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MAM Update - March 9, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

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IMPORTANT REMINDER

MLAS Service Interruption March 15-April 9, 2018

Enroll in MLAS Now!

We are reminding our mineral exploration proponents that they should prepare for the temporary unavailability of Ontario’s new 24/7 electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) between March 15 and April 9.

MAM Update - March 8, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Assessment Work and Mining Claims Regulations Now Available Online

The last two regulations supporting implementation of the final phase of modernizing Ontario’s Mining Act are now available on the government’s e-Laws website. The regulations will come into force when Stage 2 of Ontario’s new 24/7 electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) launches on April 10, 2018. The proposal for these regulations was posted to the provincial Environmental and Regulatory registries last fall for a 45-day public input period.

MAM Update - Fee Structure - March 2, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario to Adjust Administration Fees for Acquisition of Mining Lands

New and Adjusted Fees Will Be In Effect April 10

As Ontario moves toward implementation of its new 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), we also need to adjust administrative fees related to registering new cell claims and associated transactions.  New and adjusted fees will be introduced concurrent with the launch of MLAS on April 10, 2018. In all, 12 fees are being adjusted, 19 others are being eliminated.

MAM Update - March 2, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Preparing to Launch Stage 2 of MLAS

Ontario Moves Closer to Online Mining Claim Registration

Mineral exploration proponents should prepare for an interruption in access Ontario’s new 24/7 electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) between March 15 and April 9. Stage 1 of MLAS was launched February 7.

Visit the Ontario Pavilion at PDAC 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Talk to an expert, explore Ontario’s geology, attend a seminar and find out more about Ontario’s mineral development and investment opportunities at the Ontario Pavilion at the 2018 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention.

The Ontario Pavilion is located on level 800 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (booth 637).

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