Mining Recorder's Office

The Mining Recorder's Office (MRO) is responsible for administering subsurface rights on Crown land pursuant to:

The MRO is the point of contact for information relating to these regulations, with the exception of royalties' provisions, which are administered by the Petroleum and Mineral Resources Management Directorate of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC).

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Nunavut Mining Regulations

The following links provide information on various sections of the Nunavut Mining Regulations. For a more complete understanding, please refer to the text itself, or contact the MRO for a strict interpretation on any matter.

For information related to the reporting of the costs of mineral exploration work, refer to the followings:

Online map selection of mineral claims in Nunavut

CIRNAC has modernized the way that mineral claims are acquired in Nunavut. This change allows holders of a licence to prospect to acquire and manage their mining rights using a web-based system, called the Nunavut Map Selection (NMS) system.

The NMS system includes:

Contact the MRO to obtain a user account for the NMS system. Once your account is obtained, follow the instructions here to access NMS.

For additional information, visit the page Online map selection of mineral claims in Nunavut and the Summary of regulatory amendments allowing for online map selection of mineral claims in Nunavut.

Nunavut Map Viewer

The Nunavut Map Viewer provides access to:

It also gives you the ability to:

Mineral spatial data can be downloaded from the Government of Canada's Open Data site.


For more information please contact:

Mining Recorder's Office - Nunavut Regional Office
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Building 918
PO Box 100, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-4281
Fax: (867) 975-4286

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