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Minerals and mining

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians produce the raw materials for making everything from smart phones, solar cells and wind turbines to batteries for electric vehicles. Discover why Canada is a world leader in mining, including details on the broad benefits of mining to society and how mining contributes to the economies of developing countries.

Services and information

Services for the mining industry

Programs, supports and information to help your mining or exploration company or research organization

Mining data, statistics and analysis

Data and statistics on minerals and metals, exploration, mining, trade and economic impact

Critical Minerals Centre of Excellence

Canada’s policies, programs and funding on critical minerals for the green and digital economy

Mining research and innovation at CanmetMINING

Research on critical minerals, technologies for improved efficiencies, climate change adaptation and mitigation

Mining policy, taxation and industry

Policies and taxation by many levels of government affecting mining in Canada and Canadian mining abroad

Explosives, fireworks and ammunition

Licensing, regulations and safety measures to manufacture, buy, sell, import, export, transport and store products

Indigenous natural resources

Land claims in the North, participation in mining activities, partnerships

About the Canadian mining industry

Mining and mineral resource development in Canada

Mining in Canada, its social and legal framework and how companies explore for minerals and develop mines

Responsible mining

Steps Canada is taking to ensure a socially, economically and environmentally responsible mining industry

Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan

Explore how critical minerals are the building blocks for the future of our green and digital economy.

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