Yes, thank you for the question.
Certainly with the arrival of devolution in the Northwest Territories, CanNor has also continued to step up its activities. Before devolution, we signed an MOU with the government in recognition of the need for some coordination during the transition. The federal government continues to have a regulatory role in the north. It's a much different role after devolution, but we continue to have authorities under DFO, Environment Canada, Transport Canada, and other departments. Therefore, the coordination of the federal family continues to be a priority, and that's part of our mandate at the NPMO within CanNor.
The territorial government also recognized that there is some benefit to coordinating actions between territorial and federal governments so that we arrive at decisions in a timely way for projects that are moving through the regulatory process. It was a very busy year in the NWT for regulatory matters. Just before devolution, a number of major projects went through the EA process, and continue to move forward, and we hope...in this case, mostly mines, but we hope they'll become operating mines over the next couple of years, under now the lead of the GNWT.
I talked about the number of projects. There's tremendous potential there. We know that mining in NWT, for example, contributed half of the GDP of the territory in some years, so it's a very important industry. In Nunavut, one single mine is responsible for about 15% of the GDP of the territory. We have a number of other mines that we're also helping to get established, including the recent approval of Baffinland's Mary River project through the environmental assessment process. Right now as we speak resources and employees are being sent out to that site in order to bring that closer to reality as an operating mine. I believe about $750 million will be invested in the next number of months. Some 210 jobs have been created following the regulatory approval of that project.