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Ontario Supporting Northern Film and TV Industry
May 4, 2018 - Ontario is investing in film and television productions to create jobs and grow the northern economy.

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MAM Update - March 28, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Technical Standards for Reporting Assessment Work Now Available Online

New Technical Standards for Reporting Assessment Work have been published and are available on the ministry website. We encourage all mineral exploration and development participants to familiarize themselves with these new standards that will come into effect when Stage 2 of Ontario’s new 24/7 electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) launches on April 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Publications Release Notice — April 3, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publication is being released on April 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Summer Work Experience for Geoscience Students

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Applications for summer 2018 field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey are now closed.

Ontario Supporting Business Innovation in Sault Ste. Marie

Ministry: 

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Province Investing in Economic Development and Job Creation in the North

NEWS

March 23, 2018

Ontario is investing in the establishment of a software solutions and development centre in Sault Ste. Marie that will serve small to medium-sized businesses and create 30 jobs.
With funding from the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), The Createch Group will establish a new centre in Sault Ste. Marie that will help businesses use software to improve productivity.

MAM Update - March 20, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

MLAS Information Sessions Coming to Dryden and Thunder Bay

We are coming to northwestern Ontario to answer your questions on how to access and use Ontario’s new electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). Ontario is moving to online mining claim registration when the new system fully launches on April 10, 2018.

Mining Lands Section staff will hold information sessions at three different venues:

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