Modernizing the Mining Act: Update Bulletins

MLAS Update - October 5, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Instructional Resources to Help You Navigate MLAS

Video Tutorials and Directives Provide Detailed Step-by-Step Direction

Online Resources to Guide You in MLAS

We are pleased to be making available new tools to help you find your way around, and get your work done more easily through the Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). We want MLAS to be among the best mining lands management systems in the world, and we want you to benefit from all of its features and functions.

MLAS Update - October 4, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Making the Most of Ontario’s New Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS)

Working to Make MLAS Better

A Successful Spring Launch

Ontario’s new online Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) is now six months old. Our initial launch on April 10 went smoothly and MLAS immediately began to support a high volume of traffic and processed a substantial number of mining claim registrations as well as other transactions with no service interruption or down time due to technical difficulties.

MAM Update - April 10, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario Launches Online Mining Claims

Province Completes Process to Modernize Mining Act

Today, Ontario is transitioning to an online, electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), replacing the province’s century-old traditional ground-staking methods and completing multi-phased efforts to modernize the Mining Act. The new online self-service system will allow anyone with a prospector's licence to register a claim — seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

MAM Update - April 4, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Information Webinar

An Opportunity to Learn About Ontario’s New Mining Lands Administration System

Call Us Now to Register and Be Ready for our April 10th Launch

We have received a lot of positive feedback about the information sessions we’ve delivered across the province this winter on how to navigate Ontario’s new 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS).

MAM Update - March 28, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Technical Standards for Reporting Assessment Work Now Available Online

New Technical Standards for Reporting Assessment Work have been published and are available on the ministry website. We encourage all mineral exploration and development participants to familiarize themselves with these new standards that will come into effect when Stage 2 of Ontario’s new 24/7 electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) launches on April 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

MAM Update - March 20, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

MLAS Information Sessions Coming to Dryden and Thunder Bay

We are coming to northwestern Ontario to answer your questions on how to access and use Ontario’s new electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). Ontario is moving to online mining claim registration when the new system fully launches on April 10, 2018.

Mining Lands Section staff will hold information sessions at three different venues:

MAM Update - March 9, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

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IMPORTANT REMINDER

MLAS Service Interruption March 15-April 9, 2018

Enroll in MLAS Now!

We are reminding our mineral exploration proponents that they should prepare for the temporary unavailability of Ontario’s new 24/7 electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) between March 15 and April 9.

MAM Update - March 8, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Assessment Work and Mining Claims Regulations Now Available Online

The last two regulations supporting implementation of the final phase of modernizing Ontario’s Mining Act are now available on the government’s e-Laws website. The regulations will come into force when Stage 2 of Ontario’s new 24/7 electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) launches on April 10, 2018. The proposal for these regulations was posted to the provincial Environmental and Regulatory registries last fall for a 45-day public input period.

MAM Update - Fee Structure - March 2, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario to Adjust Administration Fees for Acquisition of Mining Lands

New and Adjusted Fees Will Be In Effect April 10

As Ontario moves toward implementation of its new 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), we also need to adjust administrative fees related to registering new cell claims and associated transactions.  New and adjusted fees will be introduced concurrent with the launch of MLAS on April 10, 2018. In all, 12 fees are being adjusted, 19 others are being eliminated.

MAM Update - March 2, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Preparing to Launch Stage 2 of MLAS

Ontario Moves Closer to Online Mining Claim Registration

Mineral exploration proponents should prepare for an interruption in access Ontario’s new 24/7 electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) between March 15 and April 9. Stage 1 of MLAS was launched February 7.

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