Natural Resources Canada

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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.

Stories from the Land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada
Stories from the Land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada

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 Learn detailed information on their origins, the translated meanings of the names, and view links to historical reference documents.

Extending our outer limits: Canada’s 2019 Arctic Ocean continental shelf submission to the United Nations

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

Energy efficiency information, funding programs, regulations and energy use data for homes, transportation, alternative fuels, buildings, industry, and products.

Forests

Boreal forest, forest industry, forest fires, insects and forest disturbances, sustainable forest management.

Renewable energy

Wind, solar, thermal, hydro, marine, and bioenergy; development, research, and technology.

Earthquakes Canada

Search for recent and past earthquake data, products, research and earthquake zones in Canada.

Funding, grants and incentives

Find funding, grants and incentive programs to encourage research, development and demonstration in Canada.

Climate change impacts and adaptation

Canada’s climate change assessments, programs, initiatives, products and adaptation measures.

Space weather

Short term and long term space weather forecasts, geomagnetic and geoelectric fields, effects on technology.

Mining

Sustainable mineral development, markets, exploration, innovation, taxation, Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan.

What we are doing

Features

Canada’s Changing Climate Report 2019

Learn more about Canada’s Changing Climate

Simply Science

Get the latest science news and information on Canada’s natural resources

Green Jobs

Helping young Canadians get started in a green career

Minister

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi

Minister of Natural Resources

Management

Paul Lefebvre

Parliamentary Secretary

Management

Christyne Tremblay

Deputy Minister