Q: Where can I find information for my school project on mining?
A: The site you are on features a wealth of information on the Canadian mining industry for a variety of audiences. For school projects, we recommend that you visit our Students and Teachers site to explore our educational resources.
Q: Where can I find a list of all the mines operating in Canada?
A: The site you are on has information for all the active mines in Canada. The mines are listed by commodity, by province/territory and by type of mine. Please click on the Mining and Mineral Processing Operations link here or on the left-hand side of this page.
You can also order a copy of the Canadian and American Mines Handbook (formerly the Canadian Mines Handbook) by calling 1-800-668-2374 or visiting the web site http://www.mineshandbook.com/
Q: I'm looking for a job in the mining industry. Can you help me?
A: Thank you for your interest in the mining industry. Here are some links that might help you with your search for employment.
Q: I'm writing an article about the mining industry in Canada. Do you have information that would help me with the research?
A: The Minerals and Metals Sector publishes the Canadian Minerals Yearbook. It reports on the activities of the Canadian minerals and metals industry over the past year, identifies the predominant developments, and indicates major trends in the industry and in global markets. The first chapter entitled "General Review" highlights the importance of the industry in the context of the Canadian economy. The commodity chapters feature economic and policy developments, markets, prices, trade, and production data specific to each commodity. A detailed statistical report on the industry is also included. A link to the Canadian Minerals Yearbook can be found on the left-hand side of this page.
Q: I am interested in finding a supplier of a certain commodity. Can you give me a list of company names that sell this commodity?
A: Here are a few links that might help you with your search.
Q: I have found some old stock certificates for a mining company. Can you please tell me the status of the company?
A: The following is a list of the federal and provincial/territorial government departments from which information on the status of companies may be obtained. A modest fee may be charged for such information. Fees shown are valid at the date of publication.
Industry Canada, Corporations
365 Laurier Avenue West
Jean Edmonds Tower South, 9th Floor
Telephone: (613) 941-9042
Fax: (613) 941-0601
Web site: strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/corpdir/burst.html
Photocopies: $1.00 per page
Alberta Government Services, Corporate Registry
P.O. Box 1007, Main Post Office
Edmonton, AB T5J 4W6
Telephone: (780) 427-2311
Fax: (708) 422-1091
Web site: www.gov.ab.ca/gs
Corporate search services are now provided by the private sector. For further information contact:
Edmonton: (780) 427-7013
Corporate & Personal Property Registries
Corporate Search Unit
P.O. Box 9431 Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria, BC V8W 9V3
Telephone: (250) 387-7848
Fax: (250) 356-0206
Web site: www.fin.gov.bc.ca/registries
Fee: $10.00 for searches by government personnel (prepaid); photocopies: $0.50 per page, file access: $10.00
Also available through BC OnLine: 1-800-663-6102 (toll-free in B.C.) or Victoria: (250) 953-8250 www.bconline.gov.bc.ca
Department of Service New Brunswick Corporate Affairs
P.O. Box 6000, Centennial Bldg.
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-2703
Fax: (506) 453-2613
Fee: Written reply, no fee; photocopy of document, $10; certified copy of document, $20; certificate of status, $20
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Dept. of Government Services and Lands
Commercial Registrations Division
Registry of Deeds and Companies
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NF A1B 4J6
Telephone: (709) 729-3316
Web site: www.gov.nf.ca/gsl
Fee: $5.00 for search by mail; photocopies: $0.50 per page
Registrar, Securities and Legal Services
Telephone: (867) 873-7492
Fax: (867) 873-0306
Web site: www.justice.gov.nt.ca/
Ministry of Consumer and Business Services
375 University Avenue, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5G 2M2
Telephone: (416) 314-8880
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-361-3223
Fax: (416) 314-0102
Web site: www.ccr.gov.on.ca
Searches also available for a fee through: Cyberbahn Inc. (416) 595-9522 or Oncorp Direct Inc. (416) 964-2677
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Consumer & Corporate Services
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4550
Fax: (902) 368-5383
Direction des Entreprises
800 place d'Youville, 6th Floor
Québec, QC G1R 4Y5
Telephone: (418) 643-3625
Toll-free in Quebec: 1-888-291-4443
Fax: (418) 528-5703
Web site: www.req.gouv.qc.ca/default_eng.htm
Department of Justice, Corporate Affairs
Whitehorse, YK Y1A 2C6
Telephone: (867) 667-5314
Toll-free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408
Fax: (867) 393-6251
Fee: Corporate searches are $3; photocopies are 25 cents per page; searches not available by phone