Forestry and Mining Intern

Posted on April 22, 2021. Region: Kenora, ON

Employment Opportunity

Position Title: Forestry/Mining Intern
Location: Grand Council Treaty #3 Administrative Office, Kenora, ON
Closing Date: Open until filled
Duration: 1 year

Reporting to the Territorial Planning Unit Director, the TPU Forestry and Mining Intern will provide a broad range of technical support and evaluation services to Treaty #3 Communities on issues relating to Forestry and Mining processes in the Treaty #3 Territory. The opportunity will foster growth and learning for a recent graduate in the above mentioned fields through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. Please view eligibility requirements below.

• Provides technical support and advision to the Territorial Planning Unit.
• Review legislative documents (federal, provincial, municipal) in relation to mining and forestry
• Provide technical expertise to Treaty #3 communities as requested and mandated through resolution
• Participate in Natural Resources related meetings as needed
• Build and maintain relationships with Treaty #3 communities through attending community engagement sessions as they relate to held portfolios
• Conducts structured analysis of the environmental, natural resources, or related issues and prepares comprehensive technical reports or briefing notes.
• Help with the organization of meetings and engagement sessions in relation to mining and forestry such as developing meeting materials and information packages
• Research and develop funding applications as they relate to the TPU
• Provide technical expertise and support in the development of related reports and engagement documentation as necessary
• Reviews and evaluates application, supporting documents, and other materials (e.g .ESAs, project descriptions, closure plans, etc.)submitted to provincial and federal regulatory authorities.
• Conducts detailed analysis of more specialized aspects of an application or proposals which requires significant in depth study prior to a statutory decision (e.g. First Nations consultation and accommodation).
• Conducts data gathering, investigation, and technical evaluation using advanced software and database tools, as appropriate.
• Assists in the day-to-day administration of the Territorial Planning Unit.

Candidate Eligibility Criteria
• University and college graduates who have graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs.
• The position must provide the intern with first time employment in their field of study.
• Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time.
• Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Preference will be given to those applicants with:
• Experience and Education working in the fields of Forestry and Mining will be considered an asset.
• Experience and Education working with Indigenous Peoples and Anishinaabe Culture will be considered an asset.
• Experience using computer applications, especially geographical information systems, statistical software, and /or information management system.
• Experience communicating and building relationships with partners in the resources development sector (e.g. mining, forestry, energy)
• Ability to establish and maintain effective, respectful working relationships with GCT3 staff, Treaty #3 First Nations, federal or provincial ministerial staff, and the general public.
• valid Ontario driver’s license

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to the attention of:

Oluyinka Leigh, Human Resources Manager
Grand Council Treaty #3
P.O Box 1720 Kenora,
Ontario P9N 3X7
Fax: 807.548.5041
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We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position, however only those being considered will be contacted.


2650 Highway 17 East
Kenora, ON

Job type: Contract

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Contact Information

Human Resources Manager
Phone: 8075484214