New minerals legislation

How do I participate? 

Complete the online survey between February 8 and May 9, 2023.

Access the online survey

Or, you can read the discussion paper and submit your comments to

You can also attend an open house.

Upcoming open houses

Dawson City

  • Date: Tuesday, March 28
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Location: Downtown Hotel (1026 2nd Avenue)

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  • Date: Wednesday, March 29
  • Time: 12 to 2 pm
  • Location: Downtown Hotel (1026 2nd Avenue)

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Haines Junction

  • Date: Tuesday, April 4
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Location: To be announced

Check back later for details on open houses for the following communities: Beaver Creek, Burwash Landing, Carmacks, Faro, Mayo, Pelly Crossing and Watson Lake.

We have held open houses in Carcross, Teslin and Whitehorse.

What is this engagement about? 

We want 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 want 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.

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

Where can I find results? 

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

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

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