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Gain a long-term strategic advantage by doing business where your company can grow securely in a fair and transparent environment. Whether your company is involved in exploration or mining services and supplies, you'll discover opportunities in Ontario.
Ontario's Mining Act provides security of mining land tenure and fair and transparent mining law, allowing your company to plan long-term growth.
In 2014, there were 235,000 active mining claim units in good standing in Ontario. Over the past decade, the annual number of claim units in good standing has remained above 200,000 in every year – underlining a strong desire of claimholders to retain their properties.
Ontario's mineral production has shown solid growth over the past 10 years, with a total value of $11.0 billion in 2014, and is forecast to keep growing in the long term.
Ontario's real GDP is also expected to steadily grow. The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Canada the best country in the G7 in which to do business from 2014 to 2018.
In Ontario, you will find a diversified economy with a highly skilled workforce and abundant natural resources. Our economy has a proven record of weathering economic uncertainty in global markets, allowing you to focus on the future.
Mining claim maps are available for purchase from the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.
With the largest mineral production in Canada, Ontario offers a wealth of opportunities for your company whether you're a producer, supplier or service provider.
Ontario offers highly competitive business costs that can boost your company's growth and profitability:
Over 300 mineral exploration projects are currently underway in Ontario. A vast metal mining camp is opening up in the Ring of Fire in Ontario's Far North, where at least two major deposits are being developed, including North America's largest chromite deposit, the Black Thor, and the Eagle's Nest nickel-copper deposit.
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Toronto, Ontario is the mining finance capital of the world. Grow your business with access to global capital markets and the right industry connections.
The global mining industry gets business done in Ontario. That means that you'll have access to markets and capital, whether you're in mining finance or looking for capital to grow your business.
The demand for skilled, well-trained workers affects every facet of the mining industry. Ontario's highly skilled and educated workers will help fuel your company's success.
If you are looking for the right people, Ontario offers a deep talent pool for sourcing mining, energy and infrastructure industry personnel, including managerial and technical staff. You will find one of the best mining education clusters in the world to support your company's growth.
Ontario has the best educated workforce in the G7. Over 67% of the population has a post-secondary degree.
Nineteen of Ontario's 20 universities and 24 colleges have world-class mining, geology and engineering programs. In addition, Ontario's mining industry is supported by an array of R&D institutes. Explore the map to see where our programs are located.
Our workforce also helps to ensure safe mining operations. Ontario is one of the safest mining jurisdictions in the world and continues to improve both the lost time injury rate and total medical injury rate.
Here you'll find low taxes, low business costs, generous R&D tax credits and supportive government programs and services.
Ontario offers across-the-board savings on taxes:
In Ontario, you'll benefit from highly competitive business costs that can boost your company's growth and profitability.
The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation invests in research to assist mining companies in the areas of exploration, deep mining, integrated mine engineering, the environment and sustainability.
The Ontario Geological Survey provides electronic geological, geophysical and geological maps and data. OGSEarth allows you to view this data using geographic information programs such as Google Earth.
In 2015, the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) Program was made permanent. The program will provide $120 million annually to support large industrial users in Northern Ontario, including several mining companies, reducing their electricity costs up to 25%.
The federal Mineral Exploration Tax Credit program provides investors in the flow through shares of mineral exploration companies working in Canada a 15% tax credit. Ontario provides an additional 5% credit for companies exploring in the province. This program allows tax deductions for exploration to be passed on to investors. In 2013, a $1,000 investment in flow through shares for exploration in Ontario cost just $408 after federal and provincial deductions.
Ontario has updated its Mining Act to provide more clarity and certainty to the mineral industry while respecting the rights of Aboriginal communities and private landowners. As part of its ongoing Mining Act Modernization (MAM) process, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) is moving to implement province-wide online claim staking and online mining claims management.
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All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. Information is accurate at the time of publication.