Call for Bids NS22-1
Our Call for Bids process is open and transparent. Our process provides individuals and companies with
an opportunity to bid on parcels of Crown land and, if successful, be awarded an Exploration Licence.
On April 11, 2022 Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Nova Scotia Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables announced their intention to expand the
CNSOPB’s mandate to include regulatory authority of offshore renewable energy projects. For greater certainty, all potential bidders are advised that any licences
that may be issued as a result of Call for Bids NS22-1 grant rights that are exclusively for the exploration and development of petroleum.