Territorial Mining Royalties

Yukon Mining Royalties

The Yukon Mining Royalties is stipulated in the Quartz Mining Act. The Yukon finalized the Devolution Transfer Agreement with the Government of Canada in October 2001. According to the Yukon Act that came into effect on April 1, 2003, the Government of Yukon has direct control over public lands and mineral resources.

Northwest Territories Mining Royalties

The Northwest Territories Mining Royalties is stipulated in the Northwest Territories Lands Act. The Northwest Territories made the Devolution a reality on April 1, 2014 and became responsible for managing public land, water, and resources in the Northwest Territories. The Northwest Territories Devolution Act (Assented to March 25, 2014) replaces the Northwest Territories Act to implement certain provisions of the Northwest Territories Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement or make amendments to the Territorial Lands Act, the Northwest Territories Waters Act, the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act, other Acts and certain orders and regulations.

As indicated in the website of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, “The new territorial mining regulations are expected to substantially mirror the federal mining regulations. However, the federal Northwest Territories Mining Regulations will continue to apply to certain specific parcels of lands in the Northwest Territories. These lands are listed in Schedule 4 of the Northwest Territories Devolution Agreement.” 

Nunavut Mining Regulations

The Nunavut Mining Royalties is described in The Nunavut Mining Regulations that apply to Crown lands in Nunavut, including lands under the administration and control of the Commissioner of Nunavut.

For more information

Please contact:

Mining Recorder's Office - Nunavut Regional Office
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
969 Qimugjuk Building
PO BOX 100, Iqaluit, Nunavut
X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-975-4281
Fax: 867-975-4286
Mining Recorder's Office - Nunavut Regional Office