Are you looking for an opportunity to advance the Province's relationship with Indigenous peoples in Ontario and assist with the resolution of outstanding land and land-related claims?

If so, consider this unique opportunity with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation to negotiate land and land-related claims with Indigenous communities, ministry partners and the federal government.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• lead negotiations on contentious and highly sensitive land claim negotiations
• provide advanced negotiations and project management support to highly complex land claim negotiations
• provide leadership, advice and guidance to negotiating team members
• coordinate the development of negotiation policies, strategies and proposals
• work with ministry partners to implement public and stakeholder engagement, consultation and communications initiatives

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?


• You are willing and able to travel extensively to areas not accessible by public transportation.

Negotiation skills:

• You have experience negotiating and leading multi-stakeholder land claim agreements of substantive subject matter to achieve strategic and long-term objectives.
• You have experience adapting and modifying negotiation theories, principles, practices, methods and techniques to resolve divergent views and contentious situations.

Knowledge of Indigenous land and land-related claims:

• You have knowledge of the legal, social and economic issues affecting the provincial land claims.
• You have knowledge of the history, culture, treaty rights and political structures of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have active listening and communication skills to negotiate in a clear, concise and persuasive manner, elicit information from stakeholders, identify interests, exchange information, prepare briefing notes and/or presentation materials.
• You have mediation and facilitation skills to broaden the areas of agreement and narrow the areas of disagreement with stakeholders of diverse and competing interests.
• You have networking skills to establish stakeholder contacts, to expedite communications, resolve issues and promote the provincial position.

Project management skills:

• You have project management skills to administer complex projects; to organize and prioritize multi-disciplinary negotiations team activities; to develop strategies and recommendations to achieve successful negotiations in a timely manner.

Analytical skills:

• You have analytical, judgement, and evaluative skills to formulate negotiation approaches and strategies, evaluate settlement options and make recommendations.
• You have the ability to research and synthesize large amounts of subject matter to summarize, identify issues/trends, provide advice and generate proposed options.

Salary Range: $1,455.08 - $2,114.89 per week

Additional information:

  • 4 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possibility of extension), 160 Bloor St E, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 121242, by Thursday, April 5, 2018. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

 If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.