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.
The Mining Association of Canada is pleased to have its 30 Things resource to showcase the essential role mining plays in our daily lives.
Did you Know?
Just as we as individuals depend on mining to support our daily lives, Canada relies on the industry to keep the economy humming. Mining is one of Canada’s most important economic sectors and a major job creator.
Around the world, countries want Canadian investment. They want us for how we go about our business, how we work with communities and raise standards. We are one of the safest jurisdictions for mining in the world, and the Canadian mining sector’s commitment to responsible environmental and social practices is widely recognized internationally.
Key findings from MAC’s Facts & Figures 2019 report:
- According to the Natural Resource Governance Institute, in 2018, extractive sector companies reported payments of more than $10.4 billion to Canadian governments.
Source: Facts & Figures 2019 (Mining Association of Canada)