Planning & Land Administration


PALS, which stands for Planning and Lands System, is a web application for managing community planning and land administration data, documents and workflows. It is also a Geographic Information System (GIS) for storing, managing, searching, and visualizing land parcel and building data in every community in Nunavut. The focus of this course will be the use of the Community Planning and Lands Management System, topics will include an introduction to the PALS, user interface, GIS features, and Planning & Lands workflows. 

The focus of this course will be a continuation from Land Admin 1, topics will include planning and developing new lots, land pricing, land revenue invoicing and collection, property taxation and assessment, negotiating and enforcing land contracts, quarry administration and management, land use permits and environmental issues. 

This course provides participants with an understanding of the process of community planning, and the documents and the procedures needed to plan and regulate land use at the community level.


The focus of this course will be on the acquisition and disposal of municipal land. This course will provide participants with an understanding of how to prepare land administration contracts, and how to dispose of municipal lands. 


This newly redesigned introductory course explores the basics of community planning and land administration in Nunavut. The course will provide an overview of the role of the Planning & Lands Administrator (PLA). Students will learn how the PLA  uses the community plan and zoning bylaw, processes land applications, executes documents, and performs the procedures required to lease and acquire land within municipal boundaries.