About the Divisions

Administration and Financial Services

The Administration and Financial Services Division, budgeted in Environment, Climate and Parks, provides shared services to the department of Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources.

Administration and Financial Services is comprised of the Process Improvement and Technology unit, Shared Services and Risk Management unit, and Financial Services branch. Together, this group provides information technology and business analysis services, risk management services, and financial and administrative leadership to the department.

Resource Management and Protection Division

The Resource Management and Protection Division delivers programs and services that balance sustainable economic development with ecosystem management related to Manitoba's fish and wildlife resources. The provision of the Conservation Officer Service to ensure public safety and protection of Manitoba's natural resources.

Fish and Wildlife Branch: Manages, protects and enhances wildlife and fisheries resources and their ecosystems to support sustainable use of the resources. 

Conservation Officer Service: An effective and professional law enforcement agency that protects public safety, Manitoba’s natural resources and the environment through education and enforcement.

Wildfire Service: Delivers wildfire suppression activities and wildfire preparedness, mitigation and prevention programming.


Stewardship and Resource Development Division

The Stewardship and Resource Development Division supports responsible resource development in Manitoba's mineral, oil and gas, aggregate and forestry sectors. Ensures that the management and administration of Crown land supports economic and natural resource development with consideration for environmental and social values. Provides business development services to increase exploration and mining investment in Manitoba. Coordinates meaningful engagement and consultation with Indigenous communities and supports activities that advance reconciliation and participation in natural resource sectors.

Manitoba Geological Survey Branch: Provides the geoscience data required to make informed decisions related to mineral, oil and gas exploration, extraction, production and land use planning to maximize the economic potential while mitigating environmental risks and protecting public safety.

Mining, Oil and Gas Branch: Facilitates the safe and efficient development of Manitoba’s mineral, oil and gas resources, and the maximum recovery of oil from Manitoba oil fields, minerals from mines, and aggregate from quarries. Includes engineering and inspection services for mines, quarries and petroleum extraction, storage and closure. 

Forestry and Peatlands Branch: Ensures that Manitoba’s forests and peatlands are developed and managed in a sustainable manner. 

Lands and Planning Branch: Management and administration of Crown land that supports economic development and natural resource development in a sustainable manner. Leads the review of Crown land and interests identified for transfer to Canada under Treaty Land Entitlement agreements.

Business Development Services Unit: Creates the environment that accelerates sustainable economic development in mineral, oil and gas and aggregate production in Manitoba.

Consultation and Reconciliation Unit: Lead Crown Indigenous consultation and shared management of Manitoba’s natural resources


Strategic Policy and Initiatives

The Strategic Policy and Initiatives Branch supports the department policy and planning process to ensure timely, informed and consistent decisions on department-wide policy priorities. This includes coordinating with multiple branches and divisions in the development and implementation of legislation, regulations, policies and programs.  The branch is accountable for a number of corporate functions including support for department communications, reporting, inter-jurisdictional relations, stakeholder engagement, and long-range planning.  The Branch also coordinates support for the agencies, boards, and commissions reporting to the Minister.