NPMO Services

Industry Support

NPMO supports industry by serving both as a central source of information and as a guide through northern regulatory processes. NPMO staff are located in all three territories and in Ottawa. An NPMO advisor is assigned to serve as the liaison for each northern project.

Interested stakeholders, can contact NPMO staff to discuss:

Federal Coordination

NPMO coordinates the work of federal departments participating in northern regulatory processes related to resource development and infrastructure projects. NPMO uses a number of tools to ensure effective communication and issues resolution among parties:

Northern Project Agreements

A Northern Project Agreement is a formal agreement between federal deputy heads that outlines the roles and responsibilities of the implicated departments and agencies during the federal environmental assessment and regulatory review of a proposed major project. The agreement includes a timeline, schedule and milestones to ensure cooperation, coordination and timely completion of activities during the environmental assessment, regulatory permitting, and Crown consultation and accommodation phases of a major project.

Once a project agreement is signed, NPMO will track and monitor the progress against agreed upon timelines and milestones though its publicly accessible monitoring and tracking system – the NPMO Tracker – and through regular reporting to Deputy Ministers and Ministers.

Links to Northern Project Agreements:

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