Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as an appointee or nominee on CIRNAC boards, commissions, and other organizations within its portfolio.

To learn more, please visit Opportunities for ministerial appointments.

The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade  are responsible for reporting to Parliament on the federal government institutions that fall under their portfolios. There are approximately 51 institutions, boards and commissions for which they have appointment responsibilities.

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How appointments work

Several of the organizations for which the ministers have appointment responsibilities have been established under land claims and enabling legislation to carry out functions associated with resource management and dispute resolution. Many play a particularly significant role in the North. Others have an advisory role to the ministers. These organizations (boards, panels, commissions) are physically located across the country and vary in scope.

Members of these organizations are appointed in one of two ways:

There are approximately 90 order in council and 200 ministerial appointees in the various institutions.

Order in Council (OIC)/Governor in Council appointments

Ministerial appointments

Recent appointments

Contact us

For further information concerning, boards, commissions, tribunals, committees, and advisory bodies within the mandate of the Minister or if you believe that you are qualified for a position within one of these institutions please contact the:

Appointments Coordinator
Corporate Secretariat
Terrasses de la Chaudière
10 Wellington, North Tower, Room 2107
Gatineau, Québec
K1A 0H4

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