Learn about mining
The daily experience of Canadians is significantly affected by the countless minerals and metals in the products that shape our quality of life, from toothpaste to smart phones to cars to medical instruments.
Mining is a general term that encompasses a range of activities, including mineral exploration, mineral development, mine production, mineral processing and much more. Canada has a long and successful history of sustainable mineral development and a strong reputation as a leading mining nation.
Canada’s mining industry
To experience the range of mining exploration in Canada, it would be evident that each province and territory has unique and valuable contributions to Canada’s mining story, each shaping the narrative of Canada as a leading mining nation.
Find out how provinces and territories manage their mineral and other natural resources:
Dig a little deeper
Learn about Canada’s list of critical minerals as well as actions and initiatives that help promote Canada’s competitiveness.
Explore how the minerals sector contributes to the Canadian economy and the every day lives of Canadians.
Pan-Canadian Geoscience Strategy
A collaborative initiative responsible for delivering accessible geoscience data and knowledge for all Canadians.
Sustainable mineral development
Learn how responsible mineral development drives economic activity and benefits Canadians.
Find out how mineral exploration ensures the long-term viability of Canada’s mining industry.
Learn about green technologies, processes and knowledge for sustainable mining.