WRRB Board meeting WRRB Board meeting

NEW! WRRB Board Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger,  and our government more effective, when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. For this reason, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process for public boards that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is to protect our three oceans, coasts, waterways and fisheries and ensure that they remain healthy for future generations.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking expressions of interest from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:


Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board

The Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board (WRRB) is responsible for managing wildlife and wildlife habitat (forests, plants and protected areas) in the area known as Wek’èezhìı (as set out in the Tłı̨chǫ Land Claim and Self Government Agreement). The WRRB is an institution of public government and must act in the public interest.

The Board works collaboratively with:

  • Tłı̨chǫ communities
  • Aboriginal, territorial and federal governments
  • other regional renewable resources boards
  • regulatory authorities such as the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board and the Wek’èezhìı Land and Water Board

In doing its business, the WRRB:

  • reviews proposals and applications
  • participates in working groups and committees
  • collaborates on research activities
  • starts or supports projects and programs

The membership of the WRRB is appointed by the Tłı̨chǫ Government (50% of members) and by the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories (50% of members). Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its website.

Candidates must express interest by May 23, 2017. English and French appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request. Your electronic cover letter and résumé should be sent to appointments-nominations@dfo-mpo.gc.ca at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Per Diem:        

Position Location
The Board usually meets in the four Tłı̨chǫ communities and in Yellowknife

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups:  women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector institution or as a senior executive accountable to stakeholders in the public or private sector would be considered an asset
  • experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word)
  • experience in working with indigenous people

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed: 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • knowledge of wildlife in Wek’èezhìı, including its harvesting
  • knowledge of wildlife habitat in Wek’èezhìı
  • knowledge of the Aboriginal ways of life of Aboriginal peoples of Wek’èezhìı in relation to the wildlife harvesting and habitat
  • ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • ability to regularly attend meetings and contribute to the work of the Board

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:  

  • high ethical standards and integrity
  • sound judgment
  • tact
  • discretion
  • superior leadership and interpersonal skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under "Reference Material"