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Minerals and mining

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians produce the raw materials for making everything from smart phones, solar cells and wind turbines to batteries for electric vehicles. Discover why Canada is a world leader in mining, including details on the broad benefits of mining to society and how mining contributes to the economies of developing countries.

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Minerals and metals facts

Explore how the minerals sector contributes to the Canadian economy and our everyday lives.

Critical minerals

Learn about Canada’s list of critical minerals as well as actions and initiatives that help promote Canada’s competitiveness.

Mining

Discover why Canada is a world leader in mining, including details on the broad benefits of mining to society and how mining contributes Canada's economy.

Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan

Find out how the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) will position mineral development in Canada for long-term success.

Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA)

Find information on Canada’s contributions to increasing transparency and deterring corruption in the extractive sector.

Kimberley Process for rough diamonds

Get detailed instructions on how to import and export rough diamonds and obtain a Kimberley Process certificate.

Canadian Certified Reference Materials Project

Learn about the Canadian Certified Reference Materials Project, order materials, and view certificates and prices.

CanmetMINING national mining collaborations

Read about the Green Mining Initiative Advisory Committee, the Mine Environment Neutral Drainage Program, and more.

Specialized R&D in the mining industry

Learn about radioactive waste stabilization and advanced separation technologies for better environmental performance.

Approved diesel engines

See the list of approved diesel engines for use in underground mines and confined locations.

Specialized mining services

Read about a range of specialized mining programs and activities, from geo-mechanics and rock mass characterization to micro-seismic monitoring and analysis to diesel engine certification.

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