The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is continuing to expand our digital approval services, including:

  • aggregates resources
  • petroleum resources
  • forestry
  • fish and wildlife
  • lands

To help make our approval services more convenient, accessible and easier to use, we want to hear from anyone who requests natural resource permits, licences or authorizations from us. Our goal is to bring all our natural resource and forestry approvals online by 2024.

We summarized responses from user research into a report called the Service Modernization User Research Report. If you would like to get a copy of this report, email us at

This initiative is funded through the Ontario Onwards Acceleration Fund. The Ontario Government is modernizing its services and reducing burdens, making it easier to do business in the province.

How to participate

We are looking for volunteers to participate in one-hour interviews to give us more detailed information about your experiences with:

  • applying for and obtaining licences
  • permits and authorizations

To sign-up for an interview, complete the survey linked at the beginning of this page. At the end of the survey, you will be asked to provide your name and email address so we can contact you to set up an interview.

Interview participants will be offered a $60 gift card for their time.


Contact if you have any accommodation needs or require communication supports or alternate formats.

Your privacy matters

Your personal information is being collected in order to help us understand user needs and expectations for natural resource and forestry approvals. Your responses will be reviewed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

This feedback will help us understand user needs and expectations for natural resource and forestry approvals and inform the development of digital solutions. Your feedback may also be used in a summary report about this survey.

We may use your personal information, like your email address, to contact you to clarify your answers or ask for further information.

Your information will not be placed on mailing lists or released to any third party, except as may be authorized by law. For questions on how personal information collected on this page will be used, please contact: