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Rock solid mining expertise

Over the past century, our mining supply and services industry has helped make Ontario one of the world’s top mining jurisdictions, one that is synonymous with modern mining.

Today, industry leaders in 75 countries count on technology and expertise from Ontario to help them meet tough mining challenges in harsh environments anywhere.

Here's why the world counts on our rock-solid mining products and expertise:

A global centre for mining expertise

From exploration through mine operation to eventual closing, Ontario suppliers offer state-of-the-art, effective solutions for every stage of mine development. More than 900 companies provide the technology and services that help bring $10.6 billion in minerals to market every year in Ontario alone, and billions more in countries worldwide.

Products and services include:

  • cutting-edge mobile and stationary equipment
  • remote control and automation systems
  • underground communication and tracking
  • ventilation
  • mapping and analysis technology for exploration and mine development
  • modern tailings solutions
  • training and logistics
  • investment advisors, legal services and the full range of engineering and consulting professionals.

Mining companies around the world have recognized the value of this unique expertise by partnering in its continuing evolution. Vale, Glencore, Newmont and KGHM, for example, are working with Ontario suppliers and a wide range of academic and government institutions to develop new solutions to pressing challenges in sustainable mining and ultra-deep mining.

High quality at competitive prices

The quality and reliability of mine expertise and technologies from Ontario are second to none. As a bonus, the costs are highly competitive.

Equipment manufacturing and R&D costs in Canada are the lowest of the G7 nations. Secondly, free trade agreements currently in place with 16 countries can further cut costs by reducing or eliminating tariffs.

Digging deep for safety and sustainability improvements

Made-in-Ontario underground communications systems — robust and effective in the toughest environments — can make a crucial difference both during routine operations and in emergency situations.

Many of the world’s top firms are either based in Ontario or have key technical operations here. As a result, mining companies around the world rely on Ontario for solutions relating to mine planning and construction, ventilation, tailings management, closure and many other challenging areas.

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Leading the innovation revolution

From pioneering the development of geographic information systems 50 years ago to developing today’s cutting-edge automated mining equipment, Ontario technologies are helping mining companies worldwide work smarter and more efficiently.

Autonomous and remote-controlled equipment, for example, are becoming increasingly important to the mining industry both for safety and productivity. Ontario suppliers have developed advanced technology used in both underground and open pit mines to handle hazardous material and operate equipment in harsh or precarious environments.

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