Reporting Entities must enrol with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) prior to submitting an Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) report and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. The purpose of enrolment is to provide NRCan with relevant information required to facilitate the processing of submitted reports. In addition, enrolment facilitates correspondence with extractive businesses and ensures that Reporting Entities receive important notifications and updates on the tools for extractive businesses, substitution determinations and potential changes to reporting processes.
Enrolment is a two-step process:
Completing and Submitting a Contact Form
All businesses (“Entities”), including all subsidiaries, reporting under the Act must complete an electronic Contact Form through NRCan’s eServices Portal in order to receive an ESTMA Identification Number to be used for tracking all future interaction between Natural Resources Canada and Entities for the purposes of the ESTMA.
Natural Resources Canada requests that Entities complete every field in the electronic form, including both the Legal and Operating Name for each Entity. It is also strongly encouraged that Entities provide their Canada Revenue Agency-assigned Business Number (if they have been assigned one) in the Contact Form to ensure a consistent record in the event of changes to its name or other information over multiple years of reporting.
A User Guide has been prepared to help users navigate through the NRCan eServices Portal.
The information contained on a Contact Form is for Natural Resources Canada’s internal administrative use only and will not be published on the ESTMA website.
Obtaining an ESTMA ID Number
Following receipt of the Contact Form information, NRCan assigns a unique ESTMA ID Number to all Reporting Entities and Subsidiary Reporting Entities by email. The ESTMA ID Number must be referenced in all future correspondence between NRCan and Reporting Entities – including as part of the submission of all future ESTMA reports.
- Learn about the ESTMA and its key reporting obligations
- Learn how to prepare an ESTMA report and download Technical Reporting Specifications, Guidance, reporting templates and forms
- Learn about how Natural Resources Canada determines acceptable substitutes for those under the ESTMA and view current substitution determinations
- View all ESTMA reports published within the last 5 years
- Contact ESTMA