MAM Update - February 27, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

MLAS Information Workshops Scheduled

Come Experience MLAS in a Hands-On Learning Session

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is currently holding detailed information workshops on how to access and work within Ontario’s new electronic 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). Ontario is moving to online mining claim registration and the full implementation of the new MLAS on April 10, 2018.

Workshops are planned across the province over the coming weeks. We are also reaching out to Indigenous communities interested in learning more about MLAS.

The first two sessions took place in Sault Ste. Marie on February 15 and Belleville on February 20. The workshop were led by staff from the ministry’s Mining Lands Section and were well received.

Workshops run from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. They cover topics including getting signed up for your ONe-key account, logging on to MLAS (Stage 1) to update your client profile, updates on the legislation and regulations, a demonstration of conversion, as well as key aspects of Stage 2, such as how to register a mining claim, perform transfers, submit work reports and more. Lunch is provided.

Two new workshops are currently scheduled:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Heritage North Banquet Room
400 Government Road West
Kirkland Lake

Thursday, March 1, 2018
McIntyre Complex Ballroom
85 McIntyre Road

MLAS Stage I Launched on February 7

Stage 1 of MLAS was launched on February 7 and all current holders of mining claims in Ontario now have the opportunity to log into MLAS to update their client profile. A user guide to support you in this process is also available.

If you have received your enrollment package but have not yet enrolled, we can help you complete this process at the session. If you haven’t received your enrolment package, you should contact us at your earliest convenience. We also encourage you to take note of any questions you may have and bring them to the workshop for us to answer and share with everyone.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute!

Complete your enrolment as soon as possible. MLAS will be unavailable between March 15 and April 10 to allow for preparation for the implementation of Stage 2.  Should you miss the March 15 window, enrolment will resume on April 10 with the launch of Stage 2 and full implementation of MLAS.

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