MAM Update - February 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

We Will Need Your Up-to-Date Mailing Address

Contingent upon legislation (Bill 39) being passed, all existing MNDM mineral exploration and development clients would be notified by mail with instructions to register their client profile in the new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). For that reason, you should ensure that we have your current mailing address on file. This is already a legal requirement in the Mining Act and it’s a critically important step that you do not want to miss.

Section 19(8) of the Mining Act requires that a change of address notification be submitted to the Ministry in writing. A client may notify us by completing and forwarding a change of address form to You can find the MNDM change of address form here. If you have a problem or need assistance in processing the form, please contact the provincial mining recorder at or at the number below.

One-On-One Proposed Conversion Process Sessions Available at PDAC

Our Mining Act Modernization team will be on the ground at the 2017 annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in Toronto March 5 to 8. If you haven’t benefitted from a personal demonstration of how the proposed electronic conversion process would impact your mining claims, and would like a personal presentation while at PDAC, please contact to book your session.

MAM Glossary Now Online

You’ve seen terms like “conversion”, “final determination” and “boundary cells”, to name just a few, associated with our Mining Act Modernization proposal. If Bill 39 is passed, MAM would introduce new or modified terminology related to mineral exploration and development in Ontario. To help you recognize and understand this new lexicon, we have published a Guide to new Mining Act Modernization Phase 3 proposed terms and concepts. We encourage our mineral development clients to become familiar with the terminology presented in this glossary.

Bill 39 Standing Committee Hearings Reminder

You still have time to request an opportunity to speak before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy committee’s February 23rd hearing on Bill 39 by providing your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address to the Clerk of the Committee by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. You may also be considered to make an oral presentation on Bill 39 on Thursday, March 2, 2017 by providing your contact information to the Clerk of the Committee by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Written submissions may also be sent to the Clerk of the Committee Room 1405, Whitney Block, Queen's Park, Toronto, ON M7A 1A2 by 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017. An electronic version of the Bill is available on the Legislative Assembly website.

You can learn more by visiting our Mining Act Modernization website or for more information contact the Provincial Recording Office at: 1-888-415-9845