Oil and gas exploration and development are key to Canada's economic well-being. One quarter of Canada's discovered resources of conventional petroleum are in the North and remain undeveloped, as well as about one third of the country's estimated potential.
AANDC works in partnership with Northern and Aboriginal governments and people to:
Benefit plans define oil and gas operators' policies and activities to maximize employment and training prospects for Northerners. The plans also ensure that Northern businesses have opportunities to supply goods and services on a competitive basis.