The NCC is responsible for planning, and taking part in, the development, conservation and improvement of Canada’s Capital Region. It fulfills this role through the following areas of activity:

  • setting the long-term urban planning direction for federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region;
  • regulating the use and development of federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region;
  • managing, conserving and protecting NCC assets (including Gatineau Park, the Greenbelt, urban parks, real property, and other assets such as bridges, pathways and parkways); and
  • maintaining heritage sites in Canada’s Capital Region, such as the official residences and commemorative sites.

Two advisory committees have been created to assist the NCC in meeting its responsibilities. If you have expertise in some of the following areas and are interested in serving on an advisory committee, please send your resumé and a cover letter to We will create a list of qualified candidates, whom we will consider for future appointments.

  • urban and regional planning
  • urban design
  • transportation
  • infrastructure
  • parks
  • national capitals
  • architecture
  • sustainable design
  • public art
  • commemorations
  • built heritage
  • cultural heritage
  • real estate
  • landscape architecture
  • real property and asset management
  • structural engineering
  • sustainability
  • climate change
  • natural heritage
  • land management
  • universal accessibility

  • employment practices
  • built environment
  • information technology
  • communication technology
  • procurement
  • client services

In assessing applicants, preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group.

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