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Career Opportunity - Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

Job Title: Regulatory Manager 

Location: Yellowknife, NT 

Term/Remuneration: Full-time, permanent position (term position may be considered) 

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017

The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board is seeking an energetic and highly organized individual to conduct reviews and assessments of major applications for land and water use in the Wek’èezhìi Region. This challenging opportunity includes a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates are invited to apply in confidence by September 15, 2017.

Please refer to the job posting attached for further details.

The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MVEIRB) is holding a technical session for the Tlicho All-Season Road Project (Environmental Assessment 1617-01) on August 15 & 16, 2017 in Behchoko, NT. If required, MVEIRB will hold an additional day of technical session on Thursday, August 17. Parties and their technical advisors are strongly encouraged to attend the technical session in person. 

The purpose of the technical session is for parties to discuss technical issues with the developer in a face-to-face setting, in order to clearly understand and, where possible, resolve issues. The technical session also facilitates identification of the outstanding issues to focus on during the remainder of the Environmental Assessment. Please see the Review Board website at for the agenda and additional details.

Issued: 07/31/2017


Resource Co-Management Workshop: Norman Wells

Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is seeking expressions of interest from the public in serving on the Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board, pursuant to the open and transparent process for appointments announced by the Prime Minister last year. The deadline to submit expressions of interest is May 23, 2017. 

The Land and Water Board’s Online Registry is back online. We thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue. Please continue to send feedback on our updated registry to Ryan Fequet

Updated: 05/05/2017


The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are responsible for issuing water licences to community governments as required by the Waters Act. However, the responsibility of ensuring and monitoring compliance is shared with the various departments of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).

In May 2016, the Boards requested collaboration with the GNWT to improve water licence (WL) compliancy and the effectiveness of the current licencing process.

The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board will be holding a Board Meeting on April 12, 2017, at the Ko Gocho Centre in Behchoko. For more details, click here.

Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation submitted an Application to amend their Type A Water Licence (W2012L2-0001) to increase the annual water use limits for Two Rock and Sable Lake to support the Sable pit development at Ekati Diamond Mine. In accordance with paragraph 41(2)(a) of the Waters Act, the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board (WLWB) scheduled a Public Hearing for March 2, 2017.

Updated: 22/02/2017

The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB), Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB), Gwich’in Land and Water Board (GLWB), and Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board (WLWB) are requesting a statement of qualifications from contractors to supply engineering and scientific support services on an as-and-when needed basis.

Please note the following responses to inquiries:

Q: Is the 20-page limit inclusive of proposed team member resumes and company rep projects, or can these be included in an Appendix?

A: The main body of the Statement of Qualifications is not to exceed 20 pages and the entire submission, including appendices, is not to exceed 90 pages. CVs of each proposed resource will not exceed 2 pages. Responses should include the following:

  • A company profile, including a summary of technical services that your organization specializes in and a description of experience relating to northern development, projects, and issues;
  • A list of all northern projects the company has worked on in an effort to identify possible conflicts of interest;
  • Qualifications and experience of individuals who will be providing specialized engineering and scientific support services;
  • Hourly and daily rates for each individual; and
  • Each proposal must identify a point of contact.

Q: For the list of all northern projects that the company has worked on to identify possible conflict of interest;

a) How far back do you require us to list projects for? 
b) Do you require the list to include projects from all three Territories, or are you looking for projects completed within the Northwest Territories?

A: Please include any major projects in the Northwest Territories over the last 10 years.

Q: Do you expect to see a CV for each person (at all levels – Senior, Intermediate, Junior), or CVs for key staff and a summary table with all potential staff outlining qualifications?

A: Please only include resumes for key staff. A summary table for other staff is sufficient.

See the Official Request for Proposals for details.  

 Updated: 28/02/2017