Info Source: Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information

Natural Resources Canada

 

Table of Contents

General Information

Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

Additional Information

General Information

Introduction to Info Source

Info Source: Sources of Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant information to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.


The Introduction and an index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act are available centrally.


The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister) for the government-wide administration of the legislation.

Background

The Department of Natural Resources was created by the Department of Natural Resources Act on January 12, 1995. It combined the former departments of Energy, Mines and Resources, and Forestry. Some groups in the department, such as the Geological Survey of Canada, have been in existence for more than a century. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources.

Read more on NRCan’s history.

Responsibilities

Under the Minister of Natural Resources, the department plays a pivotal role in helping shape the important contribution of the natural resources sectors to the Canadian economy, society and environment. These sectors, which comprise our forests, energy, minerals and metals, as well as related industries, including those dealing with earth sciences, are a cornerstone of Canadian prosperity and are helping build a 21st century economy.

Through partnership and innovation, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) works with Canadians to make wise use of our resources, strengthening the social foundation of Canadian life. NRCan conducts innovative scientific research to generate and transfer ideas, knowledge and technologies. It continues to promote Canada's international interests to meet our global commitments related to natural resources and ensure Canada's place in the world. The department is organized into five science-based sectors, a Corporate Management and Services Sector, Public Affairs and Portfolio Management Sector, Strategic Policy and Results Sector, Major Projects Management Office and one corporate branch: Audit.

Read more about NRCan’s mandate and NRCan’s strategic outcomes.

Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

The program information in this section follows Natural Resources Canada’s 2016-2017 Program Alignment Architecture (PAA).

PAA 1.1 - MARKET ACCESS AND DIVERSIFICATION

For a description of this program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

PAA 1.1.1 - MINERAL AND METAL MARKETS ACCESS AND DIVERSIFICATION

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Minerals and Metals Markets, Investment, and Innovation – Industry and Economic Analysis
Description: This class of records contributes to NRCan's strategic outcomes by delivering on the: department's mandated commitments under the Income Tax Act, the Excise Act, the Department of Natural Resources Act, and the Resources and Technical Surveys Act. It provides tax rulings and opinions and delivers the national statistics program for minerals and mining and also administers the Canada's Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act and Regulations. Information is related to the management and operations of Minerals metals and materials sector (MMS). MMS collects and publishes statistics, generates, analyzes, and disseminates knowledge on the mineral development cycle to deliver national policies and programs related to maximize productivity and competitiveness by encouraging the adoption of new technologies and processes and the development of new products to support innovation and sustainability of the mining industry.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Analysis, Applications, Appeals, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Business Development, Certifications, Commodities, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Correspondence, Enquiries, Exploration, Frameworks, Funding, Inspections, International Relations, Inventory, Investigations, Legislation, Licensing, Media Relations press releases, Monitoring, Permits, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial/Territorial decks and presentations, Recycling, Research, Risk Management, Screening, Statistics, Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Surveys, Sustainable Development, Taxation, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan MMS 007

  • Kimberley Process Certification
    Description: This bank describes information that is related to the process of applying for the export of rough diamonds from Canada and to the implementation of controls on the import of rough diamonds into Canada in compliance to the International Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. The personal information collected includes name, signature, contact information and certificate number.
    Class of Individuals: Individuals and their importers / exporters involved in the import or export of rough diamonds in Canada.
    Purpose: The personal information is used to monitor and impose controls on the import and/or export of rough diamonds to ensure compliance to the International Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, including issuing certificates certifying that the diamonds are 'conflict free'.
    Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: Reporting to senior management, enforcement; aggregate information may be released to international diamond monitoring organizations; aggregate information is published. Personal information may be shared; internationally with the United Nations and international enforcement authorities and with federal government departments CBSA (CBSA PPU 040), RCMP (RCMP PPU 005 - Operational case records) and the Department of Justice (Jus PPU 015 - Prosecution and Related Criminal Matter) for enforcement purposes.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Under development
    RDA Number: Under development
    Related Record Number: NRCan MMS 007
    TBS Registration: 20100080
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 100

PAA 1.1.2 - FOREST PRODUCTS MARKET ACCESS AND DIVERSIFICATION

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Economic Market Value of Canada's Forests Increases
Description: Information is related to the promotion of a profitable and sustainable forest sector with a domestic and international reputation. Operating in a policy and regulatory environment federally and provincially that provides positive hosting conditions, NRCan Canadian Forest Service programs encourage an approach that is streamlined across all jurisdictions, supports competitiveness and maximizes the economic market value Canada derives from its forest, increasing the importance of the forest as a significant source of private and public revenue. This class of records includes information about the structural changes the Canadian forest industry has successfully weathered and currently faces (declining fibre supply and value, increasing costs, intense competition in volatile commodity markets) and how it has transitioned to a very different industry structure and product mix.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Inventory, Media Relations Press releases and communiqué, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Studies, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 009

Global Markets for Canadian Forest Products Expand
Description: Information is related to the promotion of an environment where all Canadian forest product manufacturers, including small and medium sized firms, have free and unfettered access to global markets, and have taken advantage of growth markets in North America and abroad. This includes not only reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers, but developing new export markets for existing products, increasing acceptance of products in new end uses, and exporting new products to new markets. NRCan programs delivered by the Canadian Forest Service influence forest policy direction but also build on strategic alliances both within federal and provincial governments, as well as industry, to develop programs and policy positions which address market development/acceptance challenges. Science/technology will continue to be paramount to achieving the intended outcome. In addition, this class of records relates to the use of science to help resolve certain trade disputes by supporting Canadian negotiating and diplomatic efforts with solid, objective evidence in areas such as technical barriers to trade and plant health.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Communication Plans, Compliance Tracking, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Legislation, Licensing, Market Strategies and Handbook and Procedures for Applicants, Media Relations, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Studies, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 007

PAA 1.1.3 - ENERGY MARKET ACCESS AND DIVERSIFICATION

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Electricity Resources
Description: Information relating to electrical energy; policy development; engagement with Indigenous communities; Canadian uranium resources, nuclear energy, radioactive waste and electricity export opportunities; and information relating to AECL/CNSC, portfolio agency, oversight, central agency coordination and reporting.
Document Types: Legislation, Advice, Policies, Procedures, Studies, Regulations, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Consultations, Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Funding, Media Relations, Meeting Summaries, Monitoring, Presentation Decks, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Evaluations, Planning, Protocols and Agreements.
Record Number: NRCan ES 400

PAA 1.2 - INNOVATION FOR NEW PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES

For a description of this program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

PAA 1.2.1 - MINING INNOVATION
For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Minerals and Metals Markets, Investment, and Innovation - Minerals, Metals and Materials Policy
Description: This class of record contributes to NRCan's strategic outcomes by: providing policy and strategic advice, providing communicative leadership and direction in the conceptualization, implementation, monitoring, and creation of interdepartmental, interjurisdictional, and international linkages and responses to strategic policy priorities. In support of its alliances and strategic partnerships, the policy advice is communicated through briefing notes and communication plans; promoting the development and monitoring of strategic linkages with key stakeholders through different form of agreements and consultations. In addition, this class of records relates to providing leadership in the alignment of MMS with the government's agenda and departmental priorities, goals and objectives, to support investment in the minerals and metals industry and promote Canada’s global leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable mineral development.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Analysis, Applications, Appeals, Assessments, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Coordinating, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Correspondence, Enforcement, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Inspections, International Relations, Inventory, Investigations, Legislation, Licensing, Media Relations, Monitoring, Permits, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations decks and presentations, Regulation, Research, Reporting, Risk Management, Screening, Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Sustainable Development, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan MMS 010

PAA 1.2.2 - FOREST SECTOR INNOVATION

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Global Markets for Canadian Forest Products Expand
Description: Information is related to the promotion of an environment where all Canadian forest product manufacturers, including small and medium sized firms, have free and unfettered access to global markets, and have taken advantage of growth markets in North America and abroad. This includes not only reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers, but developing new export markets for existing products, increasing acceptance of products in new end uses, and exporting new products to new markets. NRCan programs delivered by the Canadian Forest Service influence forest policy direction but also build on strategic alliances both within federal and provincial governments, as well as industry, to develop programs and policy positions which address market development/acceptance challenges. Science/technology will continue to be paramount to achieving the intended outcome. In addition, this class of records relates to the use of science to help resolve certain trade disputes by supporting Canadian negotiating and diplomatic efforts with solid, objective evidence in areas such as technical barriers to trade and plant health.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Communication Plans, Compliance Tracking, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Legislation, Licensing, Market Strategies and Handbook and Procedures for Applicants, Media Relations, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Studies, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 007

Integrated National Innovation System Sets Strategic Priorities for the Sector
Description: The Canadian Forest Service (CFS) is responsible for providing national leadership and coordination of the diverse players within the national forest innovation system. Information includes science and technology funding and performance, management of Canada's valuable science and technology assets strategically to ensure the maximum benefit to Canadians and activities that support the creation and advancement of a national innovation system to foster formal partnerships and align strategic goals among key players in Canada's forest innovation system, to accelerate the pace of discovery and commercialization of forest research and development. CFS works with partners such as other government departments, as well as with provincial/territorial jurisdictions, to influence policy and program development which favours a climate of expanded investment in forest sector innovation.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Correspondence, Frameworks, Funding, Media Relations, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Studies, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 008

Robust Innovation along the Value Chain in the Forest Sector
Description: Information is related to the promotion of forest sector innovation by stimulating a stream of innovative approaches linking emerging science and technology with emerging opportunities throughout the forest product value chains, integrating sustainable forest production methods, forest operations, transport, regulatory needs, processing and marketing. In addition, this class of records relates to partners and end-users of R&D throughout the forest sector, and to increase innovation aimed at capitalizing on emerging opportunities.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Analysis, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Business Development, Communication Plans, Compliance Tracking, Conference and Travel Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Media Relations, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Statistics, Standards, Studies, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 003

PAA 1.2.3 - GEOSPATIAL INNOVATION

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

GeoConnections
Description: The Federal Geospatial Platform (FGP) will improve the discovery, accessibility and usability of federal geospatial data and web services by working with 21 federal departments and agencies to provide effective governance of the project as well as whole-of-government leadership; success will be documented through quarterly reporting activities to the NRCan Project Management Office and annual reporting to Treasury Board. GeoConnections has the mandate and responsibility to lead Canada’s national spatial data infrastructure, the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI), through applied innovations and standard-based technologies for data sharing and integration in service of policy of regulatory evidence-based decision formulation and through governance at the national and international levels. GeoConnections represents Canada on the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI) group.  This circumpolar component of the CGDI provides the coordination to ensure that Canada has access to the best possible geospatial information on the Arctic.
Document Types:
Agendas; briefing notes; budgeting; funding; communications plans; contracts; contribution agreements; consultant reports; correspondence; memoranda; minutes of meetings; presentation decks; project plans; architecture documents; operational policies and procedures; project descriptions; project performance; project approval documents; project status reports; travel management; transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions; grants and contributions; licensing agreements; requests for information; user needs assessments; status reports; liaison with other government departments; federal, provincial, territorial, private sector and academic coordination, partnership and collaboration; conferences; international relations; standards and specifications; geospatial metadata, user support; Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI); CGDI information products; Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI) documents; geospatial standards and operational policies; Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study; Federal Earth Observation Strategy; Canadian GeoSecretariat; Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG); Federal Committee on geomatics and Earth Observation (FCGEO); Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT)
Record Number: NRCan ESS 011

PAA 1.3 - INVESTMENT IN NATURAL RESOURCE SECTORS

For a description of this PAA element, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

PAA 1.3.1 - MINERAL INVESTMENT

For a description of this PAA element, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Minerals and Metals Markets, Investment, and Innovation - Minerals, Metals and Materials Policy
Description: This class of record contributes to NRCan's strategic outcomes by: providing policy and strategic advice, providing communicative leadership and direction in the conceptualization, implementation, monitoring, and creation of interdepartmental, interjurisdictional, and international linkages and responses to strategic policy priorities. In support of its alliances and strategic partnerships, the policy advice is communicated through briefing notes and communication plans; promoting the development and monitoring of strategic linkages with key stakeholders through different form of agreements and consultations. In addition, this class of records relates to providing leadership in the alignment of MMS with the government's agenda and departmental priorities, goals and objectives, to support investment in the minerals and metals industry and promote Canada’s global leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable mineral development.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Analysis, Applications, Appeals, Assessments, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Coordinating, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Correspondence, Enforcement, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Inspections, International Relations, Inventory, Investigations, Legislation, Licensing, Media Relations, Monitoring, Permits, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations decks and presentations, Regulation, Research, Reporting, Risk Management, Screening, Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Sustainable Development, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan MMS 010

PAA 1.3.2 - TARGETED GEOSCIENCE INITIATIVE

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Mineral Exploration - Geological Survey of Canada
Description: National, thematic geoscience knowledge relating to understanding the source, markers and geological setting of major metallic ore deposit types of economic importance to Canada. Information includes physical properties of geological materials, mapping of geochemical trends and localized anomalies; mineral deposits of Canada, including exploration guidelines and techniques; mineral deposits and mineral potential for land-use planning and policy formulation; research and development of techniques and technologies for geoscience surveys, laboratory analyses and data collection, archiving and manipulation.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Consultations, Contracts, Transfer Payment Agreements, Correspondence, Enforcement, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Licensing, Monitoring, Planning, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Provincial/Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Testing, Training, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 012

  • Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) Volunteers Program
    Description: This bank describes information that is related to the Volunteer Program in the earth sciences sector. The personal information may include: name, contact information (including emergency contact), biographical information, educational information, language and objectives of the volunteer.
    Class of Individuals: General public, including foreign nationals, who are 18 years of age or older who apply to volunteer their time or services in the earth sciences sector.
    Purpose: The personal information is used to assess the skills and objectives of individuals who apply to volunteer in the earth sciences sector. Personal information will be provided to division representatives and project managers to identify volunteers suitable for particular projects.
    Consistent Uses: The personal information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: Statistical analysis and reporting to senior management.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Records of assignments will be retained for two years after the termination of the agreement and then are destroyed.
    RDA Number: 98/005
    Related Record Number: NRCan ESS 004, NRCan ESS 012, NRCan ESS 020
    TBS Registration: 002879
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 070

PAA 1.3.3 - GEO-MAPPING FOR ENERGY AND MINERALS

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals Program
Description: Information relating to defining and understanding the bedrock geology and the derived surficial deposits, which characterize the several geological regions of Canada, including the Cordillera, the Western Arctic, the Rae Geological Province, Baffin, and Hudson-Ungava. Information includes coordinating airborne and ground-based mapping projects of the physical properties of these geological materials, including magnetics, electromagnetics, gravity and radiometrics; conducting mapping of regional geochemical trends and localized anomalies; results from laboratory analyses of samples collected in the field or from collections; regional geoscience knowledge, maps and data sets relevant to understand energy and mineral potential in Canada’s north for land-use planning and policy formulation.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans,, Consultations, Contracts, Transfer Payment Agreements, Correspondence,, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, , Planning, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Provincial/Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Studies, Testing, Training, Treasury Board Submissions
Record Number: NRCan ESS 021

PAA 1.3.4 - GEOSCIENCE FOR NEW ENERGY SUPPLY
For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017

Energy Research and Development and Tasks and Programs
Description: Information relating to federal energy research and development strategies and programs and international cooperation in energy research and development. Information relating to energy research and development activity for the Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD);; and the ecoENERGY Technology Initiative.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Contracts, Workshops, Conference Management, Policies, Procedures, Studies, Regulations, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Consultations, Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Funding, Media Relations, Monitoring, Presentation Decks, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Regulations, Evaluations, Invoices, Notices. Planning, Publications, Program Review, Provincial and Territorial Relations.
Record Number: NRCan ES 255

PAA 1.3.5 - MAJOR PROJECTS MANAGEMENT OFFICE INITIATIVE

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.
Major Projects Management Office
Description: This class of records contains information pertaining to the management of the federal regulatory review process for major resource projects, and information pertaining to research and analysis and discussions on opportunities to improve the performance of the federal regulatory system for major natural resource projects.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Briefing Notes, Business Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Consultations, Correspondence, Environmental Assessments, Evaluations, Legislation, Memoranda of Understanding, Memoranda to Cabinet, Permits, Plans, Policies, Procedures, Project Descriptions, Proposals, Provincial / Territorial Negotiations, Regulations, Regulatory Reviews, Research, Timelines, Treasury Board Submissions, Service Standards, Workplans.
Record Number: NRCan MPMO 001

PAA 1.4 - STATUTORY PROGRAMS – ATLANTIC OFFSHORE

For a description of this program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Petroleum Resources
Description: Information relating to the development and efficient use of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids; development and implementation of federal policies associated with the interprovincial and international trade of natural gas; contingency plans for the control and regulation of emergency production and sharing. Information on oil and petroleum prices and markets; facilitation of the development of a Canadian carbon capture and storage market; distribution and use of petroleum resources; administration of oil and gas exploration and production activities on frontier lands; Aboriginal consultations on offshore and northern energy projects; energy infrastructure protection and emergency management; information and guidance relating to international energy, including the review and analysis of policy objectives and instruments, and the analysis, development and coordination of international energy policy positions and recommendations. Information relating to engagement with other countries on a bilateral and multilateral basis in order to promote Canadian energy policy approaches. Information relating to the promotion and establishment of fair, transparent, predictable and stable economic, legal and regulatory frameworks - that feed into Canada's international trade and investment agenda by helping to create a level playing field, which helps to ensure fair access to foreign markets for Canadian energy companies. Analysis of socio-economic implications of energy infrastructure development in Canada for privately-owned lands - including providing dispute resolution services for financial compensation through the Pipeline Arbitration Secretariat.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Consultations, Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enquiries, Funding, Inspections, Inventory, Legislation, Media Relations, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Testing, Training, Regulations, Evaluations.
Record Number: NRCan ES 195

PAA 2.1 - ENERGY-EFFICIENT PRACTICES AND LOWER-CARBON ENERGY SOURCES

For a description of this program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

PAA 2.1.1 - RENEWABLE ENERGY DEPLOYMENT

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Innovation and Energy Technology
Description: Information about CanmetENERGY, the development of energy efficiency, renewable energy, carbon capture and storage, clean coal, and oil sands technologies; energy-efficient technologies for homes, buildings and industry; district heating and cooling systems; renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels and technologies; advanced low-emission combustion technologies; processing for and hydrocarbon conversion; energy-efficient metallurgical fuel products and technologies; improved technologies for the petroleum industry industries with an emphasis on oil sand and heavy oil; biomass processing; mitigation of oil and gas emissions; reducing and mitigating environmental impacts from oil sands and unconventional fossil fuel development; technologies for upgrading oil sand bitumen and heavy oil to synthetic crude; process engineering; process simulation; process integration; advanced data analysis; refrigeration and heat pumping technologies; hybrid systems; heat transfer and storage systems; photovoltaics and renewable energy for remote communities; Smart Grid.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Inventory, Licensing, Media Relations, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Studies, Training, Evaluation, Workshops.
Record Number: NRCan IETS 002

Renewable Energy
Description: Information relating to renewable energy resources; policy development; industry and provincial activity in the renewable energy sector; information related to the management and operation of programs in support of renewable power development; information related to the Wind Power Production Incentive, the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program, and federal Purchases of Electricity from Renewable Resources; business-sensitive information on power projects.
Document Types: ecoENERGY for Renewable Power and Wind Power Production Incentive program reports; program applications, including technical project information (mostly protected); environmental assessments of renewable power projects; environmental screening decisions; environmental monitoring and follow up; aboriginal and First Nations consultations; audits of recipients; technical site visits of projects; project performance; project approval documents; production of electricity from renewable power; electricity purchases for specific federal buildings under the Purchases of Electricity from Renewable Resources program; contribution agreements; renewable power project data, including financial and production; commissioning reports of projects; estimated greenhouse gas emissions reductions; notice of construction; project performance; payment requests and supporting documentation ; project cost information (protected); Current Unit Value Received; ecoLogo of power projects; reports prepared under the Industry capacity building activity. In addition this class of records would contain Analysis of renewable energy industry and projects; monitoring of domestic and international renewable energy developments; economic and financial analysis on renewable energy industry and markets; renewable energy supply and generation sources; monitoring of industry investments in renewable energy; provincial and territorial information on renewable energy; renewable energy statistics and publications.
Record Number: NRCan ES 322

PAA 2.1.2 - SUPPORT FOR CLEAN ENERGY DECISION-MAKING

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Energy Policy
Description: The information described in this class of records relates to the activities of the Energy Policy Branch of the Energy Sector of Natural Resources Canada. The Branch acts as the federal lead on federal domestic energy policy, which aims at ensuring the sustainable development of energy resources in Canada for the benefit of Canadians. Considerations are given to economic prosperity and environmental aspects (such climate change). Records include information and guidance relating to domestic energy, climate change, and strategic policy, including the review and analysis of policy objectives and instruments, and the analysis, development and coordination of energy and climate change policy positions and recommendations.
Document Types: Policies, Advice, Agreements, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Legislation, Media Relations, Monitoring, Planning, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Research, Risk Management, Studies, Testing, Training, Treasury Board Submissions, Evaluation, Workshops.
Record Number: NRCan ES 160

PAA 2.1.3 - ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION FUELS

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Alternative Fuels
Description: Programs and initiatives supports the increased awareness, availability and use of lower carbon transportation options, including energy efficient vehicle technologies and practices as well as lower carbon vehicles and fuels.  The Transportation and Alternative Fuels Division manages the ecoENERGY for Biofuels program, the Alternative Fuels Codes and Standards Initiative, the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, the Ethanol Expansion Program, and the Market Development Incentive Payments.
Document Types: Advice, agreements; applications; audits; authorizations; briefing notes; budgeting; certifications; communication plans; complaint management; conference management; consultations; reports; contracts; contribution agreements; payments; correspondence; environmental assessment; inquiries; frameworks; funding; letter of conditional approval; media relations; monitoring; planning; presentation decks; program review; procedures; research; risk management; standards; studies; training; evaluation; workshops.
Record Number: NRCan ES 323
Notes: This class of records was formerly called Energy Future Fuels

PAA 2.1.4 - ENERGY EFFICIENCY

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Energy Efficiency
Description: Information relating to the efficient use of energy and to alternative transportation fuels in Canada; policy development; information related to the development, management, operation, delivery and evaluation of federal energy efficiency and alternative transportation fuel programs and of programs in support of the former ecoEnergy Efficiency Initiative; information related to energy use in buildings, houses, industry, personal vehicles and fleets; information related to ecoENERGY for Buildings and Houses, the Federal Buildings Initiative, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool for buildings, National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB), CAN-QUEST energy modelling software, Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC), Dollars to $ense workshops, ecoEnergy for Industry, ecoEnergy for Personal Vehicles, ecoEnergy for Fleets, ecoENERGY for Biofuels, ecoENERGY Efficiency - Regulations, R-2000 Standard, the EnerGuide Rating System, ENERGY STAR for New Homes, Energy- efficient products or equipment and the ENERGY STAR® symbol, ecoENERGY Efficiency - Regulations, EcoDriving, Fuel Management 101 Workshop, SmartDriver Training in Canada and SmartWay; information about the design, management, and use of contribution agreements, financial incentives and financial assistance; information related to the terms and conditions of energy efficiency and alternative transportation fuel programs; data on energy in the residential, transportation, industrial and commercial sectors; publications.
Document Types: Advice; agreements; analyses; applications; assessments; audits; authorizations; briefing notes; budgets; communications; complaints; compliance tracking; consultations; contracts; contribution agreements; correspondence; evaluations; inquiries; frameworks; funding; legislation; letters of agreement; licensing; marketing; media relations; memos; Memoranda of Understanding; monitoring; minutes; planning; policy; presentation decks; program review; projects; procedures; reports; risk management; screening; standards; studies; surveys; training; Treasury Board Submissions; evaluations; workshop information.
Record Number: NRCan ES 450

  • Canada's Energy Efficiency Awards
    Description: This bank describes information that is used in the administration of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Canada's Energy Efficiency Awards (CEEA). The personal information may include name, contact information, biographical information, educational information, signature and opinions or views of, or about, individuals.
    Class of Individuals: program applicants for the Canada's Energy Efficiency Awards.
    Purpose: The personal information is used to administer, determine eligibility to and disburse funds in respect of the Canada's Energy Efficiency Awards program. Personal information is collected pursuant to section 21 of the Energy Efficiency Act.
    Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: reporting to senior management and to create a mailing list to send potential applicants information about related grants and awards programs at NRCan. Information is included with regular program mailings.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Retention period is 10 fiscal years after the end of the fiscal year in which the program ceased.
    RDA Number: 2012/005
    Related Record Number: NRCan ES 450
    TBS Registration: 20100139
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 055
    Notes: The program ceased to exist in 2005. The program was in operation from 1999 to 2005. As per the Retention and Disposal Standards, this Bank will cease to exist at the end of Fiscal year 2016-2017.
  • Canadian Home Insulation Program (CHIP) Grants (CLOSED)
    Description: This bank describes information related to individuals who have applied for a grant under the Canadian Home Insulation Program (CHIP). Personal Information may include: name, contact information, biographical information, Social Insurance Number of the applicant and/or their spouse, other identification numbers, language, signature.
    Class of Individuals: The general public who have applied for and received a grant under the CHIP Program, and contractors installing insulation under CHIP.
    Purpose: The personal information was used to document the administration of the taxable CHIP grants provided to homeowners for the insulation of their homes and to issue T-4 slips. The bank is now maintained so that homeowners may obtain information on whether a particular house was insulated under the CHIP program. The Social Insurance Number was collected while the program was still active pursuant to the Income Tax Act and the Canadian Home Insulation Regulations.
    Consistent Uses: Information was shared with the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation while the program was active.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: After program termination in March 1986, individual CHIP grant information was to be retained for 8 years after program closure. However, due to ongoing litigation information pertaining to the program cannot be disposed of at this time, and will be retained for two years after litigation is completed or after the last administrative use.
    RDA Number: 85/015; 89/007, 96/034, 2012/005
    Related Record Number: NRCan ES 450
    TBS Registration: 000401
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 020
    Notes: The program ceased to exist in 1986.
  • ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes, EnerGuide, ENERGY STAR for New Homes and R-2000 Programs
    Description: This bank describes information that relates to a number of housing programs, including: the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes Program delivered by NRCan for individuals who are property owners; the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) that rates the performance of houses; the ENERGY STAR for New Homes (ESNH) and R-2000 programs under which premium energy efficient houses are qualified. Personal information about applicants may include name, contact information, language preference, financial information, other identification numbers, and signed consent for sharing of personal information. Personal information about service delivery agents may include name of individual and company, contact information, language spoken, biographical information and financial information.
    Class of Individuals: Applicants for incentive payments under the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes Program; applicants under the ERS, ESNH and R-2000 programs; Energy Advisors employed by approved Service Organizations to complete energy efficiency assessments of residential dwellings.
    Purpose: Personal information is required to verify and substantiate applications, and to determine eligible rebates and to issue cheques to successful applicants under the Retrofit program. Personal information about Energy Advisors is used to assess their qualifications to provide advice about reducing energy consumption or emissions.
    Consistent Uses: Some personal information may be used for program evaluation, statistical analysis, budget forecasting, research and advising applicants of other incentive programs or potential rebates. Some personal information may be supplied to a new service organization for the post-retrofit evaluation in the event that the initial service organization who conducted the pre-retrofit evaluation is no longer in business With consent, personal information may be shared with other federal government departments, provinces, municipalities and utility companies offering similar incentive programs.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Applications are retained for 10 fiscal years after the end of the fiscal year in which the program ceased, then transferred to LAC for selective retention.
    RDA Number: 2012/005
    Related Record Number: NRCan ES 450
    TBS Registration: 20100119
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 141
    Notes: The program ran from April 2007 to March 2012.
  • EnerGuide for Houses and EnerGuide for Houses Retrofit Incentive Programs
    Description: Records related to the information described in this bank contain personal information (name, address, city, province, postal code, telephone number and tax roll number) related to the applicants for this incentive program. Personal information about the work history of Service Delivery Agents and Energy Advisors may also be held in this database.
    Class of Individuals: Canadians who had an EnerGuide for Houses evaluation or provided their personal information while applying for EnerGuide for Houses Retrofit Incentive Program; Service Delivery Agents acting on behalf of Natural Resources Canada to employ Energy Advisors and complete housing assessments.
    Purpose: The information is required for the application process of this program and to verify and substantiate applications, to determine the eligible amounts, if any, and to issue grant cheques to successful applicants.
    Consistent Uses: The information will be used for statistical analysis and quality assurance checks relative to the programs, energy use and energy efficiency improvements in Canada.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Applications are retained for 10 fiscal years after the end of the fiscal year in which the program ceased, then transferred to LAC for selective retention.
    RDA Number: 2012/005
    Related Record Number: NRCan ES 450
    TBS Registration: 005575
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 090
    Notes: The program ran until March 2007. However data is still in use under the current OEE Housing programs.
  • Energy Ambassador Award
    Description: This bank describes information related to individuals who seek an Energy Ambassador Award or nominate an individual for such an award. Personal information may include: name, contact information, university/college name, instructor's name and their contact information.
    Class of Individuals: Students applying for an Energy Ambassador Award and their college or university instructors and other references.
    Purpose: Personal information is used to assess the candidates for an Energy Ambassador Award and to contact winning applicants.
    Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: Publishing the winners on NRCan's website, contacting winning candidates to make travel arrangements to NRCan sponsored events and Outreach Groups within NRCan.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Retention period is 10 fiscal years after the end of the fiscal year in which the program ceased.
    RDA Number: 2012/005
    Related Record Number: NRCan ES 450
    TBS Registration: 20091782
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 120
    Notes: This program was in operation until 2006 and is now closed. As per the Retention and Disposal Standards, this Bank will cease to exist at the end of Fiscal year 2016-2017.
  • Natural Gas Vehicle Program
    Description: This bank describes information that is related to applications from individual private vehicle owners and fleet operators, for a contribution of up to $2,000 for each vehicle converted to a natural gas fuel system, or for a new factory-equipped vehicle purchased by the applicant. The personal information may include vehicle ownerships, invoices, purchase orders and work orders, used to substantiate the application for each vehicle.
    Class of Individuals: Private-use vehicle owners and corporations and businesses operating vehicles eligible under the program.
    Purpose: The personal information was used to substantiate applications, the cost of conversions, to determine the amount to be paid to applicants and for statistical and audit purposes relative to the program when in existence.
    Consistent Uses: Natural gas utilities in the provinces, accept and process applications on behalf of the department under a Contribution Agreement.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: The natural gas utilities maintain 1 copy of each application and any supporting documentation submitted by the applicant during the term of the program and for 10 fiscal years after the end of the fiscal year in which the program ceased, then transferred to LAC for selective retention. All such records are subject to review or audit by representatives of Canada.
    RDA Number: 2012/005
    Related Record Number: NRCan ES 450
    TBS Registration: 002776
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 060
    Notes: The program ceased to exist on March 31, 2006. As per the Retention and Disposal Standards, this Bank will cease to exist at the end of Fiscal year 2016-2017.

PAA 2.2 - TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

For a description of this program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

PAA 2.2.1 - MATERIALS FOR ENERGY
For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

CanmetMATERIALS (CMAT)
Description:  CanmetMATERIALS (CMAT) provides a wide range of information and classes of records on the applied research it conducts on all aspects of producing and using value-added products from minerals and metals. This research is done in the areas of emerging and defence materials, materials for power generation, pipelines and advanced materials for transportation. The specific functions performed in these research areas include advanced materials processing, evaluation of materials performance, materials development and integrated computational materials engineering. CMAT also provides technical input for standards and codes development.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Appeals, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Conference Management, Consultations, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Development, Evaluation, Funding, Inspections, Inventory, International Relations, Investigations, Media Relations press releases, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relation, Recycling, Research, Risk Management, Screening, Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan MMS 008

PAA 2.2.2 - GREEN MINING

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

CANMET Mining Laboratories (CanmetMINING)
Description: CanmetMINING class of records provides information, advice, consultation, testing, training and studies wherever possible in partnership with industry, provincial/territorial governments, universities, and other research institutes to drive Green Mining Innovation along three business lines: Mining Extraction, Mineral Processing and Environmental Management. Specific research program areas include ground control; alternative energy technologies; mining extraction technologies; rare earth elements, chromite, mineralogy & processing; mine waste management; mine closure & ecosystem risk management; analytical services & Canadian Certified Reference Materials Project (CCRMP) and waste stabilization. CanmetMINING has been a leader in the development of collaborative multi stakeholder initiatives such as the Mine Environment Neutral Drainage (MEND) program and the National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Initiative (NOAMI).
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Appeals, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Business Development, Certifications, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enforcement, Enquiries, Foot print reduction extraction, Frameworks, Funding, Green Mining, Inspections, International Relations, Inventory, Investigations, Licensing, Media Relations press releases, Mine Rehabilitation, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Screening, Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Sustainable Development, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions, Waste Management.
Record Number: NRCan MMS 009

PAA 2.2.3 - CLEAN ENERGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Clean Energy Science and Technology
Description: Information relating to federal energy research and development strategies and programs and international cooperation in energy research and development. Information relating to energy research and development activity for the Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD), ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative and Energy Innovation Program
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Workshops, Conference Management, Policies, Procedures, Studies, Regulations, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions, Memoranda to Cabinet, Memoranda of Understanding, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Consultations, Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Funding, Media Relations, Monitoring, Presentation Decks, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Regulations, Evaluations, Planning, Publications, Program Review, Provincial and Territorial Relations.
Record Number: NRCan IETS 003

Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP)
Description: Since 1997, the NRCan Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP) have provided funding to organizations to assist in the hiring of recent graduates in the natural sciences. This funding has helped organizations to develop Canada’s knowledge economy and increase the pool of versatile and highly qualified youth who will be tomorrow’s leaders in research and development (R&D). STIP is among eleven federal departments and agencies under the federal government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES) and is a component of Employment and Social Development Canada’s Initiative. The Program operates under the Career Focus stream. Each approved project is eligible to receive 50% of total salary costs up to a maximum of $13,200.
Document Types: applications; screening standards; assessments; agreements; audits; briefing notes; budgets; communications; contribution agreements; correspondence; inquiries; funding; section 34 certificates, portals; Grants and Contributions financial modules, conflict of interests, Assistant Deputy Minister Preapproval form; marketing; memos; Memoranda of Understanding; monitoring; minutes; planning; policy; presentation decks; program review; procedures; mid-year report; year-end report; questionnaires, data collection system; financial reports; risk management; surveys; Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan OCS 001

PAA 2.3 - RESPONSIBLE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

For a description of this program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

PAA 2.3.1 - FOREST ECOSYSTEMS SCIENCE AND APPLICATION

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Ecosystems Risk Management
Description: Information is related to forest ecosystems knowledge and tools that improve understanding of forests resource so that environmental risks can be mitigated. Records address scientific rigour of Sustainable Forest Management that enables Canada to report nationally and internationally on forest ecosystems goods and services including biodiversity, carbon accounting and criteria and indicators. This class of records includes knowledge of Canada's forest ecosystems that informs and influences decision making in the forest sector by: actively supporting the development of ecologically sound forest management and improved policies and practices; promoting the transfer of science-based best practices, tools and policies across jurisdictions; facilitating the development networks with universities, provinces and the private sector to ensure full intellectual capacity and experience of the Canadian science and technology community is engaged in sustainable development of the forest sector; and, timely communication and transfer of the latest science and technology knowledge, information and tools through written, electronic and workshop venues.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Briefing Notes, Communication Plans, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Correspondence, Frameworks, Inventory, Media Relations, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Screening Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Testing, Training.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 005

PAA 2.3.2 - GROUNDWATER GEOSCIENCE

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Groundwater Geoscience Program
Description: The Groundwater Geoscience Program (GGP) develops new geoscience knowledge, new aquifer characterization methods and new data integration tools to facilitate responsible resource management. This scientific information on the main aquifers in Canada contributes to a better understanding of the distribution, quantity and dynamics of groundwater flow. NRCan also collaborates with its provincial partners to ensure data and approaches in different jurisdictions are harmonized. This information is disseminated through a web portal used by other departments and levels of government, planners and land-use professionals for decision making. Through this Sub-program, NRCan provides comprehensive groundwater information and expertise, which contributes to sustainable land-use decision making and groundwater management.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Conference Management, Consultations, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Inventory, Media Relations, Monitoring, Planning, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Provincial/Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Sustainable Development, Testing, Training.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 016

PAA 2.3.3 - ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND ASSESSMENTS

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Environmental Assessment Division
Description: This class of records contains information pertaining to NRCan’s involvement in federal environmental assessment processes as required by federal legislation, and documents supporting delivery of the strategic environmental assessment process as required by the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals.
Document Types: Advice, Briefing Notes, Consultations, Correspondence, Technical Submissions, Environmental Effects Evaluations, Project Lists, Timelines, Procedures, Work Plans, Training Materials, Plans and Reports, Internet/Intranet Pages, Strategic Environmental Assessment Public Statements.
Record Number: NRCan SPI 001

Environmental Geoscience
Description: The Environmental Geoscience Program (EGP) provides innovative geoscience expertise to address the environmental impacts and constraints associated with the development of the oil sands, shale gas, metal mines, and carbon capture and storage.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Conference Management, Consultations, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Inventory, Media Relations, Monitoring, Planning, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Provincial/Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Sustainable Development, Testing, Training.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 013

PAA 2.3.4 - RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Historic Waste Program
Description: Information created or received at the corporate level on Canada's historic waste program, which formally was the responsibility of Natural Resources Canada and is now being implemented by the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office (LLRWMO) of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) under the oversight of AECL.
Document Types: Advice, Policies, Procedures, Studies, Regulations, Applications, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Consultations, Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Funding, Media Relations, Monitoring, Presentation Decks, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Regulations, Evaluations, Memoranda to Cabinet, Legislation, Provincial and Territorial Relations.
Record Number: NRCan ES 210
Notes: This class of records was formerly known as `Low Level Radioactive Waste`.

PAA 2.3.5 - GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION FOR RESPONSIBLE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

For a description of this PAA element, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (Responsible Natural Resource Development)
Description: The information includes new and refined EO methods, tools, value-added data sets and prototype products to support regulatory compliance monitoring and environmental impact monitoring in the Alberta oil sands region. More specifically, the domains of expertise include: change detection monitoring of infrastructure and related land disturbances; enhanced classification and monitoring of peatlands, optimized regional Long Term Satellite Data Records (LTSDR’s) to establish baseline conditions for long term trend analysis and modeling; monitoring of seasonal and annual surface water changes; deriving relevant river ice information for use in support of validation and calibration of hydraulic, sediment transport, and contaminant transport models; and developing geoscience information to support northern development, in particular planning and management decisions pertaining to all season and winter transportation infrastructure in the North, in support of climate change adaptation.
Documents Types: Reports; meetings; conferences; workshops; scientific publications; contracts; thematic maps; value-added EO products; presentation decks; research; Canadian partnership and liaison – industry, associations and organizations, scientific and industrial liaison; technology development; dissemination of information; algorithm and methodology development, emergency geomatics; licensing and intellectual property; applications research; development and demonstration relevant to clients and partners.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 017

PAA 3.1 - PROTECTION FOR CANADIANS AND NATURAL RESOURCES

For a description of this program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

PAA 3.1.1 - EXPLOSIVES SAFETY AND SECURITY

For a description of this sub-rpogram, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Explosives Safety and Security
Description:
Administers the information relating to the federal Explosives Act and regulations, controlling the sale and storage of blasting explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, and restricted components in Canada. The Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory (CANMET-CERL) is Canada's source for information about technology related to the manufacture, storage, and transportation and application of explosives, and is accredited as a testing laboratory under ISO/IEC Guide 17025. CANMET-CERL maintains information on the testing, hazard evaluation, and development and use of explosives, and has expertise in the area of blast threats and their mitigation. The Explosives Regulatory Division (ERD) is responsible for licenses and permits supported by a compliance inspection program.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Appeals, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enforcement, Enquiries, Explosives (Propellants, Fireworks, Pyrotechnics), Frameworks, Funding, Importations, Inspections, Inventory, Investigations, Legislation, Licensing, Manufacturing, Media Relations, Monitoring, Permits, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Sale, Screening, Standards, Storing Studies, Surveillance, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Transportation, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan MMS 003

  • Explosives, Precursors Licences, Certificates and Permits
    Description: The bank describes information that is related to licences, certificates, enrolment, permits for the authorization, storage, transportation, use, importation, exportation, in transit permit, manufacture and sale of explosives or their precursors in Canada and also incident and investigation reports. The personal information may include name, date of birth, contact information, signature, certificate number, permit number, licence number, enrolment number and Criminal checks / history (e.g. information related to criminal record checks, investigations, charges, conviction dates and locations, pardons, etc.)
    Class of Individuals: Individuals, acting on their own behalf or for a company, who apply for licences, certificates or permits; custom broker agent involved in the import of explosives to Canada.
    Purpose: The personal information is used to issue licenses, certificates and permits for explosives; establish an inventory of sellers of restricted components. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Explosives Act, Explosives Regulations, 2013. and Restricted Components Regulations. Data matching occurs for the purpose of granting access to the Importers Information Report web site.
    Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: enforcement, audit, reporting to senior management, program evaluation, safety and security. Information may be shared with other federal institutions: Royal Canadian Mounted Police refer to Operational Case Records RCMP PPU 005 and National Security Investigations Records (Exempt Bank) - RCMP PPU 025; the Canadian Security Intelligence Service refer to Canadian Security Intelligence Service Investigational records - CSIS PPU 045; Information may be shared with institutions of the government of the United States of America: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Information may be communicated with investigative bodies in the event of an incident involving explosives.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Explosives authorization – destroyed 20 years after the company has stopped producing; Import, export and In-transit permits – destroyed 10 years after license expiry date; Security screening – destroyed 7 years after completed; Security Evaluation of Magazine Doors – destroyed 6 years after receipt of submission; Magazine licences – destroyed 3 years after license expiry date; Occurrences (Accidents and Incidents) destroyed 25 years after the expiry of the licence and closure of the site.; Files on incidents involving fatalities – retained indefinitely.
    RDA Number: Under development
    Related Record Number: NRCan MMS 003
    TBS Registration: 000398
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 005
    Notes: Bank formerly called Explosives Licences and Permits - NRCan PPU 005. Personal information pertaining to transport permits for explosives formerly issued by Transport Canada are now accounted for in this bank.
  • Loan of Technology
    Description: This bank describes information that is about individuals to whom departmentally-owned technology is loaned. The personal information may include name, employee identification number (PRI), contact information and biographical information linked to the technology assets under the control of the employee.
    Class of Individuals: Full- and part-time employees, students and consultants.
    Purpose: The personal information is used to document and track the use of electronic assets such as computers, cell phones, blackberries and other equipment in the custody of employees.
    Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: Enforcement, Reporting to Senior Management, Inventory and Budgeting.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained for two years following the last administrative use then destroyed.
    RDA Number: 99/003
    Related Record Number: NRCan MMS 003
    TBS Registration: 003370
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 085
    Notes: Bank formerly called: CANMET Management Information System.
  • Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Licences
    Description: This bank describes information that is related to the Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Certification Program. The personal information may include: name, contact information, date of birth, organization of employment, educational information & biographical information (in relation to pyrotechnics and fireworks only), signature, visual image of the applicant and certificate number.
    Class of Individuals: Individuals, including foreign nationals, who have applied for a licence in the import / exportation, transportation, storage and/or use of pyrotechnics or fireworks in Canada and individuals acting as reference for the applicant.
    Purpose: The personal information is used to assess applications for licences, course enrolment and to issue permits for fireworks and pyrotechnics in Canada.
    Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: Enforcement, Audit, Reporting to Senior Management, Program Evaluation, Safety and Security. Information may be communicated with investigative bodies in the event of an incident involving fireworks or pyrotechnics.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: information retained for three years after expiry of license
    RDA Number: Under development
    Related Record Number: NRCan MMS 003
    TBS Registration: 20100118
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 125
    Notes: Information formerly described in personal information bank called: Explosives Licences and Permits - NRCan PPU 005

PAA 3.1.2 - MATERIALS AND CERTIFICATION FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

National Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Certification Body
Description: This class of records supports NRCan in delivering the program on certification of non-destructive testing personnel which contributes to the integrity of safety-critical components in equipment and buildings such as cranes, heavy equipment, nuclear reactors, pipelines and other applications and certifies individuals to a national standard, which is aligned with ISO international standards.
Document Types: : Agreements, Applications, Appeals, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Certified Personnel Lists, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Conflicts of Interest Documentation, Contracts, Correspondence, Data Collection System, Enforcement, Enquiries, Evaluations, Examinations, Financial Records, Funding, Fees, General Program Information, Industry Associations and Organizations, Inspections, Inventory, Investigations, Media Relations, Meetings, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Development, Program Review, Procedures, Procurement, Reports, Research, Risk Management, Screening Standards, Standards, Testing, Tracking Spreadsheets, Training, Payments, Transportation, Workflow.
Record Number: NRCan MMS 006
Notes: This Class of record was formerly known as Explosives Safety and Accident Statistics - Explosives Regulatory Division.

  • Certification in Non Destructive Testing
    Description: This bank describes information that is related to the certification process for non-destructive testing personnel. The personal information may include name, contact information, biographical information, education information, medical information (eye examinations), psychometric information, photography, date of birth, signature, registration number, credit/payment information.
    Class of Individuals: Applicants to the NRCan National Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Personnel Certification Program, medically recognized personnel, company officials and supervisors of non-destructive testing personnel, NDT training course instructors, sponsors, individuals used as reference or witness.
    Purpose: The personal information is used to administer the NRCan National Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Personnel Certification Program. Personal information is collected pursuant to section 5 of the Natural Resources Act.
    Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: enforcement, audit, program evaluation, reporting to senior management, statistical analysis, inventory of certified non-destructive testing personnel published on the internet, regular program mailings (notice of renewal and recertification), and publication of violations to the Code of Conduct for Testing Personnel. Information may be shared with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (Exposure Device Operator CNS PPU 060). Information may be shared with the employer and or the payee of the examination fees of the candidate to certification. Information may also be shared with employers, unions and regulatory authorities.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Retain indeterminately and at least for one full certification cycle (10 years) after lapse of certification validity. When ready to disposed, a small sample will be transferred to Library and Archives Canada for archival purposes.
    RDA Number: 85/10-2
    Related Record Number: NRCan MMS 006
    TBS Registration: 000400
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 015

PAA 3.1.3 - FOREST DISTURBANCES SCIENCE AND APPLICATION

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Responses to Forest Disturbances (Natural and Human-Caused)
Description: Information includes research and innovative techniques that use our knowledge of natural and human-caused forest disturbances to develop models, advice and tools for forest practitioners as well as adaptation options to help address climate change. Science information relates to forest pests, invasive and domestic species management, wildland fire ecology and management. Policy decisions are related to resource development and sustainability based on sound research and science about forest disturbances such as wildfire, insects, diseases and weather/climate that significantly impact Canada's forests. This class of records includes information about complex interacting factors such as disturbances, climate change, human land-use patterns, changing societal values and past forest management practices that pose increased risk to forest values and threaten the very sustainability of forests and the forest sector. In addition, information includes the development and implementation of effective long-term mitigation and adaptation strategies across Canada that address forest disturbances by assessing and implementing options for prevention, suppression, salvage and reforestation.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Appeals, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Inspections, Inventory, Legislation, Media Relations, Monitoring, Patents, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Requisitions, Risk Management, Screening Standards, Studies, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 006

  • Private Forestlands Rehabilitation Program
    Description: This bank describes information that is related to advice and funding that may be provided to owners of significant non-industrial forest lands. The personal information may include: name, contact information, signature and Certificate of Land Title.
    Class of Individuals: Non-industrial, private landowners, including their representatives and project managers, who request financial assistance to rehabilitate their forests in response to the Mountain Pine Beetle.
    Purpose: Personal information is used to administer the Forest Lands Rehabilitation program under the Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative.
    Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: Statistical Analysis; Reporting to Senior Management; and Program Evaluation.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Retain until March 31, 2017
    RDA Number: 2012/005
    Related Record Number: NRCan CFS 006
    TBS Registration: 20091781
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 040
    Notes: This program ceased in March 31, 2010.

PAA 3.1.4 - CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation
Description: NRCan leads Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform, which brings together industry and professional organizations, federal, provincial and territorial governments, and other organizations to collaborate on shared adaptation priorities. The activity also supports the production and exchange of information, knowledge and tools that help decision makers understand the implications of a changing climate on their operations, and that reduces risk and maximizes opportunities for effective adaptation.
Document Types: Advice, Annual Reports, Audits, Briefing notes, Budgeting, Contracts, Consultant Reports, Contribution agreements, Correspondence, Evaluations, Presentation Decks, Programs of work, Project descriptions, Project reports, Newsletter, Reporting documents, Science assessment reports; Terms and Conditions, Terms of reference, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 020

  • Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) Volunteers Program
    Description: This bank describes information that is related to the Volunteer Program in the earth sciences sector. The personal information may include: name, contact information (including emergency contact), biographical information, educational information, language and objectives of the volunteer.
    Class of Individuals: General public, including foreign nationals, who are 18 years of age or older who apply to volunteer their time or services in the earth sciences sector.
    Purpose: The personal information is used to assess the skills and objectives of individuals who apply to volunteer in the earth sciences sector. Personal information will be provided to division representatives and project managers to identify volunteers suitable for particular projects.
    Consistent Uses: The personal information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: Statistical analysis and reporting to senior management.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Records of assignments will be retained for two years after the termination of the agreement and then are destroyed.
    RDA Number: 98/005
    Related Record Number: NRCan ESS 004, NRCan ESS 012, NRCan ESS 020, NRCan ESS 021
    TBS Registration: 002879
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 070  

PAA 3.1.5 - GEOHAZARDS AND PUBLIC SAFETY

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Canadian Hazards Information Service
Description: The Canadian Hazard Information Service provides hazard information and response to emergency situations involving earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, landslides, geomagnetic storms and radiological / nuclear incidents. Earthquakes Canada is the authoritative source of recent and historical Canadian earthquake information. Along with providing the ability to find earthquakes, data and real-time waveforms Earthquakes Canada provides general earthquake information, the ability to report an earthquake and tools for engineers to calculate hazards. Space Weather Canada provides space environment forecasts and short-term and long-term forecasts of geomagnetic activity in Canada as well as information about effects on technology. NRCan also operates the Canadian Geomagnetic Observatory Network to provide data about the Earth's magnetic field and calculators of the magnetic field and magnetic declination. The Emergency Geomatics Service (EGS) produces satellite-derived flood extent map products and provides this information in near-real time to emergency management authorities responding to major flood events in Canada and abroad.
Document Types: Reports; committees; conferences; Canadian partnerships and liaison - industry, associations and organizations, and other government departments; International Partnerships & Liaison, including, but not limited to, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, International Magnetic Observatory Real-Time Network (INTERMAGNET), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ; and other international geomagnetic and seismic monitoring centres. Scientific and industrial liaison; technology development, dissemination of information, algorithm and methodology development, data integration research; intellectual property; applications research, development, demonstration, relevant to clients and partners in fields including critical infrastructure, building science, industry and emergency preparedness ; seismic and space weather ground receiving station reception, archiving, processing and distribution operations and related systems development activities; long-term (1972 - present) data archive record maintenance and access; internal informatics and computer and network services and support; departmental policy and planning liaison.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 014

Public Safety Geoscience
Description: The Public Safety Geoscience Program undertakes geoscientific research to support risk reduction from the effects of space weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides. The program develops authoritative scientific knowledge and tools to reduce future economic, social and environmental losses from these hazards. The program’s products help guide land-use decisions; increase the resilience of built structures; and inform the location, design and operations of new structures. National hazard assessments developed and refined in the program summarize threats facing Canadians, identify vulnerabilities, and guide targeted scientific work. Risk assessment tools and guidelines support decision makers at various levels of government and in the private sector.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Audits, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Funding, Inspections, Media Relations, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Requisitions, Risk Management, Treasury Board Submissions. Reports; committees; conferences; Canadian partnerships and liaison – universities, industry, associations and organizations, and other government departments; International Partnerships & Liaison, including, but not limited to Japan geological Survey, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Korea Polar Research Institute and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ; and other international natural hazard research centres.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 015

PAA 3.2 - LANDMASS INFORMATION

For a description of this program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

PAA 3.2.1 - ESSENTIAL GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Canadian Geodetic Surveys
Description: Through the Canadian Spatial Reference System, the Canadian Geodetic Survey establishes and provides fundamental reference values and their rate of change over time (for measurement of latitude, longitude, heights and of the gravity field), used as a standard for geo-referencing and for monitoring motions of Canada landmass in support of geoscience and geomatics. Information holdings enabling accessible, accurate and timely positioning with respect to a common reference system include: data on national networks of survey control points and gravity, historical survey records, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellite tracking data, orbits, clocks and derived products, mean sea level and geoid data models as well as tools and applications such as the Precise Point Positioning (PPP) software. The Canadian Geodetic Survey is the departmental source for information about Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
Document Types: Agreements, Briefing notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Guidelines, Inventory, Licensing, Planning, Presentation Decks, Procedures, Provincial/Territorial Relations, Research, Scientific publications, Standards, Testing, Training, Minutes of Meetings, Agendas, Statistical Reports, Surveys, Statements of Work.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 003

Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) - Atlantic and Western Canada Branch
Description: Information relating to the management and operations of Branch activities - GSC Pacific, GSC Calgary, GSC Atlantic, Canadian Hazard Information System, Canada's marine continental margins for United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea. Surface and subsurface mapping of bedrock and surface deposits for interpretation of the geology of Canada; coastal and offshore geoscientific surveys; hazards and environmental quality of Canada's extensive coastal and offshore regions; geological, geochemical and geophysical information on the coastal zone, seabed, onshore and offshore sedimentary basins and crustal processes; geoscience knowledge about oil, gas and coal resources throughout Canada, both onshore and offshore; operating national observatories in seismology, geodynamics and geomagnetism; information and advice on natural hazards and risk assessment methodology related to earthquakes, tsunamis and magnetic storms with special emphasis on public safety. Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Consultations, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enforcement, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Licensing, Monitoring, Planning, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Provincial/Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Testing, Training, Treasury Board Submissions, National Plant and Invertebrate Type Collection, Paleontological Reference Collection, Paleo-ecology Collection, Ostracods Collection, National Meteorite and Tektite Collection, Impact Craters Rock Collection, Core and Sample Repository.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 008

Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) - Central and Northern Canada Branch
Description: Information relating to the management and operations of branch activities - Central Canada Division, Northern Canada Division, GSC Quebec. Mapping and interpreting the geology of Canada; the deep geology of Canada's continental crust; setting standards for and undertaking contracted airborne geophysical surveys; mineral deposits of Canada, including exploration guidelines and techniques; resource assessment; information on mineral deposits for land-use planning and policy formulation; regional geochemical surveys; near surface geology; natural terrain hazards; geomorphology and glaciology; distribution and geotechnical properties of materials at the earth's surface; regional groundwater aquifer assessment.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Consultations, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enforcement, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Licensing, Monitoring, Planning, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Provincial/Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Testing, Training, Treasury Board Submissions, Earth Material Collections, National Ore Collection, National Mineral Collection.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 009

Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (Essential Geographic Information)
Description: Provision of standards based geospatial data on the landmass of Canada, including its lakes, rivers and inland waterways.  Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) receives and transforms satellite data in its three continuous radar receiving stations, and through its program of scientific research and development.  These scientific capabilities are used to foster science and decision making in a wide range of disciplines such as climate change, transportation, and land use planning.  CCMEO also provides a focal point for the management and dissemination of geospatial data thus increasing public service efficiency.
Document Types: Agendas; audits; briefing notes, budgeting; communication plans; consultants reports; correspondence; memoranda; minutes of meetings; presentation decks; Treasury Board submissions; GSC Information Circular; GeoPub; GSC Bulletins; A-Series maps; GSC Open Files; GeoGratis; ESS Data Set Inventory; ESS Data Stewardship; digital topographical data; Canada Land Inventory; Landsat images; earth observation imagery; vector data; licensing agreements; Geoscience Data Repository; MIRAGE (Map Image Rendering Database for Geoscience); Sample Management System; geophysical surveys; geochemistry data sets; mineral deposit maps; mineral deposit databases; Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI); Federal Geospatial Platform (FGP) announcement of opportunities; user needs assessments; GeoBase; grants and contributions; status reports;  industry support; foreign projects reports; research and development reports; National Topographic Data Base (NTDB); National Topographical Services of maps (NTS); Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED); CANVEC; ARC Digital Raster Graphic (ADRG); CanMatrix and CanImage Raster Data; northern mapping program; maps and mapping; data conversion, data structuring, data revision; geographical information systems; new mapping; nomenclature and toponymy; quality control; quality assurance; revision mapping; map derivation; standards and specifications; geospatial metadata; survey control; aerial photography; National Air Photo Library (NAPL); NAPL Online; data and map distribution; Canada Map Office (CMO); distributors; user support; strategic planning and business matters; strategic and financial planning; resource and risk management; management accountability; performance management and corporate reporting framework; Earth Observation imagery; Landsat images; scientific and industrial liaison; information on Earth Observation ground receiving stations, Revitalized NRCan Satellite Infrastructure (RNSI), Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF), Gatineau Satellite Station (GSS), and Prince Albert Satellite Station (PASS); Earth Observation data archive record maintenance and access; Earth Observation Data Management System (EODMS); National and International Earth Observation partnerships and liaison; geographical names, place names, and toponymy; Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC), Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB)..
Record Number: NRCan ESS 002

Strategic Policy and Operations Branch (SPOB)
Description: SPOB provides corporate support and strategic advice to the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) on policy issues, government directions, planning and reporting activities as well as evaluations and audits. It also provides Science and Technology liaison services that help improve the organization’s ability to share knowledge, communicate science results and test out new ways of working. SPOB also provides corporate support on international affairs development, engagement and international technical assistance within NRCan and with other government departments (OGD) and agencies, corporate business management including occupational health and safety training and inspections, ESS human resources strategic planning and coordination, Intellectual Property policy and planning for ESS, as well as financial support administration such as OGD funds, Special Purpose Accounts and SAP/SFT expertise.
Document Types: Different policy products (e.g., presentation decks, briefing notes, policy papers, proposals and business cases), different communications and outreach products (e.g., internal newsletter, monthly seminar series, promotional materials, event agendas, supporting materials and evaluation reports), corporate plans and reports, Sector’s policy framework documents (International Strategic Engagement, Occupational Health and Safety), MOU Guidelines, Database on Business Agreements and MOUs, and Standards Operating Procedures (Business Agreements, Firearms Safety).
Record Number: NRCan ESS 007

PAA 3.2.2 - CANADA'S LEGAL BOUNDARIES

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Canada's Survey Programs and Registries
Description: Pursuant to the Canada Lands Surveys Act, the Surveyor General of Canada Lands (Surveyor General Branch) has the custody of all records (field books, reports, diaries, survey plans, instructions and correspondence) relating to the surveys of Canada lands. Canada lands include Indian reserves, national parks, the offshore, and all lands in the territories that are not privately owned. Records date from the 1870s to the present. Records include information relating to the management and regulation of all surveys carried out on Canada lands; inter-provincial boundaries; the boundaries between Canada and the United States (including the positioning of boundary line points); settlement of disputes and jurisdictional questions; regulation of construction; and removal of boundary obstructions.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Analysis, Applications, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Compliance Tracking, Consultations, Contracts, Correspondence, Enforcement, Enquiries, Funding, Inspections, Legislation, Monitoring, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Procedures, Provincial/Territorial Relations, Research, Requests, Standards, Surveys, Survey Records, Transfer Payments.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 004

  • Board of Examiners for Canada Lands Surveyors
    Description: This bank describes information that is related to applications for issuing of commissions to Dominion Land Surveyors, Dominion Topographical Surveyors and Canada Land Surveyors. The personal information may include name, contact information, date of birth, place of birth and biographical information.
    Class of Individuals: Individuals who applied, prior to 1999, to qualify as a Dominion Lands Surveyor, Dominion Topographical Surveyor or Canada Land Surveyor.
    Purpose: The personal information is used to evaluate candidates for an examiner role with the various Surveyor programs.
    Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: statistical analysis, audit and to report to senior management.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Examination records are kept for one year after examination, then destroyed. Case files are retained until individuals are 80 years of age, or for two years after the death of an examiner, then destroyed.
    RDA Number: 85/010-1
    Related Record Number: NRCan ESS 004
    TBS Registration: 000399
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 010
    Notes: This Personal Information Bank will be transferred to Library and Archives Canada during Fiscal Year 2016-2017.
     
  • Owners of works along the Canada - United States Border
    Description: This bank describes information about individuals who own works along the Canada - United States border. Personal information may include: name and contact information, description of the works.
    Class of Individuals: Individuals owning works along the Canada - United States Border.
    Purpose: Personal information is used to communicate to land owners when field activities are planned on an individual's property or adjoining property, issue authorizations for works within 10 feet of the Canada - United States border, to recover costs following removal of unauthorized works. Personal information is collected pursuant to the International Boundary Commission Act.
    Consistent Uses: Personal information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: with representatives of the International Boundary Commission including US representatives, and for reporting to senior management.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Under development
    RDA Number: Under development
    Related Record Number: NRCan ESS 004
    TBS Registration: 20100137
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 065

PAA 3.2.3 - POLAR CONTINENTAL SHELF LOGISTICS SUPPORT

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSP)
Description: Information relating to the management and overall functions of the Polar Continental Shelf Program. This Program liaises with the public and private sector, scientific research groups and northern organizations.
Document Types: Agreements, applications, briefing notes, budgeting, documents, contracts, correspondence, enquiries, inventory documents,  waivers,  presentation decks, procedures documents,  project screening results, meeting summaries, project management documents, and procurement documents.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 010

  • Polar Continental Shelf Program
    Description: The Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSP) stores information that is related to logistic requirements for field projects across Canada, particularly in Canada’s North supported by the Program. Personal information collected may include: name, contact information, emergency contact information, citizenship, gender and web application password.
    Class of Individuals: Canadian and international researchers who apply for PCSP logistics coordination assistance to conduct research in Canada, particularly in Canada’s North and foreign partners of Canadian scientists doing research in the Antarctic, as well as any emergency contacts identified by the researchers.
    Purpose: Personal information is used to arrange logistics for and to track individuals actively conducting field work across Canada, particularly in the Arctic, primarily to ensure their safety. Foreign participants visiting PCSP operations in Resolute are required to be identified to NRCan security. All non-federal government participants are required to sign a waiver pertaining to chartered aircraft liability. University clients are required to provide information as to their publication record for the purposes of project screening by the independent Project Review Committee. This is public information.
    Consistent Uses: Personal information is not used for statistical purposes (although gender analysis was recommended by the NRCan Evaluation of PCSP in 2010). Personal information (name and affiliation only), is posted on the PCSP web page along with a title of the project supported and field work location(s).
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Under development
    RDA Number: Under development
    Related Record Number: NRCan ESS 010
    TBS Registration: 20100117
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 080

PAA 3.2.4 - UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA

For a description of this sub-program, see NRCan’s Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome for 2016-2017.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Program
Description: Information relating to program management and acquisition/analysis of data on Canada’s marine continental margins for United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Document Types: Agreements, Briefing notes, Budgeting, Communication Plans, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Correspondence, Planning, Presentation Decks, Research, Agendas, Surveys, Statements of Work.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 018

INTERNAL SERVICES

Internal services constitute groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are management and oversight services, communications services, legal services, human resources management services, financial management services, information management services, information technology services, real property services, materiel services, acquisition services, and travel and other administrative services. Internal services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

ACQUISITIONS SERVICES

Acquisition services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfill a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract.

COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

Communications services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. The communications management function ensures that the public—internal or external—receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Financial management services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Human resources management services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and plans.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Information management services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Information technology services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity, and to enhance services to the public.

LEGAL SERVICES

Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework.

MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT SERVICES

Management and oversight services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction and allocating resources among services and processes, as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies or plans.

MATERIEL SERVICES

Materiel services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

REAL PROPERTY SERVICES

Real property services involve activities undertaken to ensure that real property is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

TRAVEL AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Travel and other administrative services include Government of Canada travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories.

LEGEND

Standard Classes of Records (CoRs)
Standard Personal Information Banks (PIBs)

DEFUNCT PROGRAMS WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION BANKS

The following program has ceased but its personal information bank is still within its record retention period.

Public Policy Facilitates Opportunities for Forest-Based Communities
Description: Information is related to facilitating sustainable and economic opportunities for forest-based communities and improving forest communities' access to practical and coherent knowledge, tools and solutions while greater relationships and partnerships are established between the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) and forest communities, including better understanding of needs and capacities in the context of the evolving forest sector environment and challenge. Canadian Forest Services programs adapt to evolving forestry contexts. This will allow the CFS to present leading edge initiatives, programs and types of partnerships to the forest communities in order to assist these communities in their work towards sustainability in the longer term. This class of records also relates to partnerships within the broader Government of Canada initiative related with rural issues.
Document Types: Advice, Agreements, Applications, Appeals, Audits, Authorizations, Briefing Notes, Budgeting, Certifications, Communication Plans, Complaint Management, Compliance Tracking, Conference Management, Consultations, Consultant Reports, Contracts, Contribution Agreements, Correspondence, Enforcement, Enquiries, Frameworks, Funding, Inspections, Inventory, Investigations, Legislation, Licensing, Media Relations, Monitoring, Permits, Planning, Policy, Presentation Decks, Program Review, Procedures, Provincial / Territorial Relations, Research, Risk Management, Screening Standards, Studies, Surveillance, Testing, Training, Transfer Payments, Treasury Board Submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 004
Notes: The following program has ceased but its personal information bank is still within its record retention period.

  • Pacific Forestry Centre Graduate Student Award
    Description: This bank describes information that is related to individuals who seek funding under the Pacific Forestry Centre Graduate Student Award. The personal information may include: name, contact information, educational information, citizenship status, other identification numbers, equity information (gender, disability, designated groups, visible minority), signature, and opinions or views of, or about, individuals.
    Class of Individuals: Students applying for the Pacific Forestry Centre Graduate Student Award, their college or university instructor(s) and Pacific Forestry Centre instructor.
    Purpose: The personal information is used to determine eligibility to and disburse funds in respect of the Pacific Forestry Centre Graduate Student Award. Personal information is collected pursuant to Section 3(1) of the Forestry Act.
    Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: reporting to senior management, evaluation and publishing the winners on NRCan's website, contacting winning candidates, to make travel arrangements to NRCan sponsored events and Outreach Group within NRCan. It may be used for human resources planning and statistical purposes. Personal information may be shared with the university or college to distribute funds awarded to successful applicants. Information is published on the Internet / Intranet.
    Retention and Disposal Standards: Retention period is 10 fiscal years after the end of the fiscal year in which the program ceased.
    RDA Number: 2012/005
    Related Record Number: NRCan CFS 004
    TBS Registration: 20100326
    Bank Number: NRCan PPU 122
    Notes: In addition to the requirements specified on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Personal Information Request form, individuals requesting information described by this bank must provide the subject and date of correspondence. This program ceased in 2009.

CLASSES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Classes of Personal Information describe personal information that is not used for administrative purposes or is not retrievable by personal identifiers; for example, unsolicited opinions, complaints, or correspondence.

Personal Information in Natural Resources Canada Surveys

This class describes personal information used in support of Natural Resources Canada surveys that are intended for industrial and service sectors of the economy. The personal information collected and used relates to contact persons for the organizations, language, views and opinions of individuals, and, in the case of unincorporated businesses, financial and operational information. The personal information collected is not used for any administrative purposes that affect these individuals and is not organized or intended to be retrieved by name or other personal identifier. Retention of this personal information is one year after its last operational use and then it is destroyed.

Manuals

  • A Field Manual of Tree Diseases in the Maritimes Region
  • Aerial Application of Pesticides - Safety Manual
  • Canadian Forest Inventory Methods
  • Digital Cartographic Standards
  • Energy Sector Crude Oil Allocation Manual
  • Energy Sector Gasoline Rationing Manual
  • Energy Sector Petroleum Emergency Allocation System Manual
  • Energy Sector Petroleum Products Allocation Manual
  • Forest Tree Seed Inspectors' Manual
  • Ganfeld User Guide: A Map-Based Field Data Capture System for Geologists GSC OF 5912
  • Geological Survey Cartographic Design Specifications
  • Geological Survey of Canada, 2004: Sedimentology Laboratory Manual
  • Geomatics Canada General Instructions for the Survey of Canada Lands, e-Edition
  • Guidelines for Rearing Containerized Conifer Seedlings in the Prairie Provinces
  • Major Projects Management Office Early Aboriginal Engagement: A Guide for Proponents of Major Resource Projects (DRAFT)
  • Major Projects Management Office Guide to Preparing a Project Description for a Major Resource Project (DRAFT)
  • Major Projects Management Office Identifying a Major Resource Project (DRAFT)
  • Manual for Greenhouse Grafting of Conifers in the Maritimes
  • Manual of Forest Inventory Guidelines for Federal and Indian Lands
  • Manual of Forest Management Plan Guidelines for Federal and Indian Lands
  • Methods Manual: Chemical and Physical Analysis Laboratory
  • Minerals and Metals Sector Agreement "Cooperation Agreement on Mineral Development"
  • Minerals and Metals Sector Canadian Exploration Incentives Program (CEIP) Manuals Procedures
  • Polar Continental Shelf Program Standard Operating Procedures
  • Procedures for Estimating Newfoundland's Biomass Reserves
  • Silvicultural Treatment Eligibility and Assessment Guide
  • Successful Forestry: a Guide to Private Forest Management
  • Sugarbush Management: a Guide to Maintaining Tree Health

Additional Information

The Government of Canada encourages the informal release of information. In this regard, you may wish to consult the summaries of Natural Resources Canada's completed Access to Information (ATI) requests. To submit an informal request for information that has been previously released, please contact the Department's Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office (see below).

Departmental information is also available through proactive disclosure, as open data as well as through the posting of reports and other publications.

To submit a formal request for access to records pursuant to either the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act, please contact the ATIP Office (see below). You may also consult the Department’s formal access procedures.

The Department conducts Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) to ensure that privacy implications will be appropriately identified, assessed and resolved before a new or substantially modified program or activity involving personal information is implemented. The Department does not currently have any PIAs to report.

For additional information about the programs and activities of Natural Resources Canada, please visit our website at: www.nrcan.gc.ca.

Requests under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act should be addressed to:

Ami Najm
Director, ATIP Secretariat
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E4
Telephone: 343-292-8987
Facsimile: 613-995-0693
Email: nrcan.atip-aiprp.rncan@canada.ca

Reading Room

In accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, the applicant may wish to review material in person. The address is:
ATIP Secretariat
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 343-292-8987