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Job Posting - GIS (Geographic Information System) Technician Co-op - Position Filled

June 25, 2024

Type: Temporary (Full-time, Part-time, or Causal)

Reports to: GIS & Administration Senior Manager, Allison Hunt

Department: GIS

Location: North Vancouver


About Us: Established by Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash is an innovative and growing First Nations owned company providing a range of natural and cultural resource services. Comprising natural resource, forestry, fisheries, archaeology, and GIS professionals, Inlailawatash prioritizes respect for Indigenous and environmental values throughout its business.

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Job Summary: We are looking for a passionate and committed individual who is able to assist us with providing mapping and analysis services to a range of clients, primarily indigenous communities. The GIS Technician Co-op will join a dynamic team of professionals and support the production of a range of geospatial deliverables associated with use and occupancy studies, natural resource, and archaeological projects.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Create high quality cartographic maps
  • Research, assemble and summarize data
  • Scan, georeference and digitize features from paper and mylar maps
  • Verify and check data to ensure continuity, integrity and compliance with standards
  • Create, maintain and analyze spatial and attribute databases
  • Setup and manage geospatial tools to support field reconnaissance
  • Assist with other projects and duties as required

Qualifications and Skills:


  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in Geography, Natural Resource Management, Information Management Systems or a related field or concentration 
  • Completion of at least one GIS course

Technical Skills: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of GIS principles and mapping systems
  • Familiarity with georeferencing and digitization techniques
  • Training and experience with GIS-related applications including ESRI ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Online
  • Familiarity with and commitment to practice effective data management procedures and standards
  • Current knowledge and understanding of latest GIS trends, applications and data technology
  • Knowledge and experience with provincial fish, aquatic, wildlife, or terrestrial ecosystems spatial datasets or datasets similar in size and scope

Cartographic and Presentation Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of map design principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Artistic design skills – know how to make good-looking maps and other visual products

Personal Skills:

  • A high attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and existing methodologies precisely
  • Ability to interact and work with others and communicate effectively
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to changing priorities
  • Understanding and/or interest of First Nations history and perspectives

Travel: Limited travel may be required for meetings or training.

Working Hours: Flexible

Expected Start Date: May 1, 2024, willing to wait for the right candidate.

Length of Contract: 4-8 months, flexible

Compensation: $25/h CAD

Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to Please use subject line: Technician Co-op - Last Name, First Name (e.g., Technician Co-op – Riviera, Virgil).

Applicants of Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply.

We appreciate your interest. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.

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