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About Us

Natural Resources Canada develops policies and programs that enhance the contribution of the natural resources sector to the economy, improve the quality of life for all Canadians and conducts innovative science in facilities across Canada to generate ideas and transfer technologies.

We are an established leader in the fields of:

We also represent Canada at the international level to meet the country's global commitments related to the sustainable development of natural resources.

Our Vision: Improving the quality of life of Canadians by creating a sustainable resource advantage

Services and information

Our ministers and deputy heads

Biography and photos of our ministers and deputy heads:

  • Our Minister
  • Our Deputy Minister
  • Our Associate Deputy Minister

Directory of people and services

Look at our organizational structure and find a contact name for a specific service:

  • Telephone directory
  • NRCan across Canada
  • Organizational structure
  • Service directory
  • Organizational acronyms<
  • Government electronics directory services

What we do

Explore the great projects, technologies and ideas that we are working on to create a stronger energy future for all Canadians:

  • Feature initiatives
  • Major Projects Management Office (MPMO)
  • Transparency
  • Procurement and contracting
  • Mandate Letter Tracker: Delivering results for Canadians
  • Natural Resources Canada Library
  • Our history
  • Virtual exhibits


Learn how each NRCan portfolio agency plays an important role to help ensure a sustainable resource advantage for Canadians.

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