NRCan Organizational Structure

Business Management Services & Data

Natural Resources Canada
Deputy Minister's Office
Lands and Minerals Sector

Business Management Services & Data

Employee Listing


The Minerals, Metals and Materials Knowledge Branch conducts commodity, allied industry, and market research, analysis and policy/program development with respect to the metal and nonmetallic mineral industries, and guides initiatives for new business development. The Branch positions and recommends policies and actions on behalf of Canada in response to market access issues for minerals and metals and related products. It formulates and implements strategies and initiativesto advance Canada's minerals and metals interests with other countries and international organizations, and arranges trade shows and trade and investment missions to help Canadian minerals and metals supply and service companies increase exports. The Branch also promotes the recycling of end-of-life products, especially those containing minerals and metals. Finally, the Branch provides expertise and advice on life-cycle management for metals and minerals, and manages the domestic and international promotion and advancement of the Safe Use Principle for minerals and metals.