free 1-888-NWT-LAND (1-888-698-5263)
Email: Lands@gov.nt.ca

Lands Administration (Territorial Lands Unit)
1st Floor Gallery Building (4923 – 52nd Street)
Phone: (867) 765-6701
Email: NWTLands@gov.nt.ca

Commissioner’s Land Unit
Northwestel Tower, 5th Floor
Phone: (867) 920-6284
Fax: (867) 920-6156

North Slave Region
140 Bristol Avenue
Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT
Phone: (867) 765-6648

Beaufort-Delta Region
86 Duck Lake Road
Bag Service #1, Inuvik, NT
Phone: (867) 777-8900

Sahtu Region
31 Forestry Drive, Cartrols Building
Box 126, Norman Wells, NT
Phone: (867) 587-2011
Fax: (867) 587-2928

Dehcho Region
Current location (April 1 – May 5):
Nahendeh Building, 2nd Floor
Box 150, Fort Simpson, NT
Phone: (867) 695-6733
Fax: (867) 695-2615

Post-May 5th Location:
9802 – 98th Ave
ECE Service Centre, 2nd Floor
Fort Simpson, NT
Phone: (867) 695-6733
Fax: (867) 695-2615

South Slave Region (Fort Smith Office)
136 Simpson Street, Evergreen Building
Box 658, Fort Smith, NT
Phone: (867) 872-4343
Fax: (867) 872-3472

South Slave Region (Hay River Office)
Suite 203, 41 Capital Drive
Government of Canada Building
Hay River, NT
Phone: (867) 874-6995
Fax: (867) 874-2460

Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI)

Mandate:

The mandate of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is to promote economic self-sufficiency through the responsible management and development of NWT mineral and petroleum resources, domestic energy sources and natural  resource industries, including agriculture, commercial fishing and the traditional economy. ITI’s mandate also includes the promotion and support of tourism, trade and investment, business, and manufacturing and secondary industries to create a prosperous, diverse and sustainable economy for the benefit of all NWT residents.

Changes:

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is now responsible for mineral and onshore petroleum resources management, including the Oil and Gas Operations Act, the Petroleum Resource Act and the Mining Regulations. The Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations (OROGO) will be responsible for ensuring public health and safety, the conservation of petroleum resources and environmental protection.

The expanded department now includes the following services:

Mineral Resources
Current location: 9th Floor, Scotia Centre
Future location: 4th Floor, Scotia Centre
Phone: (867) 920-3222
Email: mining@gov.nt.ca

Mining Recorder’s Office
Current location: 1st Floor, Gallery Building
Future location: 1st Floor, Gallery Building
Phone: (867) 669-2764
Email: miners@gov.nt.ca

Petroleum Resources
Current location: 2nd Floor, 64 Mackenzie Road, Inuvik
Future location: 1st Floor, 64 Mackenzie Road, Inuvik
Move date: June 15, 2014
Phone: (867) 777-7475
Email: petroleum@gov.nt.ca

Financial Analysis and Royalty Administration
Current location: 9th Floor, Scotia Centre
Future location: 4th Floor, Scotia Centre
Phone: (867) 873-8686
Email: FARA@gov.nt.ca

Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations (OROGO)
Current location: 8th Floor, Scotia Centre
Future location: 5th Floor, Northwestel Building
Phone: (867) 920-8935
Email: OROGO@gov.nt.ca

Client Services and Community Relations
Current location: 9th Floor, Scotia Centre
Future location: 4th Floor, Scotia Centre
Phone: (867) 873-8683
Email: CSCR@gov.nt.ca

Industrial Initiatives
Current location: 9th Floor, Scotia Centre
Future location: 4th Floor, Scotia Centre
Phone: (867) 920-8941

Northwest Territories
Geoscience Office (NTGO)
Current location: 4601-B 52nd Avenue, Yellowknife
Future location: 4601-B 52nd Avenue, Yellowknife
Phone: (867) 765-6622
Email: NTGO@gov.nt.ca

Mackenzie Valley Petroleum Planning Office (MVPPO)
Current location: 77 Woodland Drive, Hay River
Future location: 77 Woodland Drive, Hay River
Phone: (867) 874-5401
Email: mvppo@gov.nt.ca

Environment and Natural Resource (ENR)

Mandate

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) promotes and supports the sustainable use and development of natural resources to protect, conserve and enhance the Northwest Territories environment for the social and economic benefit of all residents.

Changes

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is responsible for:

  • the administration and management of all waters in the Mackenzie Valley and inland waters in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region;
  • ensuring the environment is seriously considered in regional land use planning and the review of proposed development in the NWT;
  • the Taiga Environmental Laboratory; and
  • the NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program.

Contact
Water Resources Division (Yellowknife)
General Inquiries: (867) 765-6773
2nd Floor, Gallery Building (4923 -52nd Street)
Email: nwtwaters@gov.nt.ca

Taiga Environmental Laboratory (Yellowknife)
General Inquires: taiga@gov.nt.ca
Fax: (867) 669-2718
4601 – 52nd Avenue

Conservation, Assessment and Monitoring (Yellowknife)
General Inquiries: (867) 920-6339
5th Floor Scotia Centre (5102 – 50th Avenue)
2nd Floor, Gallery Building (4923 -52nd Street)

Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA)

Mandate

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) supports capable, accountable and self-directed community governments providing a safe, sustainable and healthy environment for community residents.

The department’s mission is to work with community governments and other partners in supporting community residents and building capacity at the local government level to provide programs that improve the quality of life for NWT residents.

Changes

MACA’s Land Administration Division administers Commissioner’s Land, community planning, land purchases, property assessments, land development, survey and mapping, and supports community infrastructure.

After devolution the new Department of Lands will be responsible for Commissioner’s Land and the Lands Administration Division staff from MACA will transfer to the Department of Lands. MACA will retain responsibility for property assessment and community planning.

Contact

For more information about how devolution will affect MACA, please contact David Maguire, Communications and Web Advisor, at 920-3092 or david_maguire@gov.nt.ca.