THE VOICE OF THE CANADIAN

MINING INDUSTRY SINCE 1935

Facts and Figures 2017

MAC’s annual flagship publication detailing the latest trends in the Canadian mining industry.

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 2016, though some from prior years and some from 2017. Dollar amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless noted otherwise.

Author: Brendan Marshall, Vice President, Economic and Northern Affairs

Editing/Design: West Coast Editorial Associates / McKenna Design & Strategy

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 Jessica Draker from MAC and Monique Laflèche.

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