Canada is a leading mining nation, producing over 60 minerals and metals and is one of the top five countries in the production of 11 major minerals and metals. The sector covers mineral extraction, primary metal manufacturing, non-metallic mineral products, and fabricated metal products manufacturing. Support activities are also included in this sector, such as mineral exploration, and mining equipment and services suppliers. The industry includes more than 1,400 companies specializing in mining and mineral exploration, and more than 3,000 suppliers of equipment and services.

Markets offering opportunities in this sector

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Asia Pacific






Here are the latest events taking place in Canada and abroad in this sector. We invite you to check back regularly for updates.


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