Background

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, 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.

Your responses to the survey are voluntary. All responses will be compiled together and analyzed as a group.

Responses from this survey and other user research will be summarized into a report that will be posted on this page following each consultation phase.

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

Share your feedback by answering the questions in our survey.

The survey will ask questions to help us understand:

  • what types of approvals you have requested
  • your experience with the approvals process
  • how easy or difficult it was for you to find information online

Status: Closed

Sign up for interviews

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.

Accessibility

Contact READI@ontario.ca 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 Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF).

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:

 NDMNRFRecoveryandRenewalSecretariat@ontario.ca