Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA)

The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the Act) was enacted on December 16, 2014, and brought into force on June 1, 2015. The Act delivers on Canada’s international commitments to contribute to global efforts to increase transparency and deter corruption in the extractive sector by requiring extractive entities active in Canada to publicly disclose, on an annual basis, specific payments made to all governments in Canada and abroad.

Information on the ESTMA

Learn about the ESTMA and its key reporting obligations.

Enrol with Natural Resources Canada as an ESTMA Reporting Entity

Learn how to enrol with Natural Resources Canada to receive a unique ESTMA Identification Number prior to submitting a report, and receive notifications when new tools are published on this website.

Tools for Extractive Businesses

Learn how to prepare an ESTMA report and download Technical Reporting Specifications, Guidance, reporting templates and forms. 

Substitution Process and Determination

Learn about how Natural Resources Canada determines that the reporting requirements of another jurisdiction are an acceptable substitute for those under the ESTMA and view current substitution determinations.

Links to ESTMA Reports

View all ESTMA reports published within the last 5 years.


View the most frequently asked questions to get additional information on the ESTMA.

Contact ESTMA

For all inquiries on the ESTMA, please send an email to: nrcan.ESTMA-LMTSE.rncan@Canada.ca

To submit an ESTMA report, consult the Technical Reporting Specifications available for download at the Tools for Extractive Businesses section of this website.