I am a full-time employee of a major mining as a geologist.
1. How does my employment affect my involvement in other small-time (junior) projects? I can not be an employee, but how much of a stake holder can I be? Can I be an executive without any legal ramifications?
Can I own an interest in another property that has the same interest as the company I work for?
This would be referring to a private company as of right now, but also I would like to know where my position is if the company went public.
2. As I already work for a public company, and have access to their databases, where do I stand with that data?
Can I legally use that data for private interests?
At any point in my employment with this company, can I use this public data for another business venture?
Most of the data I'm referring to is public, but the company I work for organizes it in a way that it is more accessible to employees. If this is used for another public venture, totally unassociated with the public company which I am employed with, is this a conflict of interest?
3. Assuming I did start a junior exploration company with some other people, could I hire my own incorporated consulting firm to do work?
This junior would be based out of Vancouver, Canada.