New minerals legislation

This engagement is now closed.

It ran from 2023-02-08 to 2023-05-09.

Check below for where to find results.

Where can I find results? 

A What We Heard document will be produced and publicly released following the end of the engagement.

What was this engagement about? 

We wanted to hear your views on the approaches we’re considering for new minerals legislation. We’ve developed these approaches in collaboration with Yukon First Nations.

We wanted to know what you think about the approaches and how they could support:

  • a strong and viable industry in the future;
  • environmental protection;
  • Indigenous rights; and
  • healthy and sustainable Yukon communities.
How will my input make a difference? 

The Government of Yukon and First Nations governments will use your feedback as we continue to work on developing new minerals legislation.

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

Share your thoughts on the engagement process by sending an email to

Where can I find related information? 

Read the condensed discussion paper to get an overview of the approaches we’re considering. If you’re looking for more details, you can also read a more in-depth discussion paper.

If you’re interested in a particular topic, you can download a short information sheet or a longer excerpt from the complete discussion paper.

Vision and principles

Mineral tenure – disposition and acquisition

Mineral tenure – maintenance


Compliance, monitoring and enforcement

Financial security



Closure and abandonment

Resource revenue fund

Decisions, disagreements, public involvement and transparency

Mining agreements

Socio-economic issues