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.

A 90-day pre-conversion period will begin January 9 during which no new mining claims can be staked and a number of other transactions will also be suspended. MLAS Stage 1 is scheduled to launch on February 7, 2018. Stage 2 is scheduled to be launched April 10, 2018. 

Claim holders can still tend to a number of matters to plan and prepare for the arrival of online claim registration and MLAS prior to, and during the pre-conversion period:

What you should be doing now:

  • confirm the mapped location of your mining claims (the ministry is currently reconciling claim locations based on client GPS data as well as other data sets);
  • familiarize yourself with the legislative and regulatory changes as they are finalized and posted;
  • stay informed by reviewing or subscribing to our update bulletins;
  • make sure we have your correct mailing address on file;
  • visit CLAIMAPS to generate a list of your claim holdings and use our conversion demonstration tool to view the potential outcomes of the conversion process;

Before January 9, 2018

  • Complete any staking of mining claims
  • Perform and file assessment work reports and distributions of assessment credits
  • Transfer, abandon or surrender a mining claim

Before February 9, 2018

  • Contact the Provincial Recording Office if you haven’t received your MLAS enrolment kit;
  • You can submit a Claim Boundary Report (CBR) through CLAIMaps to prevent your legacy claims from merging on conversion.

Before February 24, 2018

If you have submitted a CBR, you must also submit a confirmation form before February 24, 2018;

Before March 3, 2018

Submit an exploration plan or exploration permit application as those will not be accepted between March 5 and April 9, 2018

Launch of MLAS Stage 1

When Stage 1 of MLAS launches, use the PIN number provided in your enrolment kit to set up your account and log on to set up your client profile.

Familiarize yourself with other key dates by visiting our website.

For more information visit us at our Modernizing the Mining Act website or call us at 1-888-415-9845.