Notice of opportunity for ministerial appointment - Torngat Wildlife & Plants Co-Management Board


Member on the Torngat Wildlife & Plants Co-Management Board, starting in April 2017 for a four-year term.


  • Mandate of the body: The Torngat Wildlife and Plants Co-management Board, was created through the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement (2005). The Board consists of seven members: three are appointed by the Nunatsiavut Government, two are appointed by the relevant provincial Minister, and one is appointed by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada. The Chairperson is nominated by the members and is appointed by the provincial Minister. The Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement gives the Board power and responsibilities with respect to the conservation and management of wildlife, plants and habitat in the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area.
  • Key Activities: Candidates should expect a commitment of up to 50 days per year to engage with federal, provincial and Nunatsiavut departmental officials for meeting preparation and attendance.  Members will be required to participate (in person) in Board meetings (3 or 4 per year), as well as other occasional meetings. Travel may be required to attend Board meetings or other occasional meetings held in Nunatsiavut communities during this four-year term.
  • Remuneration: This is a part-time position. Members do not become a part of the Public Service of Canada as a result of this appointment. Members receive a per diem for days worked. Members are also reimbursed for travel and living expenses incurred in the performance of duties at a level consistent with Government of Canada Treasury Board guidelines.
  • Position Location / Time Commitment: Meetings will be located at the Board office in Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL, as well as in Nunatsiavut communities. 

How to apply

Candidates must submit an application to by April 3, 2017. The application must include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae (c.v.) and contact information
  • Contact information for two references
  • A cover letter addressing the eligibility criteria and qualifications below

Eligibility criteria and qualifications

To be considered for this position, please provide concrete examples in your cover letter that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following education and experience requirements: 


  • A degree from a recognized university in the natural sciences (such as biology, ecology, natural resource management or related science) or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience in the areas related to the work of the Board.


  • Knowledge of principles and practices of wildlife management  in western science;
  • Knowledge of federal legislation (particularly, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Species at Risk Act, Canada Wildlife Act, and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act);
  • Knowledge of Nunatsiavut and co-management frameworks for wildlife and wildlife habitat;
  • Knowledge of Labrador’s Indigenous groups.


  • Experience in natural resource conservation, wildlife or wildlife habitat research and / or management in western science;
  • Experience in leadership positions, working in teams and committees;
  • Experience in in cross-cultural situations and communications.

Asset Qualifications

  • Ability to facilitate and/or lead discussions with a diverse range of participants is an asset.
  • Ability to speak Inuktitut is not essential but is considered an asset;

During the selection process, your references will be contacted to verify how you have demonstrated the requirements above and the following personal attributes in your current and past positions:

Personal Attributes  
  • Leadership;
  • Sound judgment;
  • Diplomacy and tact.

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to indicate your ability to speak and understand a second official language in your application. The Government is committed to ensuring that its appointments take into consideration the desire to achieve gender parity and reflect Canada’s diversity, in terms of linguistic, regional and employment equity representation. You are therefore encouraged to indicate in your application if you are a member of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with a disability, visible minority.  Please note that the provision of this information is voluntary and is not required.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Appointment

Members must be willing and eligible to travel within Canada, including remote communities in Labrador.

If you are appointed to this position:

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and be used for similar opportunities.

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By mail:

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Director General, Corporate Secretariat
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Gatineau QC K1A 0H3

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