Mining and minerals in Nunavut
Canada's North is rich in mineral resources and the development of these resources provides socio-economic benefits to Northerners.
Services and information
Learn about the legislation, regulations and key organizations involved in mineral exploration, development and mining on Crown lands in Nunavut.
Learn about the different acts and regulations pertaining to mining rights in Nunavut.
A web-based system allowing for the administration of mining rights in Nunavut launched in January 2021.
Learn more about how map selection affects mineral claims in Nunavut.
Summary of the 2020 amended Nunavut Mining Regulations allowing for online map selection of mineral claims in Nunavut.
The period beginning on November 1, 2020, the date the Regulations amending the Nunavut Mining Regulations (2020) came into force and how it impacts mineral claims and prospecting.
The process used to convert a ground-staked claim to a claim composed of units on a pre-defined grid and displayed on an online map.
Learn about process for the one-time mandatory conversion of all ground-staked claims into unit claims.
Through this office, you can apply for prospecting licences, mineral claims and mining leases, as well as coal leases, coal permits and coal exploration licences.
A plain-language summary of the requirements for submitting assessment reports to the Mining Recorder under the Nunavut Mining Regulations.
How to complete and file simplified reports for work done on mineral claims on Crown land.