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Natural Resources Canada seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products.
Celebrate the diversity and history of Indigenous place names across Canada. Learn detailed information on their origins, the translated meanings of the names, and view links to historical reference documents.
The Arctic Ocean is a vast, cold, isolated and utterly fascinating part of the northern hemisphere. Beneath its surface, thousands of metres below, is an extension of our country known as the continental shelf. And now, based on massive amounts of geoscientific data measuring the seafloor, an additional 1.2 million square kilometres could be added to Canada’s land area of 9.98 million km2.
Services and information
Energy efficiency information, funding programs, regulations and energy use data for homes, transportation, alternative fuels, buildings, industry, and products.
Boreal forest, forest industry, forest fires, insects and forest disturbances, sustainable forest management.
Wind, solar, thermal, hydro, marine, and bioenergy; development, research, and technology.
Search for recent and past earthquake data, products, research and earthquake zones in Canada.
Find funding, grants and incentive programs to encourage research, development and demonstration in Canada.
Canada’s climate change assessments, programs, initiatives, products and adaptation measures.
Short term and long term space weather forecasts, geomagnetic and geoelectric fields, effects on technology.
Sustainable mineral development, markets, exploration, innovation, taxation, Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan.
What we are doing
- Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project
- Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan
- Canada in a Changing Climate