MAM Update - January 26, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

MLAS Enrolment Packages Are On the Way to Clients

In advance of launching Stage 1 of the new 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) on February 7, all holders of an active or permanent prospector’s licence as well as mining claim holders in Ontario will be sent information to guide them in completing their enrolment into MLAS. The ministry started mailing out packages on January 15. Call us or email us at pro.ndm@ontario.ca if you have not received your enrolment package by February 7.

The enrolment package contains your client number as well as a unique Private Identification Number (PIN) that can only be used once to complete enrolment. You should treat your PIN as confidential to prevent unauthorized access to your MLAS account. 

The enrolment package also includes a user guide to assist with completing your enrolment. 

What’s In the User Guide?

The user guide will describe how to use MLAS and where to access help if required. It will introduce clients to new terminology found in MLAS and contains information on the system’s functionality. It will provide instructions specific to:

  • legacy clients – existing clients holding an active or permanent prospector’s licence and/or holding active mining claims;
  • new clients – individuals that do not hold an active or permanent prospector’s licence and do not hold active mining claims in Ontario.
    In Stage 1 of MLAS, new client registrations will be restricted to individuals who are registering to become profile administrators for organizations that hold active mining claims;
  • legacy organizations - organizations that currently hold active mining claims in Ontario; enrolment is completed by registering a profile administrator for the organization.

Stage 2 of MLAS will put in place online mining claim registration, obtaining and renewing a prospector’s licence, and a number of other mining lands transactions. New individual clients and organizations will be able to register as of the Stage 2 launch on April 10th.

It All Begins With ONe-key Registration

Ontario’s ONe-key service is a unique electronic credential that allows Ontarians to communicate securely with a variety of government services, including MLAS. All users are required to create or sign into their existing ONe-key account prior to having access to MLAS as ONe-key is the portal through which MLAS must be accessed.

Your Email Address Is Required

A valid email address is required to complete enrolment and as of April 10th it will be used by MLAS as your official contact address for notices and correspondence.

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