Nova Scotia Mining Development Resources



Mining = Opportunities for Indigenous Communities in Nova Scotia

Mining=Opportunities Presentation Nova Scotia Conference

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Mining and Indigenous Economic Development:

Tools for Communities in Nova Scotia

Webinar on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Cando is delivering a series of webinars to provide an overview of exploration and mining activities and how Indigenous communities can generate long-lasting business and socio-economic opportunities through mining procurement. Sponsored by Natural Resources Canada, these jurisdiction-specific webinars are designed for economic development officers, land planners, community leadership and others interested in understanding the mining sector.

Each webinar aims to:

  • Present minerals maps, existing minerals/metals potential and a description of the mineral exploration and mining activities and regulations
  • Highlight the types of employment business opportunities, set-aside contracts for the procurement of goods and services required by the mining industry
  • Provide leading examples of Indigenous companies and communities benefiting from the mining sector.

This webinar is presented by Dave Lefebure, Geologist, who has many years of experience with government geoscience surveys and mineral exploration and is well-known for delivering workshops explaining mineral development to Indigenous communities.


Nova Scotia Mining Information

Department of Natural Resources and Renewables

Geoscience and Mines Branch:

Geoscience atlas:

Mineral resource land-use atlas:

Natural Resources and Renewables Department Library:

Nova Scotia Mineral Production Report 2019:

NovaRoc - online registry of claims:

NovaScan – search for geoscience publications:

Prospectors Education Program:


Mining Association of Nova Scotia:

Mining Society of Nova Scotia:

Nova Scotia Prospectors Association:

Canadian Mining Information

Natural Resources Canada

Interactive map of Indigenous mining agreements

Guide to exploration and mining for Indigenous communities

Mining essentials: training for Indigenous Peoples

Partnership agreements

Other useful links

The Atlas of Canada - Minerals and Mining:

Critical Minerals webpage:

Minerals and Metals Facts:

Minerals and Mining Publications:

National Organizations

Mining Association of Canada:

Mining Industry Human Resources Council:

Prospectors and Developers Association: