Nunavut Planning Commission

The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of land use plans that guide and direct resource use and development in the Nunavut Settlement Area.

Currently, the NPC implements and monitors the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan and the Keewatin Regional Land Use Plan. More information on these land use plans and how the NPC implements and monitors them can be found here.

The NPC is also working on a Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan. Once approved, this Nunavut-wide plan will replace the North Baffin and Keewatin Regional Land Use Plans.

The NPC welcomes feedback and comments on all aspects of its mandate and encourages you to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding land use planning in Nunavut.

Updated – AANDC to Conduct a Financial Review of the NPC

News Release

Please see attached letters from the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) regarding a financial review of the NPC.

Ministerial Exemption Granted for Baffinland Iron Mines' Mary River Phase 2 proposal

News Release

Please see the attached correspondence from Minister Valcourt regarding Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation's application for exemption from the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan.

Baffinland Iron Mines Request Exemption from North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan

News Release

Following the Commission's negative conformity determination, and recent correspondence regarding a potential plan amendment, Baffinland Iron Mines has requested an exemption from conformity with the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan for the Mary River Phase 2 proposal:

2015-05-21 BIM Ltr Re Proposed Mary River Phase 2 Application for Exemption.pdf