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Natural Resources Canada is on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022!

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Our organization offers hundreds of meaningful career possibilities with the opportunity to work in a dynamic team while contributing to Canada’s transition to a net zero future. We are passionate about fostering a workplace where everyone feels welcome and can reach their full potential.

We are committed to celebrating diversity and inclusion within our department. We are actively building a workforce that is representative of the Canadians we serve and strive to reflect the needs of all communities in our work. At Natural Resources Canada, we recognize, value and embrace diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences.

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Canada is fortunate to have an abundance of natural resources that have fostered opportunity and well-being throughout our history.

Forest products build our home and work environments.

Minerals and metals for the products we use and the technologies we rely on.

And energy sources to heat our homes, light our lives and drive our public and private transportation.

Several of the Government of Canada’s earliest science organizations are recognized around the world as pioneers in the sustainable management of natural resources, creating a firm and lasting foundation for our competitive advantage.

Today, these organizations and others are the vital pillars of Natural Resources Canada, and they remain committed to sustainable development to ensure that Canada’s natural resources continue to be a source of prosperity, while protecting the environment.

At NRCan, our expertise is highly specialized, calling upon a wide variety of professional skills.

Natural science specialists — like geologists, biologists, chemists and physicists;

Technology experts — engineers, computer system developers and specialized lab technicians;

Social scientists — including economists, geographers and sociologists.

This expertise calls upon the unique talents of dedicated individuals who are diverse in not just what they do but in who they are — inventive by nature!

And our diversity is strengthened through networks of collaborators, working with Indigenous communities and specialized research groups in universities and research centres and with colleagues in policy, advisory and operational roles.

Together, we respond to challenges in science and technology and contribute to the development of natural resources by:

  • reducing costs, minimizing waste and improving process efficiencies…
  • restoring sites, protecting and strengthening ecosystems…
  • developing energy-efficient and renewable energy solutions…
  • mitigating risks from explosives, forest fires and natural disasters like earthquakes or floods…
  • and enhancing our resilience to the impacts of climate change.

We are present in communities across the country — often in specialized research centres — working alongside collaborators from industry and other government organizations.

This proximity to local needs and regional issues stimulates innovation and results in direct knowledge-sharing opportunities.

In these ways and many others, NRCan builds its networks of knowledge and applies them for the public good, helping to inform decisions from coast to coast to coast.

NRCan is always at work for Canada— because leadership on how we manage our land and its great resources today will determine our quality of life for tomorrow.

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