Welcome to the Mining Association of Canada

Since 1935, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has been the national voice of the Canadian mining industry. Working alongside our members, MAC promotes the industry nationally and internationally.

Promoting the Canadian Mining industry nationally & internationally.

Working alongside our members, MAC promotes the industry nationally and internationally, works with governments on policies affecting the sector and educates the public on the value mining brings to the economy and the daily life of Canadians.

Mining in Canada

Featured News & Resources

Situation critical for Canadian minerals extraction

TSM Climate Change Protocol

The purpose of this TSM protocol is to facilitate continual performance improvements in the mining sector related to the management of climate-related risks and opportunities, including associated mitigation and adaptation strategies, target-setting and reporting.

MAC Address to Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

The pandemic impacted all industries to some degree, and Canada’s mining sector was not immune to its effects, but the past 20 months have highlighted the resiliency of our industry in the face of unprecedented challenges.

Towards Sustainable Mining: What is It? ​How We Are Involved?​

The Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative allows mining companies to turn high-level environmental and social commitments into action on the ground. LEARN MORE

The TSM Guiding Principles are backed by a suite of protocols that mining companies measure and publicly report their performance against in the annual TSM Progress Reports. LEARN MORE


Metallurgical Coal creates the materials we need, for things like:

  • Wind Turbines
  • Cement
  • Electricity
  • Carbon Fibre
  • Water filtration
  • Steel

Mining Facts

Explore the many contributions of mining in everyday life...

Minerals and metals are the building blocks of the computers and smartphones we rely on, of the vehicles and public transit that get us places, of the buildings where we live and work, and of green technologies that help make the world a more sustainable place.

Latest from Twitter

🇨🇦 #mining companies use world-leading innovation to produce crude oil - a mixture of hydrocarbons that’s used in everything from video game controllers to jet fuel #CdnMiningMatters

#Mining is key to low-carbon tech 👇: "#EVs overtook smartphones and other high-tech devices for the first time last year as the main driver of #cobalt demand, with the sector consuming 59,000 tonnes of the battery #metal, or 34% of the total globally"

🇨🇦 #mining companies produce #titanium, an especially strong and light metal used to make paints, dyes and medical instruments #CdnMiningMatters

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