Emily Nickerson
Team Lead of Policy, Strategy and Partnerships, Extractive Sector Transparency Office, Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada

Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act: Compliance Program & Data Portal

The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) helps the Government of Canada deter corruption in the extractive sector. Under the ESTMA, extractive entities that are active in Canada must publicly disclose, on an annual basis, certain types of payments made to governments in Canada and abroad. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has recently launched two initiatives as part of the next phase of ESTMA implementation: (1) ESTMA Compliance Program and (2) ESTMA Data Portal. This presentation will provide information on both of these new initiatives, and an overview of ESTMA developments in recent years. In addition, the presentation will explore how ESTMA data can be further leveraged, including for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting purposes.


Emily Nickerson currently leads the Policy, Strategy, and Partnership team at Natural Resource Canada’s Extractive Sector Transparency Office. She supports stakeholder engagement and data use related to the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, and Canada’s participation in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Emily previously held positions promoting transparency and governance in the extractives sector as Director of Publish What You Pay Canada and Director of Programs at Mining Shared Value, an initiative of Engineers Without Borders Canada. Emily holds a Master of Public Policy from the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University and a baccalaureate in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Guelph. She currently lives in Toronto.