Public Guides

The NIRB has a series of public guides in place which provide a general overview of the NIRB and its Screening, Review and Monitoring processes. These guides are available in English, French, Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun and can be viewed online or downloaded to your personal computer.

NIRB Guide 1: Introduction – Printable Version (English) (Inuktitut) (Inuinnaqtun
NIRB Guide 1: Introduction – Online Viewing (English) (Inuktitut) (Inuinnaqtun)
NIRB Guide 2: Screening – Printable Version (English) (Inuktitut) (Inuinnaqtun
NIRB Guide 2: Screening – Online Viewing (English) (Inuktitut) (Inuinnaqtun)
NIRB Guide 3: Review – Printable Version (English) (Inuktitut) (Inuinnaqtun
NIRB Guide 3: Review – Online Version (English) (Inuktitut) (Inuinnaqtun)
NIRB Guide 4: Monitoring – Printable Version (English) (Inuktitut) (Inuinnaqtun
NIRB Guide 4: Monitoring – Online Viewing (English) (Inuktitut) (Inuinnaqtun)

Coordinated Process Guides

The NIRB and the Nunavut Water Board (NWB) have a public guide in place which describes the coordinated process that can be requested for the consideration of NWB Type "A" Water Licence Applications associated with major development projects under Review by the NIRB. The Detailed Coordinated Process Framework allows for a shortened NWB water licensing process to follow the NIRB impact assessment process, through running both processes concurrently.  

Download NIRB/NWB Coordinated Process Framework Guide

NEW Draft Technical Guides

The NIRB is currently developing a new series of technical guides targeted at specific audiences, to facilitate more intense engagement:

  • Guide to Terminology and Definitions
  • Proponents’ Guide
  • Intervenors’ Guide
  • Authorizing Agencies’ Guide

These guides reflect the updated impact assessment process under the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NuPPAA) which came into force on July 9, 2015. 

These new technical guides will be made available here once issued.