Modernizing the Mining Act: Update Bulletins

MAM Update - February 27, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

MLAS Information Workshops Scheduled

Come Experience MLAS in a Hands-On Learning Session

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is currently holding detailed information workshops on how to access and work within Ontario’s new electronic 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). Ontario is moving to online mining claim registration and the full implementation of the new MLAS on April 10, 2018.

Workshops are planned across the province over the coming weeks. We are also reaching out to Indigenous communities interested in learning more about MLAS.

MAM Update - February 9, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Claim Holder’s Guide to Conversion an Important New Tool for MLAS Users

One of Several Resources Available to Help You Prepare

MAM Update - February 7, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

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SPECIAL EDITION

Stage 1 of Ontario’s new 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) goes into service today at 10 a.m. At this time, the system is available for mining lands clients to enrol, set up their new client profile, and explore some of the features of the system. Stage 2 will launch April 10, marking the beginning of online mining claim registration in Ontario.

MAM Update - January 31, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

How Mining Claim Due Dates Will Be Impacted by Transition and Conversion

The third phase of our work to modernize the Mining Act will significantly impact claim holders’ portfolios. During the pre-conversion period and for a time after conversion, claim holders will be busy re-configuring their portfolios and may not be in a position to carry out exploration projects. To protect claim holders during this period of change, the ministry has taken steps to prevent mining claims from forfeiting.

MAM Update - January 26, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

MLAS Enrolment Packages Are On the Way to Clients

In advance of launching Stage 1 of the new 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) on February 7, all holders of an active or permanent prospector’s licence as well as mining claim holders in Ontario will be sent information to guide them in completing their enrolment into MLAS. The ministry started mailing out packages on January 15. Call us or email us at pro.ndm@ontario.ca if you have not received your enrolment package by February 7.

MAM Update - January 17, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Sites of Aboriginal Cultural Significance May Continue to be Withdrawn During the Pre-Conversion Period

With the 90-day pre-conversion period now in effect, no new mining claim can be registered in Ontario until online claim registration launches April 10, 2018, as part of Stage 2 of implementing the Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). 

MAM Update - December 20, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

A Claim Boundary Report Will Allow You to Tailor Conversion of Legacy Claims

Claim staking in Ontario will come to an end on January 8, 2018. A 90-day pre-conversion period will go into effect January 9, followed by the introduction of online mining claim registration and the full launch of the new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) on April 10, 2018.

Two very important things clients will have to do during the pre-conversion period are:

MAM Update - December 19, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Be Prepared to Manage Your Mining Lands Online When MLAS Launches

Claim staking in Ontario will end on January 8, 2018. It will be replaced by online mining claim registration supported by a new electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) through which claim holders will also manage their mining lands from anywhere on a 24/7 basis.

MAM Update - December 18, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Mining Act Modernization Regulations Available Online

Five regulations that will underpin legislation enabling the final phase of modernizing Ontario’s Mining Act are now available on the government’s e-Laws website.

MAM Update - October 6, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Final Phase of Modernizing Ontario’s Mining Act to Launch in January 2018 

Pre-Conversion Period to Begin January 9, 2018

The final phase of Ontario’s plan to modernize the Mining Act will begin early in the new year. The province has set official dates for the historic end of claim staking in the province as well as for the implementation of both stages of the new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). These dates are subject to Cabinet approval.

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