Northern Projects Management Office (NPMO)

The Northern Projects Management Office (NPMO) was established to improve the environmental review process for proposed major resource development and infrastructure projects in northern Canada. NPMO has a mandate to improve the timeliness, predictability and transparency of northern regulatory processes to foster a more stable and attractive investment climate in the territories.

Headquartered in Yellowknife with offices in all three territories, NPMO:

  • coordinates federal efforts related to northern regulatory review processes, and publicly tracks the progress of projects;
  • provides advice and issues management among federal and territorial governments, industry, regulatory and review boards, Aboriginal groups and communities;
  • oversees federal Crown consultations with Aboriginal communities related to the environmental process; and
  • works with partners to advance community readiness, helping to maximize the positive socio-economic opportunities of major projects for northern communities.