Location: Thunder Bay, Fort Frances, Atikokan, Dryden, Kenora or Winnipeg
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
August 9, 2023
Starting Salary: $74,890 – $85,350, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $97,370 [2023 Rates]

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary

Further, permanent employees benefit from:

  • Comprehensive employer-paid health benefits,
  • Pension plan,
  • 15 days’ vacation to start,
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
  • Early closures on long weekends,
  • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
  • Employee Assistance Plan, and
  • Telemedicine plan.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The prime objective of the Manager, Lands, Resources and Consultations is to provide support to the Director, Lands, Resources and Consultations.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

This position reports directly to the Director, Lands, Resources and Consultations.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Manager, Lands, Resources and Consultations will:

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
  • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
  • Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
  • Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
  • The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers’ Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative provisions governing the employment relationship between MNO and the employee
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements (CA)
  • Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects

The incumbent is responsible for the following items, as well as other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Designated Approving Authority:

  • Provision of management tools and strategic leadership to steer the Lands, Resources and Consultation Branch to function at a higher level of overall performance including the management of certain aspects of the day-to-day operations such as the management of staff, finances, contracts, consultation and accommodation processes and external environmental contractors or consultants.
  • Initiating and implementing a project management approach and system to the completion of several concurrent projects that include, among other things, internal staffing and external consultant support systems.
  • Ensuring that all on-going LRC Projects are carried out in accordance with the assigned regulatory and internal timelines, budgets and other related requirements.
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective Information and Project Management system for all branch operations.
  • Collaborating with the other LRC Branch managers to make effective decisions associated with LRC Branch projects, operations and deliverables.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and productive working relationships with government agencies, industry proponents and other MNO branches.
  • Maintaining a thorough and complete record of consultations with respect to all consultation related activities undertaken by the LRC Branch on behalf of the MNO.
  • Ensuring the Crown’s legal Duty to Consult and Accommodate Aboriginal peoples is appropriately and adequately executed on LRC Projects.
  • Establishing and maintaining productive relationships between the LRC Branch and the MNO’s elected representatives.
  • Working in partnership with the MNO Way of Life unit to develop a Métis Traditional Land Use initiative to collect Métis traditional knowledge and to assist the MNO at the local, regional and provincial levels in making effective harvesting, land use and consultation related decisions.
  • Traveling when necessary to communities to give presentations or attend meetings. This may require overnight stays in the community and a varied work schedule, including work on some weekends.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of the Lands, Resources and Consultations branch.


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture

Mandatory qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies, Planning or related field OR equivalent industry experience (at least 5 years) relevant experience in a project management or similar role.
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a project management role
  • Effective management and organizational skills, including team building and the ability to work in a fast-paced multi-issue environment, serving a wide range of varied internal and external interests.
  • Demonstrated ability and capacity to critically analyze documents and synthesize findings in a clear and concise fashion.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports and communicate effectively both in writing and orally in order to establish and maintain a credible presence with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to liaise with MNO leadership and management, government partners and other external stakeholders.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends, and travel throughout Ontario.
  • Dependability, strong work ethic, a willingness to learn and ability to take direction.
  • Effective interpersonal and liaison skills to work collaboratively with team members


  • Knowledge of Métis and/or Aboriginal policy and related Duty to Consult and Accommodate issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge of Indigenous and/or Métis specific matters including knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s mandate, structure, Métis history and culture will be a definite asset.
  • Experience working with government policy, programming and funding is preferred.
  • Financial &/or Accounting literacy is an asset.
  • PMP designation will be an asset.
  • Ability to drive a rented vehicle, driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract are required.
  • Knowledge of MS Suite software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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