Critical Minerals Strategy: Public Consultation


Global trends including the need to reduce emissions and the increasing use of digital technologies are transitioning our economies to be green and innovative. Critical minerals are required for this energy and technological transition as they are needed to build products such as wind turbines, solar panels, permanent magnets, batteries and cell phones.

The demand for critical minerals is anticipated to greatly increase and will require additional supply, new products and manufacturing capacity. Newfoundland and Labrador has tremendous critical mineral potential that if developed, can support new mines and advantage mineral processing and manufacturing based here in the province.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is looking to seize this opportunity to realize economic and social benefits for the people of our province, position Newfoundland and Labrador for opportunities in developing critical mineral supply chains, and ensure that our Province’s mineral resources are developed responsibly and sustainably. The Department of Industry, Energy and Technology is seeking the public’s input in order to inform a Critical Minerals Strategy for the province.

Get Involved

The Department is offering several options for individuals and organizations to participate and provide input into the Critical Minerals Strategy including virtual sessions, an online questionnaire and an opportunity to provide a written submission. Please see details below.

To view the consultation strategy presentation, please click here.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Virtual Sessions (Pre-Registration Required):

Date: Time: Pre-Registration:
June 19, 2023 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM Closed
June 21, 2023 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Closed 
July 5, 2023 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM Closed

Please note that to appear, participate or observe a virtual session, you must pre-register at least two days prior to the session date.

If fewer than five participants are registered for a session, the session may be rescheduled or alternate arrangements made to consult stakeholders.

Online Questionnaire:

Please note you must register or sign in with an engageNL account to submit this questionnaire.

The following questionnaire will be available until July 14, 2023. It is estimated to take you approximately 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format please contact [email protected].

Click Here to Complete the Online Questionnaire

Written Submissions:

If you prefer to participate with a written contribution, please submit your document using any of the options below.

The deadline for written submissions is July 14, 2023.

Written submissions can be sent by:


Attn: Tammy Walters
Division of Mineral Development
Department of Industry, Energy and Technology
50 Elizabeth Ave.
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6


Email: [email protected]

How will your input be used?

The information received will be reviewed by the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology, Mineral Development division. A What We Heard document will be prepared and publicly released following the end of the engagement period. All feedback will be considered as part of the development of the Newfoundland and Labrador Critical Minerals Strategy.

Privacy Statement

The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of seeking public input to inform a Critical Minerals Strategy for the province.

Any personal information that may have been received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing participants of public engagement results at the end of the process.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact the department’s ATIPP coordinator at [email protected].

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the creation of the Newfoundland and Labrador Critical Minerals Strategy, please contact [email protected].