Info Source: Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information

Natural Resources Canada

Table of Contents

General Information

Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

Additional Information

General Information

Introduction to Info Source

Info Source: Sources of Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant information to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.

The Introduction and an index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act are available centrally.

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister) for the government-wide administration of the legislation.

Background

The Department of Natural Resources was created by the Department of Natural Resources Act on January 12, 1995. It combined the former departments of Energy, Mines and Resources, and Forestry. Some groups in the department, such as the Geological Survey of Canada, have been in existence for more than a century. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources.

Read more on NRCan’s history.

Responsibilities

Under the Minister of Natural Resources, the department plays a pivotal role in helping shape the important contribution of the natural resources sectors to the Canadian economy, society and environment. These sectors, which comprise our forests, energy, minerals and metals, as well as related industries, including those dealing with earth sciences, are a cornerstone of Canadian prosperity and are helping build a 21st century economy.

Through partnership and innovation, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) works with Canadians to make wise use of our resources, strengthening the social foundation of Canadian life. NRCan conducts innovative scientific research to generate and transfer ideas, knowledge and technologies. It continues to promote Canada's international interests to meet our global commitments related to natural resources and ensure Canada's place in the world. The department is organized into five science-based sectors, a Corporate Management and Services Sector, Public Affairs and Portfolio Management Sector, Strategic Policy and Results Sector, Major Projects Management Office and one corporate branch: Audit.

Read more about NRCan’s mandate and NRCan’s strategic outcomes.

Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

The program information in this section follows Natural Resources Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory of records for 2019-2020.

Core Responsibility 1 - Natural Resources Science and Risk Mitigation

Lead foundational science and share expertise for managing Canada’s natural resources, reducing the impacts of climate change and mitigating risks from natural disasters and explosives.

Canadian Geodetics Survey: Spatially Enabling Canada

Description: The Canadian Geodetic Survey provides the fundamental reference frame and standards for the measurement of latitude, longitude, elevation and gravity anywhere in Canada and monitors motions of our continental landmass in support of geomatics and geoscience. This geospatial reference frame underpins all activities where positions matter, enabling mapping, land surveying, water management and engineering activities in Canada. A growing community of research scientists rely on the program’s precise positioning and gravity information to study changes in the Earth. The program is delivered by real-time analysis of global satellite data, supporting client services that enable Canadians to use global navigation satellite systems (e.g. GPS) for precise positioning, including heights above sea level. Related tools and services are delivered directly to Canadians through the internet.

Document Types: Agreements, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, consultant reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, guidelines, inventory, licensing, planning, presentation decks, procedures, provincial/territorial relations, research, scientific publications, standards, testing, training, minutes of meetings, agendas, statistical reports, surveys, statements of work.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 003

Canada Lands Survey System

Description: The Canada Lands Survey System provides the statutory framework, standards and information systems and the land survey ground infrastructure that legally identifies and protects the boundaries of property rights and enables land transactions on Canada Lands (Indigenous Reserves, National Parks, the Northern Territories and Canada’s Offshore region). This program underpins land governance and provides the boundary certainty required to protect and manage lands and resources and to support sustainable social and economic development for Canadians, Indigenous Peoples, industry and federal, provincial and territorial governments. It is a key contributor to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, both in its mandated role of delivering the system pursuant to the Canada Lands Survey Act and in its accompanying role of providing legal survey and boundary expertise to Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Indigenous Services and other government departments.

Document Types: advice, agreements, analysis, applications, briefing notes, budgeting, certifications, compliance tracking, consultations, contracts, correspondence, enforcement, enquiries, funding, inspections, legislation, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks, procedures, provincial/territorial relations, research, requests, standards, surveys, survey records, transfer payments.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 004

Geological Knowledge for Canada’s Onshore and Offshore Lands

Description: Through this program, NRCan produces geoscientific data and knowledge to map the regional geological context of Canada’s onshore and offshore lands. NRCan provides information on new mineral and hydrocarbon potential to support other sectors and departments with strategic resource assessments, methodologies and data to make evidence-based decisions. NRCan also increases the availability and use of geoscience data assets and knowledge products by developing value-added analyses and tailoring information to broader audiences. NRCan acquires and interprets geophysical data that will be the basis of a formal submission defining the outer limits of the extended continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans as part of Canada’s obligation to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. International recognition of this new offshore territory will give Canada sovereign rights over the natural resources on the seabed and subsoil.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, consultations, contracts, grants and contributions, transfer payment agreements, correspondence, enquiries, frameworks, funding, planning, presentation decks, program review, provincial/territorial relations and agreements, research, risk management, standards, studies, testing, training, treasury board submissions, executive summaries, submission to the United Nations. 
Record Number: NRCan ESS 021

Core Geospatial Data

Description: Through activities in this Program, NRCan delivers and enables foundational or core geospatial data that is accurate, authoritative and accessible. The data is co-developed with other government departments, 13 provinces and territories and the non-governmental sector. NRCan operates the Government of Canada’s network of satellite ground stations, the backbone of the GC remote sensing space program. These stations track, control, and receive data from Canadian and foreign space missions for scientific, mapping, weather, surveillance and other purposes. Core geospatial data is used for evidence-based decision making and contributes to Canada’s innovation and productivity improvements. In addition to other government departments, provinces and territories, the Program works closely with stakeholders in economic segments in natural resources and geomatics, citizens, non-profit institutions and organizations including academia, and foreign entities. The delivery of national standards-based core geospatial data, collected and utilized throughout the federal government, supports many objectives such as economic growth, public safety, security, environmental management and social well-being. 

Document Types: Agendas; briefing notes, budgeting, funding, communications plans, contracts, contribution agreements, consultant reports, correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentation decks, project plans, architecture documents, operational policies and procedures, project descriptions, project performance, project approval documents, project status reports, travel management, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions, grants and contributions, licensing agreements, requests for information, user needs assessments, status reports, liaison with other government departments, federal, provincial, territorial, private sector and academic coordination, partnership and collaboration, conferences, international relations, standards and specifications, geospatial metadata, user support, Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI), CGDI information products, Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI) documents, geospatial standards and operational policies, Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study; Federal Earth Observation Strategy; Canadian GeoSecretariat; Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG); Federal Committee on geomatics and Earth Observation (FCGEO); Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT).
Record Number: NRCan ESS 011

Canada-US International Boundary Treaty

Description: This program maintains the boundary between Canada and the United States and regulates the construction of works within three metres of the boundary. A clear boundary is essential for law enforcement, land administration, customs, immigration and the management of trans-boundary resources. Following a jointly developed plan, the U.S. and Canadian sections conduct routine inspections of the 8,900 km of boundary line, maintain about 8,000 monuments, clear 2,200 kilometres of boundary vistas through forest and brush, enhance boundary demarcation by adding new monuments and update survey data describing the boundary line and the geodetic relationship between boundary monuments. This program also provides legal survey research, advice and consultation for international boundary issues. The program’s work is delivered by the International Boundary Commission and is based on joint decision-making and equal contribution of the Canadian and U.S. counterparts.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, analysis, applications, briefing notes, budgeting, certifications, compliance tracking, consultations, contracts, correspondence, enforcement, enquiries, funding, inspections, legislation, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks, procedures, provincial/territorial relations, research, requests, standards, surveys, survey records, transfer payments, information regarding owners of work done along the Canada-United States border.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 004

Geoscience for Sustainable Development of Natural Resources

Description:  This program creates new geoscience knowledge that supports sustainable development of Canada’s land, mineral, energy and water resources. Geoscientific knowledge informs land decisions such as marine protected areas, pre-exploration geoscience so that companies can efficiently discover new mineral and low-carbon footprint energy resources,  and environmental and groundwater studies so that resource sites can be developed and efficiently remediated post-production. Integrating the results of these studies will increase the efficiency of discovery, sustaining mining- and energy-dependent communities, while ensuring that these developments impact the environment and groundwater in the most minimal way.  NRCan provides expert advice to government departments, regulatory bodies and industry to inform regulatory policies, industry practices and environmental assessments, which contributes to sustainable land-use decision-making and groundwater management. This ultimately serves to improve Canada’s global competitiveness and supports the sustainable development of Canadian mining-dependent communities.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, applications, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, certifications, communication plans, complaint management, compliance tracking, consultations, contracts, transfer payment agreements, correspondence, enforcement, enquiries, frameworks, funding, licensing, monitoring, planning, presentation decks, program review, provincial/territorial relations, research, risk management, standards, studies, surveillance, testing, training, Treasury Board submissions.
Record Number: NRCan LMS 012

Pest Risk Management

Description: This program delivers science-based solutions to address forest pest issues that have, or could have, significant negative impacts on Canadian forest values, resources, and trade of forest products across domestic and international borders. The program integrates research on native and invasive alien forest pest issues and focuses on the science and technology required for evidence-based forest pest management policies and practices in the federal government and for pest management organizations across Canada.  Authoritative expertise and advice is provided and sustainable forest development and use of Canada’s forest is promoted. Pest outbreaks impact the wood fibre supply and could act differently under changing climate conditions. Similarly, the globalization in the movement of goods and people coupled with the limits in the efficacy of risk mitigation measures suggest that exotic forest pests will continue to be introduced in Canada and will have negative environmental, social and economic impacts. Key stakeholders include federal, provincial and territorial governments, organizations involved in pest management, including the forest products sector.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, applications, appeals, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, conference management, consultations, consultant reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, enquiries, frameworks, funding, inventory, legislation, media relations, monitoring, patents, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, procedures, provincial/territorial relations, research, requisitions, risk management, screening standards, studies, testing, training, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 006

Forest Climate Change

Description: This program delivers a significant response to climate change related to Canada’s forests.  This program will increase the resilience of Canada’s forests and forest sector to climate change by developing and disseminating adaptation tools, indicators, and regional integrated assessments of forest ecosystems’ vulnerability to climate change. In addition to adaptation strategies, the Program’s carbon mitigation activities will deliver analyses and projections for how forest carbon accounting and mitigation actions by provinces, territories and stakeholders can make long-term contributions to meeting Canada’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and will ensure that greenhouse gas reporting requirements are met. This Program supports forest sector competitiveness, optimizes the value of the forest, and advances environmental leadership by helping the sector understand the risks posed by changing climate conditions and by contributing to national climate change mitigation efforts. The program will involve collaboration with provincial/territorial forest management agencies, industry, and Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, applications, briefing notes, communication plans, compliance tracking, conference management, consultations, consultant reports, contracts, correspondence, frameworks, inventory, media relations, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks, procedures, provincial/territorial relations, research, risk management, screening standards, studies, surveillance, testing, training.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 005

Climate Change Adaptation

Description: Through this program, NRCan advances climate adaptation in Canada by: Convening Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform, a national, multi-stakeholder forum that brings together representatives from federal, provincial and territorial governments; Indigenous organizations; industry; professional; and not-for-profit organizations; and researchers to collaborate on delivering adaptation actions and building resilience across Canada. Leading Canada in a Changing Climate, the national assessment of how Canada’s climate is changing, the impacts of these changes and how we are adapting to reduce risk. The resulting reports will serve as a resource for Canadians, raising awareness of the key issues facing our country and providing information to support sound adaptation decisions and actions. Managing a funding program that facilitates, through co-funded projects, the development, sharing and use of knowledge, tools and practices to enhance practical action on climate adaptation. Delivering the Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program, which works directly with the provinces to increase adaptation uptake and advance related activities by building capacity through training, internships and knowledge exchange activities.

Document Types: Agendas, briefing notes, budgeting, funding, communications plans, contracts, contribution agreements, consultant reports, correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentation decks, project plans, architecture documents, operational policies and procedures, project descriptions, project performance, project approval documents, project status reports, travel management, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions, grants and contributions, licensing agreements, requests for information, user needs assessments, status reports, liaison with other government departments, federal, provincial, territorial, private sector and academic coordination, partnership and collaboration, conferences, international relations, standards and specifications, geospatial metadata, user support, Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI), CGDI information products, Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI) documents, geospatial standards and operational policies; Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study; Federal Earth Observation Strategy; Canadian GeoSecretariat; Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG); Federal Committee on Geomatics and Earth Observation (FCGEO); Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT).
Record Number: NRCan LMS 011

Explosives Safety and Security

Description:  The Explosives Safety and Security Branch within Natural Resources Canada is the national regulator of explosives and the centre of expertise for commercial explosives testing and research.  It contributes to the safety of the public and all workers involved in the explosives industry in Canada, as well as national security. Its Explosives Regulatory Division issues licences, permits and certificates for explosives, ammunition, and pyrotechnics to manufacturers, transporters, importers, exporters,  sellers and users of explosives.  The Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory is the only facility of its kind in Canada that conducts science and technology on commercial explosives and contributes to national security via expertise in blast effects and chemical precursors.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, applications, appeals, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, certifications, communication plans, complaint management, compliance tracking, conference management, consultations, consultant reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, enforcement, enquiries, explosives (propellants, fireworks, pyrotechnics), frameworks, funding, importations, inspections, inventory, investigations, legislation, licensing, manufacturing, media relations, monitoring, permits, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, procedures, provincial/territorial relations, research, risk management, sale, screening, standards, storing studies, surveillance, testing, training, transfer payments, transportation, Treasury Board submissions.
Record Number: NRCan MMS 003

Geoscience to Keep Canada Safe

Description: This program undertakes the monitoring, research and effective planning against various natural and human-induced hazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and impacts related to climate change, geomagnetic storms, radiological and nuclear incidents. Through the provision of hazard information, NRCan helps other levels of government, including international government bodies, as well as the private sector and professional organizations to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters. Similarly, geoscience information is used by these stakeholders to minimize the risk of climate change to communities and infrastructure in vulnerable areas.

Document Types: Agendas, briefing notes, budgeting, funding, communications plans, contracts, contribution agreements, consultant reports, correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentation decks, project plans, architecture documents, operational policies and procedures, project descriptions, project performance, project approval documents, project status reports, travel management, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions; grants and contributions, licensing agreements, requests for information, user needs assessments, status reports, liaison with other government departments, federal, provincial, territorial, private sector and academic coordination, partnership and collaboration, conferences, international relations, standards and specifications, geospatial metadata, user support, Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI), CGDI information products, Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI) documents, geospatial standards and operational policies; Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study; Federal Earth Observation Strategy; Canadian GeoSecretariat; Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG); Federal Committee on geomatics and Earth Observation (FCGEO); Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT).
Record Number: NRCan LMS 011

Wildfire Risk Management

Description: This program provides fundamental and applied science to help governments, industries, communities and citizens adapt and live with wildfire impacts. Although wildfire is a key process in a healthy forest ecosystem, it has threatened more people, property and natural resource values in the past decade than ever before. Despite advances in fire management wildfires are larger and more severe during longer fire seasons which is expected to continue under a changing climate. As the Government of Canada, Provinces and Territories all have responsibilities related to wildfire management, a strong partnership across government is required to minimize the risks and impacts of wildfires. The CFS will provide national leadership, particularly on wildfire science, by actively cultivating new partnerships and new investments, being flexible in delivery models to achieve results faster, and making visible and significant contributions to the Canadian Wildfire Strategy.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, compliance tracking, conference management, consultations, consultant reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, enquiries, frameworks, funding, inspections, inventory, legislation, media relations, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, procedures, provincial/territorial relations, research, requisitions, risk management, screening standards, studies, testing, training, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 006

Polar Continental Shelf program

Description: The Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSP) coordinates logistics for Canadian government agencies, provincial, territorial and northern organizations, universities and independent groups conducting research, particularly in Canada's North. PCSP services include air transportation to and from remote field camps throughout the Canadian Arctic, field equipment and vehicles across Canada, and fuel for aircraft, equipment and camps. They also include meals, accommodations and working space (including a multi-purpose laboratory) at the PCSP facility in Resolute, Nunavut, and a communications network that links the PCSP with science teams in field camps dispersed throughout the Canadian Arctic.

Document Types: Agreements, applications, briefing notes, budgeting, documents, contracts, correspondence, enquiries, inventory documents, waivers, presentation decks, procedures documents, project screening results, meeting summaries, project management documents, and procurement documents.
Record Number: NRCan ESS 010

Core Responsibility 2: Innovative Solutions and Sustainable Natural Resource Development

Lead the transformation to a low-carbon economy by improving the environmental performance of Canada’s natural resource sectors through innovation and sustainable development and use.

Clean Energy Technology Policy, Research and Engagement

Description: This program funds research, development and demonstration projects (RD&D) in federal laboratories and other government departments (OGDs) as well as with external proponents. By focusing on Program of Energy Research and Development, the Clean Growth Hub, A-base, Vote-Net undertakings and the Oceans Protection Plan projects, this program advances RD&D on clean energy technologies. It directly supports the delivery of key federal policy initiatives to address climate change, strengthen federal, provincial, territorial and private engagement, and drive innovation of clean energy technologies. It ensures clean energy technology programs are efficiently and effectively supporting clean growth both within governments and across jurisdictions by engaging stakeholders, distributing knowledge products and advancing near-commercial ready clean energy technologies. This program also contributes towards the government wide Mission Innovation commitment.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, analysis, appeals, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, certifications, certified personnel lists, communication plans, compliance tracking, conference management, conflict of interest documentation, consultations, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, data collection system, development, enforcement enquires, evaluation, examinations, fees, financial records, funding, general program information, inventory, international relations, licensing, press releases, meetings, Memoranda of Understanding, Memoranda to Cabinet, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks,  program development, program review, procedures, procurement, provincial/territorial relation, publications, regulations, reports, research, risk management, screening, standards, studies, testing, training, transfer payments, transportation, Treasury Board submissions. workshops, workflow.
Record Number: NRCan IETS 008

Clean Growth in Natural Resource Sectors

Description: This program advances clean technologies in Canada’s natural resources sector by funding RD&D projects. Projects taken in collaboration with ODGs, academia and other organizations will realize reductions in negative impacts of GHG emissions. By focusing on Impact Canada (Clean Technology Stream, Smart Cities Stream), Clean Growth in Natural Resources Sectors, Oil Spill Response and Low-Carbon Government projects, this program advances clean technologies across all Canadian natural resources sectors while realizing economic and environmental benefits. This program also supports projects leading to tangible improvements in competitiveness and sustainability of resource development and use in Canada by utilizing a series of prize-based challenges for breakthrough technologies to persistent complex problems. This program also contributes towards the government wide Mission Innovation commitment.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, analysis, applications, audits, briefing notes, budget, certifications, communication plans, conference management, consultations, contract, contribution agreements, correspondence, development, evaluation, funding, inventory, international relations, licensing, press releases, Memoranda of Understanding, Memoranda to Cabinet, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, management screening, standards, studies, testing, training, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions, workshops.
Record Number: NRCan IETS 009

Energy Innovation Program

Description: This program supports energy technology innovation through research, development and demonstration (RD&D) of clean and efficient energy production and use. Clean energy RD&D is undertaken through the CanmetENERGY research facilities through partnerships with stakeholders and with project proponents.  By focusing on green infrastructure (Smart Grids, Remote Communities, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, and Energy Efficient Buildings) and research into unconventional energy efficiency (buildings, industry, and communities), this program drives the uptake of clean energy technologies promotes the adoption of Canadian scientific and technological capabilities and delivers tangible, lasting infrastructure assets that provide economic and environmental benefits. This program also contributes towards the government wide Mission Innovation commitment.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, analysis, applications, audits, briefing notes, budget, certifications, communication plans, conference management, consultations, contract, contribution agreements, correspondence, development, evaluation, funding, inventory, international relations, licensing, press releases, Memoranda of Understanding, Memoranda to cabinet, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, management screening, standards, studies, testing, training, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions, workshops.
Record Number: NRCan IETS 010

Green Mining Innovation

Description: This strategic research and development program is delivered by NRCan’s CanmetMINING laboratories. The program has two key objectives: to reduce the environmental impacts of mining; and to improve Canada’s competitiveness. Strong environmental performance is closely linked to the long-term economic growth of the mining industry and is essential for maintaining public trust in Canada’s development of its mineral resources. In undertaking this work, NRCan is focussed on four priority areas: energy efficiency, enhanced productivity, waste management and water management.  Several specialized services such as the production of certified reference materials and diesel engine certification are also delivered by the program.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, analysis, applications, appeals, assessments, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, certifications, communication plans, complaint management, compliance tracking, conference management, consultations, consultant reports, contracts, contribution agreements, coordinating, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), correspondence, enforcement, enquiries, frameworks, funding, inspections, international relations, inventory, investigations, legislation, licensing, media relations, monitoring, permits, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, procedures, provincial/territorial relations decks and presentations, regulation, research, reporting, risk management, screening, standards, studies, surveillance, sustainable development, testing, training, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions.
Record Number: NRCan MMS 010

Fibre Solutions

Description: This program responds directly to end-user needs by developing and deploying sustainable fibre-based solutions that support the forest sector’s transition to a low-carbon economy, contributing to mitigation and adaptation activities in response to a changing climate. It develops the knowledge, tools and techniques to evaluate trees in order to better understand, locate and produce the desirable fibre attributes for both traditional and emerging members of the diversifying forest-based sector. The products developed are those required by forest managers and fibre end-users to put forward innovative wood processes and products. This program advances these ends in close collaboration with both Canadian Forest Service and FPInnovations research activities, creating a continuum between foundational, medium- and short-term, applied and market-driven research activities. This program supports the forest-based sector’s uptake and use of the resulting knowledge, tools and techniques through dedicated technology transfer resources and activities. It further extends a collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach to advancing the forest sector’s understanding, location and production of desirable fibre through the leverage of aligned contribution funding and the unique resource of the Petawawa Research Forest, a 10-square-kilometre forest.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, certifications, communication plans, compliance tracking, consultations, consultant reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, enquiries, frameworks, funding, legislation, licensing, market strategies and handbook and procedures for applicants, media relations, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, procedures, provincial/territorial relations, research, risk management, studies, testing, training, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 007

Sustainable Forest Management

Description: This program supports and carries out forest research that fills priority knowledge gaps about the dynamics of forest ecosystems, and identifies suitable indicators used to monitor and understand the impacts of natural and human disturbances, specifically with respect to sustainable forest management. Increasingly, international markets require evidence that Canadian forest products are coming from sustainably managed forests, and this evidence needs to be assessed through data, gathering and provided to the key actors involved with international markets in a clear and understandable format. This program will provide the knowledge and data needed to track the progress toward sustainable forest management; ensure timely and accurate information-sharing both at the national and regional levels; and inform the development, implementation and continuous improvement of forest management practices. The target groups for this program include the forest industry, provinces and territories, other federal government departments, foreign governments and international organizations/alliances.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, certifications, communication plans, compliance tracking, consultations, consultant reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, enquiries, frameworks, funding, legislation, licensing, market strategies and handbook and procedures for applicants, media relations, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, procedures, provincial/territorial relations, research, risk management, studies, testing, training, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 007

Cumulative Effects

Description: This program focuses on the issue of increasing overlap in renewable and non-renewable natural resource development in Canada’s forested ecosystems. This is done by understanding the impacts and risks to forest ecosystems as well as to social and economic values resulting from multiple resource development activities, in addition to natural disturbances and climate change, thus distinguishing it from the sustainable forest management program. This program aims to improve the environmental performance of Canada’s resource sectors by creating and mobilizing the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to assess, prevent, minimize and mitigate cumulative effects. Addressing these cumulative effects will minimize unintended impacts to economic, environmental and social values, and result in more efficient, transparent and consistent decision-making in natural resource development.

Addressing cumulative effects in the context of natural resource development will consist of three interrelated components: 1) understanding and assessing the risk and scale of cumulative effects; 2) understanding the impact on, and trends of, ecosystem values; and 3) management actions to minimize the impacts on values.

The program will work with industrial natural resource sectors, other government departments, provincial and territorial agencies, academia and non-governmental organizations.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, applications, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, compliance tracking, conference management, consultations, consultant reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, enquiries, frameworks, funding, inventory, media relations, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks, procedures, program reviews,  provincial/territorial relations, research, risk management, screening standards, studies, strategies, surveillance, testing, training, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions.
Record Number: NRCan CFS 005

Lower Carbon Transportation

Description: In line with Canada’s objectives to address climate change, the Lower Carbon Transportation program’s objective is to increase energy efficiency in the transportation sector and to transition transportation to lower carbon options.

The program provides accurate, relevant and factual information on fuel efficiency and lower carbon modes of on-road transportation to raise awareness on fuel efficiency and inform purchasing decisions on lower carbon transportation products and services. Effective fleet management practices to reduce greenhouse gasses are also shared with industry, P/T and other Federal Departments. Partnerships with external organizations to share information, best practices and benchmark, also incite behavioural change for those operating vehicles and those providing or using commercial freight and passenger services. Development of codes and standards, and alignment of codes and standards across North America supports those who supply vehicles, fuels, and develop infrastructure by enabling the compatibility between components of lower carbon vehicles and refueling infrastructure. Direct financial support to the private sector strengthens their investment in the installation of lower carbon fuels recharging and refueling infrastructure. This is built upon strong collaboration with provinces and territories.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, certifications, communication plans, complaint management; conference management; consultations; reports; contracts; contribution agreements; payments; correspondence; environmental assessment; inquiries; frameworks; funding; letter of conditional approval; media relations; monitoring; planning; presentation decks; program review; procedures; research; risk management; standards; studies; training; evaluation; workshops.
Record Number: NRCan ES 323
Notes: This class of records was formerly called Energy Future Fuels

Electricity Resources

Description: The Electricity Resources Branch leads on supporting clean electricity infrastructure projects, the deployment of smart grid infrastructure, and the deployment of emerging non-greenhouse gas emitting technologies. It develops federal policy and programs in the areas of renewable, electrical and nuclear energy, uranium and radioactive waste. It provides advice and recommendations on domestic and international issues regarding electricity, the nuclear supply chain and the nuclear fuel cycle. It supports the Minister in his legislative responsibilities re: the Nuclear Energy Act, Nuclear Fuel Waste Act, Nuclear Safety and Control Act, Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, etc. It supports the Minister regarding his responsibilities for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

Document Types: Legislation, advice, policies, procedures, studies, regulations, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, complaint management, consultations, reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, funding, media relations, meeting reports, monitoring, presentation decks, research, risk management, standards, evaluations, planning, protocols and agreements.
Record Number: NRCan ES 400

Energy Efficiency

Description: Energy efficiency is a component of long-term decarbonisation of the economy and a short-term means of reducing emissions. Canada has the most energy-intensive economy per capita among International Energy Agency member countries. Therefore, the objective of the Energy Efficiency Program is to encourage and enable the implementation of cleaner and more energy efficient technologies, products and practices through activities (e.g. collaboration; provide standards, certifications, product specifications, building codes, tools and Gs&Cs, and outputs targeting energy consumers, industry, the housing and building sectors, and equipment manufacturers. The Program directly benefits energy consumers in Canada (including the federal government) by reducing their energy consumption, lowering energy bills, and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.  The Program will improve energy efficiency through increasing awareness of energy efficient solutions, engaging target groups in improving energy efficiency and building capacity (knowledge, skills and ability) to implement energy efficient technologies, products and practices. The program is built upon strong collaboration with provinces, territories, and other stakeholders, and alignment with North American governments.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, analyses, applications, assessments, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgets, communications, complaints, compliance tracking, consultations, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, evaluations, exchanges of letters, inquiries, frameworks, funding, legislation, letters of agreement, licensing, marketing, media relations, memos, Memoranda of Understanding, monitoring, minutes, participant arrangements, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, projects, procedures, reports, risk management, screening, standards, studies, surveys, training, Treasury Board submissions, evaluations, workshop information.
Record Number: NRCan ES 450

Energy and Climate Change Policy

Description: This core policy and engagement function provides the Minister of Natural Resources, NRCan senior officials and other stakeholders with information and advice to inform decision-making on energy, environment and climate change issues. Activities under this program support government objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support clean growth, and transition to a low-carbon energy future.  The program consolidates analysis and advice across energy sub-sectors (e.g. oil and gas, energy efficiency, renewables, nuclear, technology and innovation, etc.) and undertakes economic research and analysis to support policy-making. It coordinates NRCan’s participation in government-wide energy and climate change initiatives (e.g. the Pan-Canadian Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change). Additionally, it fosters collaboration with provinces and territories (e.g., through the Canadian Energy Strategy, Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference), provides the public with data and other information on Canada’s energy sector, and engages other stakeholders on broad energy and environment issues. Work under this program is driven primarily by government priorities, international fora, and other external events affecting the energy sector.

Document Types: Legislation, advice, policies, procedures, studies, regulations, applications, audits, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, consultations, reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, funding, media relations, meeting summaries, presentation decks, research, risk management, planning, protocols memos, statements of work, agendas, workshops and agreements.
Record Number: NRCan ES 400

Innovative Geospatial Solutions

Description: NRCan delivers geospatial data innovation and experimentation through research and development into new technologies, interoperability, technology transfer, methods, standardization and product (new forms of evidence) delivery of ways to observe the Earth. The program and its stakeholders create new science, data and tools to collect, supply, use and share information to support critical and emerging GoC priorities. Geospatial innovation supports downstream research and critical operations, leading to better decision making for the environment, society and the economy. To deliver its innovative geospatial solutions, the program works closely with stakeholders internal to government, provinces, territories and communities, economic segments in natural resources, geomatics and Earth Observation, citizens, non-profit institutions and organizations including academia, and foreign entities.

Document Types: Agendas, briefing notes, budgeting, funding, communications plans, contracts, contribution agreements, consultant reports, correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentation decks, project plans, architecture documents, operational policies and procedures, project descriptions, project performance, project approval documents, project status reports, travel management, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions, grants and contributions, licensing agreements, requests for information, user needs assessments, status reports, liaison with other government departments, federal, provincial, territorial, private sector and academic coordination, partnership and collaboration; conferences; international relations; standards and specifications; geospatial metadata, user support; Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI); CGDI information products; Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI) documents; geospatial standards and operational policies; Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study; Federal Earth Observation Strategy; Canadian GeoSecretariat; Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG); Federal Committee on geomatics and Earth Observation (FCGEO); Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT).
Record Number: NRCan ESS 011

Core Responsibility 3: Global Competitive Natural Resource Sectors

Advance and promote market access, inclusiveness and competitiveness for Canada’s natural resource sectors, in support of jobs and economic growth.

Forest Sector Competitiveness

Description: This Program responds to cyclical and structural downturns and trade irritants that threaten the forest industry. The Program seeks to diversify markets, products, and processes. These outcomes are essential to the long-term survival and growth of Canada’s forest products industry.

This Program addresses forest industry challenges/needs through initiatives that advance Canada’s bioeconomy and create/maintain market opportunities. Program success is also supported by work that advances favourable international forest policies and increased Indigenous participation in natural resource development. Initiatives include the delivery of transfer payment programs, the development of strategies, advocacy/advice, and international policy work that together advance Canada’s priorities on trade, jobs, the economy, climate change and other environmental issues. Target groups include: the forest industry; buyers of Canadian wood products; construction practitioners, e.g., building engineers, architects and builders; federal government departments, e.g. Global Affairs Canada; foreign governments; provinces/territories; and Indigenous groups.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, compliance tracking, consultations, consultants reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, enquiries, frameworks, funding, legislation, licensing, market strategies and handbook and procedures for applicants, media relations, monitoring, planning, policy presentation decks, program review, procedures, provincial/territorial relations, research, risk management, studies, testing, training, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions.
Records Number: NRCan CFS 009

Provision of Federal Leadership in the Minerals and Metals Sector

Description: This program provides federal leadership in the minerals and metals sector through integrated, evidence-based policy advice to support informed decision-making within industry, provincial and territorial governments, other federal government departments and internationally; trade and investment promotion; and regulatory development and compliance. These program elements support the promotion of corporate social responsibility and increasing transparency in mineral development through enforcement of the Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act (Kimberly Process) and the Extractive Sectors Transparency Measures Act. The evidence-based policy advice at the centre of this program is informed by NRCan’s collection, analysis and dissemination of mineral exploration, development and production data, in addition to engagement and collaboration with provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous groups, industry and academia.

Document Types: Advice, agreements, analysis, applications, appeals, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, business development, certifications, commodities, communication plans, complaint management, compliance tracking, conference management, consultations, consultant reports, contracts, contribution agreements, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), correspondence, enquiries, exploration, frameworks, funding, inspections, international relations, inventory, investigations, legislation, licensing, media relations press releases, monitoring, permits, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, procedures, provincial/territorial decks and presentations, recycling, research, risk management, screening, statistics, standards, studies, surveillance, surveys, sustainable development, taxation, testing, training, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions.
Record Number: NRCan MMS 007

Energy Safety and Security, and Petroleum Resources

Description: The Petroleum Resources Branch in the Energy Sector delivers the Energy Safety and Security, and Petroleum Resources program. The program provides advice to support decision-making in relation to the administration of offshore oil and gas resources and federally regulated pipelines, and policy advice in relation to onshore oil and gas resources and cybersecurity of energy infrastructure.  The objective is to ensure informed decision-making that promotes the safe, secure and sustainable production and transportation of petroleum resources.

Key activities include co-management of offshore petroleum resources in the Atlantic region; providing advice on the legislative and regulatory frameworks for federally regulated pipelines and offshore petroleum resources; and developing market, technical, and environmental intelligence and on Canadian and international oil and gas supply, demand, prices and trade.

The program also manages the time‐sensitive Ministerial and Governor‐in‐Council decision‐making requirements under the National Energy Board Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the two Offshore Accord Acts.

Document Types: Legislation, advice, policies, procedures, studies, regulations, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, complaint management, consultations, reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, funding, media relations, meeting summaries, monitoring, presentation decks, research, risk management, standards, evaluations, planning, protocols and agreements.
Record Number: NRCan ES 400

International Energy Engagement

Description: NRCan leads the Federal Government’s international policy development and engagement on energy issues and the energy-environment relationship.  This program delivers strategies and negotiations, advocacy and advice, as well as international policy initiatives that advance Canada’s priorities on energy and environmental issues. This Program enables informed decision-making and engagement with Canada’s international partners on a bilateral basis, and in multilateral fora.  This Program develops and maintains collaborative initiatives involving foreign governments, regulators, businesses and laboratories that promote trade and investment, export market development and commercial opportunities. It advances international support for measures to enhance global energy security, climate change mitigation and clean energy deployment, as well as energy efficiency to facilitate the transition to a global low-carbon economy. Activities undertaken through this Program advance Canada’s energy and climate change goals via bilateral initiatives with the U.S., Mexico, China, India, Europe and others. This Program also advances Canadian interests through participation in the North American Clean Energy and Environment Agreement, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the International Energy Agency, the Clean Energy Ministerial process, the G7 and the G20, among others.

Document Type: Policies, advice, agreements, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, enquiries, frameworks, funding, legislation, media relations, monitoring, planning, presentation decks, program review, procedures, research, risk management, studies, testing, training, Treasury Board submissions, evaluation, workshops.
Record Number: NRCan ES 160

Statutory Offshore Payments

Description: The Petroleum Resources Branch in the Energy Sector delivers the Statutory Offshore Payments Program that monitors and facilitates payment disbursal agreements and transfer payments under the Atlantic Offshore Accord Acts. This program ensures that the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador receive the statutory payments in relation to the offshore oil and gas development in their joint management area.
Document Type: Advice, agreements, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, complaint management, consultations, reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, enquiries, funding, inspections, inventory, legislation, media relations, monitoring, planning, policy, presentation decks, program review, procedures, research, risk management, standards, testing, training, regulations, evaluations.
Record Number: NRCan ES 195

Natural Resources Canada’s Indigenous Partnerships Office – West

Description: The Indigenous Partnerships Office – West (IPO-West), as part of the Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation Sector houses the Secretariat for the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committees, leading federal efforts to meaningfully involve Indigenous groups in the monitoring of pipeline projects. The Committees provide advice to regulators, and participate in monitoring over the full lifecycle of the Line 3 Replacement and Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline projects. IPO-West also advances the interdepartmental Economic Pathways Partnership for the pipeline projects, supporting Indigenous access to existing federal economic development programs.

Document Type:  Legislation, advice, policies, procedures, studies, regulations, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, communication plans, complaint management, consultations, reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, funding, media relations, meeting summaries, monitoring, presentation decks, research, risk management, standards, evaluations, planning, protocols and agreements.
Record Number: NRCan ES 400

Major Projects Management Office Initiative

Description: The Major Projects Management Office was established in 2007 to support the Government of Canada’s new approach to more effective, accountable and transparent regulatory review of major resource projects. The program’s mandate: 1. Provide overarching project coordination, management and accountability for major resource projects within the context of the existing federal regulatory review process. 2. Research and identify options that improve performance improvements of the federal regulatory system for major resource projects.

Key Elements of the MPMO Approach include:

  • Improved Process Clarity: the MPMO, with federal departments and agencies, develops procedures and service standards that promote early engagement, and ensure a coordinated federal approach to the review of major resource project.
  • Effective Project Management: the MPMO coordinates Project Agreements between federal departments and agencies. They serve as coordination and management tools for MPMO projects and include target timelines that are publicly tracked and monitored, ensuring a predictable and effective review process.
  • Policy Leadership: the MPMO, with key stakeholders and federal departments and agencies, leads policy research and provides analysis and advice aimed at improving the federal regulatory and legislative framework for major resource projects, and at promoting regulatory excellence

Document Type: Advice, agreements, briefing notes, business plans, complaint management, compliance tracking, consultations, correspondence, environmental assessments, evaluations, legislation, Memoranda of Understanding, Memoranda to Cabinet, permits, plans, policies, procedures, project descriptions, proposals, provincial/territorial negotiations, regulations, regulatory reviews, research, timelines, Treasury Board submissions, service standards, workplans.
Record Number: NRCan MPMO 001

Science and Technology Internship Program

Description: Since 1997, NRCan has contributed to the Youth Employment Strategy through the Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP), which supports the integration of post-secondary graduates between the ages of 15-30 into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields in the natural resources sectors. Using a third party delivery model, NRCan provides funding for internships through contribution agreements. The recipient organizations take responsibility for delivering the internship funding to hiring organizations that host the interns. This program supports the Minister's commitment to assist in the development and promotion of Canadian scientific and technological capabilities, and to address labour shortages in STEM fields. The program also promotes diversity in the natural resources labour market by targeting 50% participation by individuals in the designated employment equity groups.

Document Type: Advice, agreements, workshops, conference management, policies, procedures, studies, regulations, applications, audits, authorizations, briefing notes, budgeting, transfer payments, Treasury Board submissions, Memoranda to Cabinet, Memoranda of Understanding, communication plans, complaint management, consultations, reports, contracts, contribution agreements, correspondence, funding, media relations, monitoring, presentation decks, research, risk management, standards, regulations, evaluations, planning, publications, program review, provincial and territorial relations.
Record Number: NRCan OCS 001

INTERNAL SERVICES

Internal Services are those groups of related activities and resources that the Federal Government considers to be services in support of programs and/or required to meet corporate obligations of an organization. Internal Services refer to the activities and resources of ten distinct services that support program delivery in the organization, regardless of the Internal Services delivery model in a department. These services are: Acquisition Management Services, Communications Services, Financial Management Services, Human Resources Management Services, Information Management Services, Information Technology Services, Legal Services, Materiel Management Services, Management and Oversight Services, Real Property Management Services.

ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT SERVICES - DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Acquisition management services involve activities undertaken to support the acquisition of goods, services or construction services identified as necessary for a department to fulfill its ongoing mandate and purpose. These activities include processing, monitoring and reporting, developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures, and activities that support the sound management of procurement contracts.

COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES – DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Communications services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. These activities ensure that the public receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives. This Internal Services category refers to communications that are corporate in nature, affecting the entire department whether through internal communications to all employees or external communications on behalf of the department.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES – DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Financial management services involve activities undertaken in the department to ensure the prudent use and stewardship of financial resources in an effective, efficient and economic manner. Activities include planning, budgeting, accounting, costing, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SERVICES – DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Human resources management services include activities related to supporting human resources (HR) planning and reporting; reviewing, assessing and developing organizational design; reviewing and assessing job descriptions and classifications; supporting staffing processes; collecting and processing employee information related to compensation, leave and transfers; identifying and coordinating organization-wide training and learning requirements; promoting values, ethics and employment equity; managing employee recognition and awards programs; addressing workplace management and labour relations; and developing and maintaining HR information systems within the organization.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES – DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Information management services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations.  Information management (IM) is the discipline that directs and supports effective and efficient management of information in an organization, from planning and systems development to disposal or long-term preservation.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES – DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Information technology services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology (IT) to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity and enhance services to the public. IT management activities includes planning, developing (or procuring), and operating IT computing, telecommunications, infrastructure and applications.

LEGAL SERVICES – DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework.  Activities include the provision of the following services: legal advisory, litigation and legislative services.

MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT SERVICES – DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Management and oversight services involve activities undertaken to ensure that federal government service operations and programs comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and plans. Activities include providing strategic direction, governance and corporate planning; allocating resources and taking investment decisions; and analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures.

MATERIEL MANAGEMENT SERVICES – DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Materiel management services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs. Treasury Board’s Policy on Management of Materiel defines materiel as “all movable assets, excluding money or records, acquired by Her Majesty in right of Canada.” Movable assets are tangible and include a broad range of goods such as equipment (e.g., office, information technology, telecommunications, scientific), furniture and furnishings, and larger goods (e.g., vehicles and ships). Most materiel expenditures are specific program expenditures. However, as an Internal Services category, materiel management services include the expenditures from policy and administrative support for those who manage and dispose of materiel throughout the department.

REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES – DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Real property management services involve activities undertaken to ensure that real property (e.g., land, bridges, and buildings) is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner throughout its life cycle to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs. Most federal real property services are captured under specific program expenditures. As an Internal Services category, real property management services are limited to those expenditures associated with office accommodations that are not funded by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), as well as to expenditures for real property services. Also included in this category are the expenditures of any FTEs that provide real property policy advice to real property practitioners throughout the department.

TRAVEL AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Travel and other administrative services include Government of Canada travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories.

Classes of Personal Information

Classes of Personal Information describe personal information that is not used for administrative purposes or is not retrievable by personal identifiers; for example, unsolicited opinions, complaints, or correspondence.

Personal Information in Natural Resources Canada Surveys

This class describes personal information used in support of Natural Resources Canada surveys that are intended for industrial and service sectors of the economy. The personal information collected and used relates to contact persons for the organizations, language, views and opinions of individuals, and, in the case of unincorporated businesses, financial and operational information. The personal information collected is not used for any administrative purposes that affect these individuals and is not organized or intended to be retrieved by name or other personal identifier. Retention of this personal information is one year after its last operational use and then it is destroyed.

Manuals

  • A Field Manual of Tree Diseases in the Maritimes Region
  • A visual guide to detecting emerald ash borer changes – produced by CFS and OMNR
  • Aerial Application of Pesticides - Safety Manual
  • Canadian Forest Inventory Methods
  • Digital Cartographic Standards
  • Energy Sector Crude Oil Allocation Manual
  • Energy Sector Gasoline Rationing Manual
  • Energy Sector Petroleum Emergency Allocation System Manual
  • Energy Sector Petroleum Products Allocation Manual
  • Field Guide of West-central Alberta
  • Field Guide to the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior prediction (FBP) system
  • Forest Tree Seed Inspectors' Manual
  • Ganfeld User Guide: A Map-Based Field Data Capture System for Geologists GSC OF 5912
  • Geological Survey Cartographic Design Specifications
  • Geological Survey of Canada, 2004: Sedimentology Laboratory Manual
  • Geomatics Canada General Instructions for the Survey of Canada Lands, e-Edition
  • Guidelines for Rearing Containerized Conifer Seedlings in the Prairie Provinces
  • Major Projects Management Office Early Aboriginal Engagement: A Guide for Proponents of Major Resource Projects
  • Major Projects Management Office Guide to Preparing a Project Description for a Major Resource Project
  • Major Projects Management Office Identifying a Major Resource Project
  • Manual for Greenhouse Grafting of Conifers in the Maritimes
  • Manual of Forest Inventory Guidelines for Federal and Indian Lands
  • Manual of Forest Management Plan Guidelines for Federal and Indian Lands
  • Methods Manual: Chemical and Physical Analysis Laboratory
  • Minerals and Metals Sector Agreement "Cooperation Agreement on Mineral Development"
  • Minerals and Metals Sector Canadian Exploration Incentives Program (CEIP) Manuals Procedures
  • Polar Continental Shelf Program Standard Operating Procedures
  • Procedures for Estimating Newfoundland's Biomass Reserves
  • Silvicultural Treatment Eligibility and Assessment Guide
  • Successful Forestry: a Guide to Private Forest Management
  • Sugarbush Management: a Guide to Maintaining Tree Health

Additional Information

The Government of Canada encourages the informal release of information. In this regard, you may wish to consult the summaries of Natural Resources Canada's completed Access to Information (ATI) requests. To submit an informal request for information that has been previously released, please contact the Department's Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office.

Departmental information is also available through proactive disclosure, as open data as well as through the posting of reports and other publications.

Please see the Introduction to Info Source for information on formal access procedures under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. You can submit your Access to Information or Privacy request online or by mail.  To make a formal request, please refer to Access to Information and Privacy Division’s website, which includes links to request forms and contact information.

The Department conducts Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) to ensure that privacy implications will be appropriately identified, assessed and resolved before a new or substantially modified program or activity involving personal information is implemented. The Department does not currently have any PIAs to report.

For additional information about the programs and activities of Natural Resources Canada, please visit our website at: www.nrcan.gc.ca.

Reading Room

In accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, the applicant may wish to review material in person. The address is:

ATIP Secretariat
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 343-292-8987