MLAS Update - October 4, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Making the Most of Ontario’s New Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS)

Working to Make MLAS Better

A Successful Spring Launch

Ontario’s new online Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) is now six months old. Our initial launch on April 10 went smoothly and MLAS immediately began to support a high volume of traffic and processed a substantial number of mining claim registrations as well as other transactions with no service interruption or down time due to technical difficulties.

Did you know that, between April 10 and September 1st of this year:

  • 33,439 legacy claims converted to 360,706 cell claims and boundary claims;
  • 29,156 new cell claims or multi cell claims were registered;
  • 1,990 individuals or corporations registered with MLAS (648 are new clients);
  • 60 assessment work reports were submitted and 884 distributions of approved credits were processed;
  • 670 transactions to transfer mining claims were processed (note this does not reflect the total number of claims transferred).

We are keenly aware of several technical issues that have come up as clients work within the system. We are making every effort to address these problems as quickly as possible and appreciate your continued patience and support. We remain committed to delivering to our clients an online platform for mining lands administration that is among the best in the world.

Providing You with the Information You Need to Get Your Work Done

In the coming weeks, we will be resuming the publication of MLAS update bulletins and communicating more broadly with our clients on matters related to the use of the system. At this time, we invite you to peruse our most recent set of Frequently Asked Questions and continue to encourage you to contact us to let us know of any technical or navigational difficulty you may encounter in using MLAS.

Technical Standards for Reporting Assessment Work Now Online

This document sets out what must be included in the technical report applicable to the type of assessment work that is required as part of an assessment work report submission. The technical report for each type of work includes a detailed explanation of the geoscience work done, maps or plans, where required and details of the expenses claimed for the work, together with supporting receipts, invoices and other documents for those expenses.

For more information visit: or call us at 1-888-415-9845 (menu option 1 for the Provincial Recording Office)

This toll-free line is staffed Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At any time, clients may leave a voice message and we will return the call in accordance with Ontario’s Quality Service Standards.