Start a Natural Resource Major Project

A coordinated approach is used to manage the multiple government permits, approvals and authorizations required for natural resource major projects.

Opportunities to develop natural resources are usually identified by organizations in B.C.'s industry sectors. Companies submit proposals to the government and apply for permission to develop these resources in a sustainable way that respects the environment and local communities.

Information requests, applications and authorizations for most major projects are processed through FrontCounter BC. Applications and proposals for LNG projects are submitted to the B.C. Oil & Gas Commission.

The Process

Find out more about the phases of this regulatory process, the agencies involved and how proposals are handled.


Fees vary depending on the work involved in each major project. A representative from the major projects team helps to identify specific fees associated with any project during the pre-application permitting phase.