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

Why Canada needs an EV battery strategy – now

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


We use Cobalt to keep moving, in things like:

  • Electric cars
  • Jet engines
  • Ceramics
  • Wind turbines
  • Batteries

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

October is #WomensHistoryMonth and throughout the month we will be spotlighting women who have contributed to the success of 🇨🇦's #mining sector #StayTuned

Today and every day, we honour the Indigenous children and families impacted by residential schools. We are committed to acknowledging this tragedy, supporting our employees’ learning and working together towards reconciliation. #NDTR @StoonTribalCncl @SaskTelCtr

Canadian Natural employees are wearing orange shirts in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We are committed to conducting our activities in a manner that respects the rights, interests and cultures of Indigenous peoples and communities. #EveryChildMatters

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