Participation Opportunities


The Department of Industry, Energy and Technology wishes to thank those who participated in the engagement process on the development of a critical minerals strategy. Feedback from each portion of the engagement is presented in the What We Heard document.

Updated: What We Heard

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is continuing with a plan for financial improvement that ensures prudent fiscal governance and responsible debt management. Our overall vision is of a stronger, smarter, self-sufficient, sustainable Newfoundland and Labrador – while investing in cost of living supports, health, housing and well-being. We invite you to share your views in preparation for Budget 2024.

Closing date: December 15, 2023

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is working to improve adult literacy and high school equivalency programs. The Department of Education, Literacy and Institutional Services Division is engaging stakeholders to help address challenges and opportunities related to adult literacy, foundational literacy, and high-school equivalency in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Department aims to gather valuable insights, opinions, and recommendations from the community to inform the next steps for adult literacy in our province.

Closing Date: December 11, 2023

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is developing a new Climate Change Mitigation Action Plan (2025-2030) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a new Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan (2025-2030) to help prepare for and reduce the impacts of climate change. The Department of Environment and Climate Change (ECC) is seeking input from partners, stakeholders, Indigenous governments and organizations, and the public on the development of these new Plans over the coming months.

Closing Date: January 7, 2024

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has asked the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council to engage the public on ten new protected areas and make recommendations on whether to proceed with interim protections on the sites. WERAC is currently engaging the public regarding the Indian Arm Brook proposed ecological reserve to hear your thoughts about the site, and what is important to you.

Closing Date: December 8, 2023
Updated: What We Heard. The humane treatment of animals is the Provincial Government's top priority when enacting animal health and protection legislation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Strong federal and provincial legislation helps ensure the safety and well-being of all animals.
Updated: What We Heard. There is increased awareness throughout Newfoundland and Labrador regarding the importance of accessibility. Digital Government and Service NL thanks those who participated in the consultation process on the Building Accessibility Act. Feedback was used to inform the What We Heard document.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills is conducting an independent review of the apprenticeship system throughout 2023 and into early 2024. The review serves to further enhance a continuously improving provincial apprenticeship system, evidenced by Newfoundland and Labrador tradespeople achieving the third-highest Red Seal pass rate in Canada for 2021 and 2022.

The Department of Industry, Energy, and Technology (IET) sought input from stakeholders on ways to improve and modernize the Mineral Act and the Mining Act to provide a clear pathway for regulatory approval and to ensure exploration for, and development of, the province's mineral resources is responsible, timely, sustainable, competitive and supportive of private-sector investments and job growth.

Updated: What We Heard

The Minimum Wage Review Committee wishes to thank those who participated in the consultation process. Feedback was used to inform the What We Heard document.

Updated: What We Heard

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Crown lands are administered under the Lands Act and allocated as a public trust. The Provincial Government manages this valuable resource in a responsible manner for the continuous social and economic benefit of the province’s residents for present and future generations.

The Provincial Government is considering updating Lands Act to clarify adverse possession against the Crown and protect the land interests of the people of the province. To assist in this process, the province engaged the public and key stakeholders for input.

Updated: What We Heard