The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is the national organization of the Canadian mining industry. We represent companies involved in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication. Our member companies account for most of Canada’s output of metals and minerals.
MAC’s functions include advocacy, stewardship and collaboration. Our goals are to promote the industry’s interests nationally and internationally, to work with governments on policies affecting minerals, to inform the public and to encourage member firms to cooperate to solve common problems. We work closely with provincial and territorial mining associations, other industries, and environmental and community groups in Canada and around the world.
Data and Sources
This annual report reflects currently available data, the majority from 2020, though some from prior years and some from 2021. Dollar amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless noted otherwise.
Author: Brendan Marshall, Vice President, Economic and Northern Affairs
Acknowledgments: This report could not have been prepared without the significant assistance of the dedicated staff of the Minerals and Metals Sector at Natural Resources Canada. Special thanks are also extended to Cynthia Waldmeier from MAC and Monique Laflèche.