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Ontario Takes Steps to Increase Economic Development and Job Creation in the North
February 11, 2021 - QUEEN'S PARK - The Ontario government is launching new and improved Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) programs to help increase economic development and promote job creation in the North. The four new programs will target existing and emerging markets, support more projects in small rural communities, address the skilled labour shortage and make it easier for more people and businesses to apply.

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Ontario Geological Survey Issues Request to Purchase Private Airborne Geophysical Data

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) is looking to purchase proprietary airborne geophysical survey data from private-sector companies to enhance its current inventory. Mineral exploration is the lifeblood of Ontario’s mining industry, and the Province is committed to ensuring the sector remains vibrant and prosperous.

MLAS Update - February 12, 2021

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Bulletin – Extending Exclusions of Time for Claim Holders Due to COVID-19

In the April 17, 2020, ENDM Bulletin, the ministry acknowledged that the COVID-19 outbreak and related public health requirements are special circumstances that have created challenges for all claim holders in Ontario. Given the present uncertainty over when current health and safety measures will ease, we acknowledge that some claim holders may be having difficulty planning work programs.

Summer Work Experience for Geoscience Students

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Applications for summer 2021 field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey are now open.

Financial Assurance Table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Financial Assurance table (updated Januay 21, 2021) shows the proponent, sites, total dollar value of financial assurance and form of financial assurance. The table includes a listing of the form in which the financial assurance can be provided (examples: cash, bonds, letters of credit, mining reclamation trust, financial test, pledge of assets, a sinking fund or royalties per tonne).

Publications Release Notice — January 26, 2021

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on January 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.