This guide for business owners covers current Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) funding programs, including grants, contributions, and other types of financing for entrepreneurs.
This is our dedicated “hub” page for Natural Resources Canada funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!
Natural Resources Canada Mandate
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) 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.
NRCan is an established leader in the fields of:
- Energy sources and distribution,
- Forests and forestry,
- Minerals and mining,
- Earth sciences,
- Energy efficiency, and
- Science and data.
It also represent Canada at the international level to meet the country’s global commitments related to the sustainable development of natural resources.
Improving the quality of life of Canadians by creating a sustainable resource advantage is NRCan’s Vision.
Natural Resources Canada Funding Programs
Natural Resources Canada offers programs that fall under the following categories:
Below are links to NRCan’s specific programs under each category:
Green Jobs in Natural Resources: The Science and Technology (S&T) Internship Program – Green Jobs is delivered by the following organizations:
- Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada
- United Nations Association in Canada
- Electricity Human Resources Canada
- Clean Foundation
- Colleges and Institutes Canada
- Project Learning Tree
- Mining Industry Human Resources Council