Land Use Planner

Dawson Regional Planning Commission
Dawson City or Whitehorse
978 2nd Ave, Dawson City, Y1A2J9, Canada (Dawson City, YT)
Hours / week:
Not Specified
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:
Contact Info:
Kirsten Reid
8676677397 x4 |



First Nation reconciliation and upholding land claim agreements are priorities in the planning process. It is important that the process fulfills the spirit and intent of the Yukon First Nations’ Final Agreements, in general and specifically as related to Chapter 11 of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement.

The Commission is an independent board composed of six citizen planners, appointed under the THFA.

In June 2022, the Commission submitted their Recommended Regional Plan to the Government of Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in (the Parties) for their consideration. The Parties will soon inform the Commission about their decision to either accept, reject, or modify the Recommended Plan.


Reporting to the Senior Land Use Planner, the Land Use Planner assists with a variety of planning tasks for the Dawson Regional Planning Commission, within the parameters of Chapter 11 of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement (THFA). The Land Use Planner will support the continuation of the regional planning process which may include the production of a Final Recommended Plan and involvement in implementation of the approved plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

Planning Duties:

  • Lead local communication and engagement regarding the land use plan
  • Enlist the support and participation from plan partners, the public, the Yukon Government, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, and others involved in the planning process
  • Assist in the production of a final recommended land use plan, including related planning documents.
  • Assist in delivering planning products on time and according to the workplan contained in Terms of Reference: Dawson Regional Planning Commission, Updated 2019 and the annual workplan.
  • Prioritize activities to meet the objectives of the THFA related to Land Use Planning and DRPC Terms of Reference
  • After the production of the final recommended land use plan, assist with subsequent planning projects such as subregional planning.

Communication with the Commission, Planning Partners and the Public:

  • Attend and assist in the coordination of Commission meetings and Technical Working Group meetings.
  • Assist the Senior Planner with public meetings and workshops.
  • Assist with the production of technical information packages for the Commission and correspondence to the Parties and the public.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with plan partners and stakeholders such as industry associations, non-profit organizations, and other UFA boards.


  • Periodic travel to Yukon communities for the purpose of workshops and public engagement events.

Work Environment: The work environment is a self-directed, team participatory and consensus decision-making environment, where individual and teamwork will be required to meet the demands of the position and to assist the Commission achieve the objectives of the land use planning process.

The position can be based in Whitehorse or Dawson City. The hours for this position are flexible.

This position works in an office environment, with travel required for meetings and workshops.

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Contact Kirsten Reid (Senior Planner, DRPC) with questions:

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