Mining Act Awareness Program

ATTENTION: To apply for or renew your prospector’s licence in addition to the successful completion of this MAAP program you must forward an application to renew your prospector licence with the fee of $25.50 to the Provincial Recording Office prior to the expiry date of your present licence. If you do not make application your prospector's licence will be invalid.

Link: Application for Renewal of Prospector’s Licence Mining Act

Provincial Recording Office
General Inquiry: 705-670-5742
Toll Free: 1-888-415-9845
Fax: 705-670-5681
Toll Free Fax: 1-877-670-1444
Willet Green Miller Center
933 Ramsey Lake Rd, 3rd Floor
Sudbury ON P3E6B5

The Mining Act Awareness Program (MAAP) is an online training course that provides information on the basics of the Mining Act and its provisions and regulations. The program ensures that prospectors and exploration proponents are informed before they engage in prospecting and exploration activity.

Who Must Take the MAAP?

You must complete the MAAP if:

  • You are applying for or renewing an existing prospector's licence.
  • You hold a lifetime prospector's licence.
  • You are listed as a "qualified supervisor" on an exploration plan or permit.

You may also want to take the MAAP if:

  • You are a private land owner or a member or representative of an Aboriginal Community that may engage or work with prospectors and the mineral exploration industry.
  • You are interested in the mining sequence or the Mining Act.

Topics Covered by the MAAP

The MAAP covers a wide range of important topics such as:

  • The purpose of the Mining Act and its regulations, including the operational policies that outline how early exploration activities are to be carried out in Ontario.
  • Aboriginal and treaty rights.
  • The rights of private land owners, and other users of the land when planning for staking or early exploration activities
  • The requirements for carrying out early exploration activities.
  • Resources available to assist in preparing for claim staking and early exploration activities.