Ministerial Transition Books

The Ministerial Transition Books consist of three packages: the Welcome Package, the Pocket Book and the Corporate Book. The contents of each book are described below. To receive an electronic copy of these materials, please contact us. Specify which book(s) you would like to receive, and in which official language.

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Welcome Package

Welcome to Natural Resources Canada

The First 3 Months: November 2015 to January 2016

Hot Issues

  • Aboriginal Engagement and Consultation
  • Canada’s Forestry Practices
  • Canadian Energy Strategy
  • Clean Jobs
  • Climate Change and Oil Sands
  • Commodity Prices
  • Communicating Science
  • Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Mining
  • North American Energy Cooperation
  • Oil Pipelines
  • Pipeline / Marine / Rail Safety
  • Shale and Fracking
  • Softwood Lumber Agreement
  • Trade Dispute Regarding Paper Products
  • Wildfires

Pocket Book

Ministerial Responsibilities

Natural Resources Key Facts

Quick Responses to Hot Issues

  • Aboriginal Engagement and Consultation
  • Canada’s Forestry Practices
  • Canadian Energy Strategy
  • Clean Jobs
  • Climate Change and Oils Sands
  • Commodity Prices
  • Communicating Science
  • Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Mining
  • North American Energy Cooperation
  • Oil Pipelines    
  • Pipeline/Marine/Rail Safety
  • Shale and Fracking
  • Softwood Lumber Agreement
  • Trade Dispute Regarding Paper Products
  • Wildfires

Key Contacts

Key Upcoming Events

Corporate Book

Corporate Overview

Federal Responsibilities for Natural Resources

  • Legislative
  • Regulatory

The Department: Natural Resources Canada

  • Natural Resources Canada Organizational Structure
  • Sector Descriptions
    • Canadian Forest Service
    • Earth Sciences Sector
    • Energy Sector
    • Innovation and Energy Technology Sector
    • Major Projects Management Office
    • Major Projects Management Office-West
    • Minerals and Metals Sector
    • Corporate Management and Services Sector
    • Public Affairs and Portfolio Management Sector
    • Science and Policy Integration Sector
    • Office of the Chief Scientist
    • Legal Services (Department of Justice)
    • Audit Branch

The Portfolio Organizations

  • Portfolio Organizational Structure
  • Portfolio Agency Descriptions
    • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
    • National Energy Board   
    • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission 
    • Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
    • Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
    • Sustainable Technology Development Canada
    • Northern Pipeline Agency
    • Energy Supplies Allocation Board
  • Portfolio Contacts 

Governor in Council Appointments