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Ontario Expands Transportation Infrastructure Across the North
April 20, 2018 - Ontario is supporting expanded transportation infrastructure that will help move people and freight into and across the North while creating 46 new jobs.

Ontario Supporting Tourism, Job Growth in the North
April 19, 2018 - Ontario is helping communities create jobs and boost economic growth by supporting projects that will revitalize, expand and increase accessibility in the province's Northern tourism sector.

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Ontario Mining & Exploration Directory - 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Mining & Exploration Directory provides an annual overview of mining operations and mine development projects as well as contact information for metallic and non metallic mineral producers and active exploration companies in Ontario. Production and employment information is also provided for the metallic and industrial mineral producers. The directory is produced annually by the Ontario Prospector's Association.

Report of Activities 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2017 for electronic distribution.

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.