Ontario Focus


Ontario is a world-class mining jurisdiction and is among the top 10 jurisdictions in the world for mineral exploration spending. Ontario is one of the leading producers of gold, nickel and platinum group elements.

Canada is primed to capitalize on the rising global demand for critical minerals and materials that will power the clean energy transition and advanced manufacturing.

With about 61% of the province covered by the Canadian Shield and some of the oldest rocks on earth, Ontario sits at centre stage of this exploration. In 2020, Ontario’s mining sector produced $10.7 billion worth of minerals, which accounted for 24% of Canada’s total production value. 

With 142 active mutually beneficial land rights, consent, and impact benefit agreements in place between Indigenous communities and mining companies, over 75%  participation in lower emission carbon pricing schemes, and an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for historically underrepresented groups, the Province of Ontario is Leading the next generation of Canadian Mines.

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Thunder Bay, Mining Friendly region with the right Geology and a Unique Geological Setting

Many Advanced Projects in the region moving towards production with precious, base, high-tech, battery and critical metals and a planned Lithium Refinery

Area Mines produced approximately 780,000 ounces of gold and 208,000 ounces of palladium in 2020 – City of Thunder Bay

Northwestern Ontario's regional exploration and mining hub

Excellent infrastructure; international seaport, airport, rail and highway

100 year history of World-class Gold, PGE & VMS Mines

Mining Friendly with the Right Geology and Unique Geological Setting

Thunder Bay - Recent News

Rock Tech Lithium: Building the world's first 'closed loop' lithium company serving the European market starts construction of first of 5 European lithium refineries.

Green Technology Metals: Establishing a "vertically integrated business" involving Thunder Bay in serving the North American automotive industry.

Avalon Advanced Materials to start Thunder Bay Lithium Refinery construction by 2027.

Orefield Project




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