Regulating mining in Canada

All mining projects are subject to regulatory review

All mining projects are subject to regulatory review

Mining regulations across the country include federal, provincial, and territorial environmental and regulatory processes to ensure that all mining projects are in the best interest of Canadians.

Provinces and territories work together to provide timely and effective processes. A regulatory process that is efficient, transparent and predictable helps to create a competitive advantage in the industry. This advantage means sound project planning, better investment decisions, and improving Canada’s ability to get resources to market.

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In March 2018, the Government of Canada proposed to bring forward better rules for major projects to protect the environment, fish and waterways, and rebuild public trust in how decisions about resource development projects, liking mining projects, are made.