Government of New Brunswick

The Department Natural Resources and Energy Development offers geological and technical services to assist companies in all stages of their exploration and development activities. This includes geoscience information, coordination of the mine approval process, and technical and financial support for research and development.


Junior Mining Assistance Program (NBJMAP)

Up to 50% of project costs to a maximum of $100,000 per project per year. Individual grants will not exceed $50,000. (See link on right.)


Prospector Assistance Program (NBPAP)

Financial assistance up to $15,000 to eligible prospectors. (See link on right.)


Prospector Promotion

This program is intended to facilitate the process of optioning New Brunswick mineral prospects to both junior and major mining companies. We sponsor prospectors attending either the Cordilleran Roundup in Vancouver or the Prospectors and Developers Association Conference in Toronto.


Agencies Offering Incentives

Department of Finance and Treasury Board
Metallic Minerals Tax Act – a deduction of 150% of eligible New Brunswick exploration expenses for mineral-producing companies. Please contact the Department of Finance and Treasury Board for further information.

Opportunities New Brunswick
Opportunities New Brunswick is a single point of contact for companies exploring business location and expansion opportunities in New Brunswick, Canada.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
This federal agency offers direct financial support to industry.