Supporter Spotlight: Chris Hodgson - May 2021

Supporter Spotlight: Chris Hodgson - May 2021

“Supporter Spotlight” features Canadians with a passion for Canada’s Natural Resource sector. Our spotlight this month is Chris Hodgson, President of the Ontario Mining Association. Chris talks to us about the importance of mining for our communities, economy and environment. ...

Canada is Setting the Global Standard for Sustainable Mining

Canada is Setting the Global Standard for Sustainable Mining

Key Points • Made-in-Canada initiatives are bringing global recognition to our mining industry as one of the most sustainable in the world • Canadian companies are voluntarily applying sustainable practices required at home in operations around the globe • Canada's world-class...

Canada’s Mining Industry Should Capitalize on the Push for More EVs

Canada’s Mining Industry Should Capitalize on the Push for More EVs

Key Points • Canada, with its vast natural resource reserves, is well-positioned to supply nickel, copper, and other essential components used in the production of electric vehicles (EVs) • Canada's extractive mining sector contributes immensely to our economy; when our natura...

Canada's Mining Industry from a First-Person, Indigenous Viewpoint

Canada's Mining Industry from a First-Person, Indigenous Viewpoint

Since the first week of May is mining week in Canada, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned about mining. I am a heavy equipment operator in an open-pit mine in Northern Alberta, so I guess that makes me a miner too.Canada's Vast Resources... Did you know that C...

Uranium in Canada: Everything You Need to Know

Uranium in Canada: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that Canada is the second largest global producer and exporter of uranium?! Canada is also home to the 4th largest reserves with most of our production coming the McArthur River and Cigar Lake mines in Northern Saskatchewan, two of the largest and highest-grade m...

Potash in Canada: Everything You Need to Know

Potash in Canada: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that Canada is the largest producer and exporter of potash in the world?! Canada also is home to the 2nd largest global potash reserves, with 1.2 billion tonnes - or about 1/5th of the world’s supply. Potash is just one of the natural resources that Canada has in...

Supporter Spotlight: Tyler Gigg -  Sept. 2020

Supporter Spotlight: Tyler Gigg - Sept. 2020

“Supporter Spotlight” features Canadians with a passion for Canada’s Natural Resource sector. Our first spotlight is Tyler Gigg, an avid skier, father of 3 and mine worker in Northern Alberta. Canada Action:  Tyler Gigg!  Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us tod...

Canadian Industries with the Highest Labour Productivity

Canadian Industries with the Highest Labour Productivity

Which industries have the highest labour productivity in Canada, and why does it matter? Labour productivity measures the hourly output of a nation’s economy, or the contribution to the economy per hour of labour put in. As a function of capital intensity, labour force quality...

Mining Sector in Canada: 15+ Mind-Blowing Facts

Mining Sector in Canada: 15+ Mind-Blowing Facts

Canada's mining sector is an incredibly important part of our national wealth and prosperity. Accounting for more than 426,000 direct jobs in mineral extraction, smelting, fabrication and manufacturing, the industry contributed nearly $100 billion to Canada’s gross domestic p...

Mining in Ontario: 15 Interesting Facts

Mining in Ontario: 15 Interesting Facts

Did you know that Ontario is a hotbed for mining activity in Canada? The industry is active in all parts of the province in a diverse set of communities including Sudbury, Windsor, Midland, Timmins, Perth, Marathon, North Bay and Attawapiskat to name a few. The further north y...