Frequently Asked Questions about Statistics

  1. Where can I find information for my school project on mining?
  2. Where can I find a list of all the mines operating in Canada?
  3. I'm looking for a job in the mining industry. Can you help me?
  4. I'm writing an article about the mining industry in Canada. Do you have information that would help me with the research?
  5. I am interested in finding a supplier of a certain commodity. Can you give me a list of company names that sell this commodity?
  6. I have found some old stock certificates for a mining company. Can you please tell me the status of the company?
  1. 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.
     
  2. 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/
     
  3. 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.

    Careers in the Mineral Industry
    http://www.serviceontario.ca/mining/english/Careers.htm

    Careers in Mining
    http://www.explorethetrades.ca/documents/Mining_Handbook.pdf

    Mining Industry Human Resources Council
    http://www.mihr.ca/en/

    A Career in Mining
    http://www.acareerinmining.ca

    Northern Miner newspaper (career section)
    http://www.northernminerjobs.com/

    InfoMine (has global careers)
    http://www.infomine.com/careers/

    Thomas Mining Associates Limited (global mining careers)
    http://www.thomasmining.com/

    The Job Pit
    http://www.thejobpit.com/

    List of mining companies in Canada (apply to them directly)
    http://mmsd.mms.nrcan.gc.ca/stat-stat/mine-mine/index-eng.aspx

    Links for job seekers
    http://www.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca/carecarr/index-eng.php


     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.

    Canadian Mineral Producers (you can contact the companies directly by clicking on their web site address)
    http://mmsd.mms.nrcan.gc.ca/stat-stat/mine-mine/index-eng.aspx

    Industry Canada’s Strategis Web Site – Company search
    http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/app/ccc/search/cccBasicSearch.do?language=eng&portal=1

    Doing business with Canada
    http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/dbc/buying_from_canada-en.aspx
     
  6. 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.

    FEDERAL
    Industry Canada, Corporations
    365 Laurier Avenue West
    Jean Edmonds Tower South, 9th Floor
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0C8
    Telephone: (613) 941-9042
    Toll-free: 1-800-567-2345
    Fax: (613) 941-0601
    Web site: strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/corpdir/burst.html
    E-mail: hotline.service@ic.gc.ca
    Photocopies: $1.00 per page

    ALBERTA
    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
    E-mail: dcs@reg.gov.ab.ca
    Corporate search services are now provided by the private sector. For further information contact:
    Edmonton: (780) 427-7013

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
    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

    MANITOBA
    Companies Office
    Woodsworth Building
    405 Broadway, Room 1010
    Winnipeg, MN R3C 3L6
    Telephone: (204) 945-2500
    Toll-free: 1-888-246-8353
    Fax: (204) 945-1459
    Web site: www.gov.mb.ca/cca/comp_off/index.html
    E-mail: companies@cca.gov.mb.ca
    Fee: $5.00 for search by mail; faxed reply: $5.00

    NEW BRUNSWICK
    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
    Fax: 729-0232
    Web site: www.gov.nf.ca/gsl
    E-mail: schurch@mail.gov.nf.ca
    Fee: $5.00 for search by mail; photocopies: $0.50 per page

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
    Registrar, Securities and Legal Services
    Telephone: (867) 873-7492
    Fax: (867) 873-0306
    Web site: www.justice.gov.nt.ca/

    NOVA SCOTIA
    Department of Business & Consumer Services
    Registry of Joint Stock Companies
    P.O. Box 1529
    Halifax, NS B3J 2Y4
    Telephone: (902) 424-7770
    Toll-free: 1-877-277-7727
    Fax: (902) 424-4633
    Web site: www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/rjsc/default.asp
    E-mail: jstocks@ra.isisnet.com

    ONTARIO
    Ministry of Consumer and Business Services
    Companies Branch
    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
    E-mail: ccrinfo@ccr.gov.on.ca
    Fee: $12
    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

    QUEBEC
    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

    SASKATCHEWAN
    Corporations Branch
    1871 Smith Street
    Regina, SK S4P 3V7
    Telephone: (306) 787-2962
    Fax: (306) 787-8999
    Web site: www.saskjustice.gov.sk.ca
    E-mail: saskjustice@gov.sk.ca
    Fee: Photocopies and faxed reply: $5.00

    YUKON
    Department of Justice, Corporate Affairs
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, YK Y1A 2C6
    Telephone: (867) 667-5314
    Toll-free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408
    Fax: (867) 393-6251
    E-mail: hazel.staarko@gov.yk.ca
    Fee: Corporate searches are $3; photocopies are 25 cents per page; searches not available by phone