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Natural Resources Canada

Committed to improving the quality of life of Canadians by ensuring the country’s abundant natural resources are developed sustainably, competitively and inclusively.

Services and information

Energy efficiency

Homes, buildings, industry, transportation, products, EnerGuide, ENERGY STAR

Minerals and mining

Exploration, resources, production, innovation, explosives, regulations

Forests and forestry

Sustainability, research, industry and trade, boreal, wildfires, insects, transformation

Energy sources and distribution

Oil, gas, renewables, fossil and alternative fuels, electricity, nuclear, uranium, co-ops

Climate change

Green future, infrastructure programs, impacts and adaptations

Public consultations

Insight and information for the development of policies and programs

Maps, tools and publications

Atlas of Canada, land surveys, air photos, satellite images, positioning, software

Science and data

Research programs, centres and labs, intellectual property, partnerships, analysis

Domestic and international markets

Transportation fuel prices, lumber, pulp and panel prices, minerals and metals markets

Natural Resources and Indigenous Peoples

Land claims in the North, participation in mining activities, partnerships

Funding and partnerships

Opportunities, grants and contributions, incentive and partnership programs

Simply Science stories

Explore Natural Resources Canada’s science through articles, podcasts and videos


More: NRCan news


Moving forward on climate change adaptation

Canada’s first National Adaptation Strategy presents a blueprint for whole-of-society action on climate change adaptation.

A heated conversation on heat pumps

There’s nothing quite like a Canadian winter. Majestic scenery, fun outdoor activities, and brutally cold days that cause your heating bill to skyrocket. Scientists and engineers at Natural Resources Canada believe a promising technology can help reduce your energy consumption, the heat pump. What are heat pumps? How do they work? Why is everyone talking about them? Are they right for you? Listen to find out.

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