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The Lands and Minerals Sector provides scientific and technological knowledge and policy advice to governments, industry and Canadians on Canada's mineral and metal resources nationally and internationally. Working with other federal departments and agencies, we:

  • promote the sustainable development and use of Canada's mineral and metal resources
  • create and update federal policies on minerals and metals
  • ensure that these policies and strategies are consistent with sustainable minerals and metals development and use in Canada and around the world

Minerals and metals policy
Read the Minerals and Metals Policy of the Government of Canada, developed with input from federal departments and agencies, provincial and territorial mines ministries, industry, environmental groups, labour and Indigenous communities.

Legislation and regulations
Learn more about mining legislation and regulations, including acts for which NRCan is responsible.

International relations
Find out how the NRCan Lands and Minerals Sector works to advance Canada’s minerals and metals interests internationally.

Whitehorse Mining Initiative
Read about the Whitehorse Mining Initiative and its role in shaping the future of Canada’s mining industry.

Statement on seabed mining
An important step towards the conservation, protection, and responsible and sustainable use of Canada’s oceans.

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