We’ve compiled the information and tools you need to discover the full potential of Northwestern Ontario’s mining industry.
Thunder Bay is currently home to an estimated 400-500 mine supply and service companies and has the capacity to support more businesses in the mining and exploration sector.
Industry Associations and Other Useful Links
CIM is a technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. The CIM’s mission is to provide leadership, quality services, and value to CIM members through technical forums, publications, professional and social networking opportunities, continuing education, and recognition of excellence programs. Visit the CIM website for more information.
OMA was established in 1920 to represent the mining industry of the province. Their fifty-seven members are engaged in exploring, producing and processing mineral resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The majority of the members are operating mines in Northern Ontario and produce gold, nickel, copper and a variety of other metals and minerals. Visit the OMA website for more information.
The objectives of the Ontario Prospectors Association are to represent and further the interests of the mineral exploration industry and the interests of prospectors. OPA’s mission is to enhance and promote the Ontario mineral exploration and development community to foster a healthy mining industry. Visit the OPA website for more information. Regional members of the OPA include the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association and Boreal Prospectors Association.
PDAC is a national association representing the interests of the mineral exploration and development industry. The association works to ensure a robust mineral industry in Canada, and encourage the highest standards of technical, environmental, safety and social practices in Canada and internationally. Visit the PDAC website for more information.
This information kit explains the purpose of mine development, identifies the main activities and players, and outlines opportunities for Aboriginal communities to get involved during mine development. Visit the Natural Resources Canada website for more information.
The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (MENDM) Northern Ontario makes up about 90 percent of Ontario, and is bigger than most provinces. The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (MENDM) serves this region and the province’s minerals industry. MENDM delivers provincial government programs and services in Northern Ontario. They also represent northern and mining interests at Queen’s Park. Visit the MENDM website for more information. The Mines and Minerals Division works to support responsible land use management and mineral resource development by administration of the Mining Act, providing public geoscience information and client services.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
The Minerals and Metals Sector (MMS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is the federal government’s main source of minerals- and metals-related economic and scientific knowledge, including statistics, sustainable development, commodities, technological expertise, and policy advice. Visit the NRCan website for more information.
Mining Sector Supply Chain Contacts
|Pure Gold Mining||604 788 email@example.com|
|Maria Forsythe||Materials Management Superintendent||Evolution Mining – Red Lakefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Macey||Supply Chain Manager||Impala Canadaemail@example.com|
|Rob Hicklin||Supply Chain Coordinator||Newmont Goldcorp Inc. – Musselwhite Minefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Supply Chain||Barrick Inc.||email@example.com|
Business Dev Officer
Supply Chain Manager
|New Gold Inc.|
Rainy River Project
|Procurement Director||Greenstone Gold Mines||905-8293134|
|Doug Sloss Procurement Warehouse||Coordinator||Harte Gold||807-230-0003 Ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
Mining Specific Education & Training Resources
Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (heavy equipment, pre-trades, driver training)
John Degiacomo – email@example.com
Buhler-Moore First Aid Services (CPR, First Aid)
Canadian Union of Skilled Workers
Chris Godda – firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan Reid – Evan1669@tbaytel.net
CAT-Toromont (operator and maintenance training)
Al Boehk – email@example.com
Confederation College (customized skilled trades/workforce training)
Carol Cline – firstname.lastname@example.org
Harold Lindstrom – email@example.com
Glen Drewes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Standard First Aid Training (first aid, CPR)
Heart 2 Heart First Aid and CPR Training
Intola Safety (customized safety training)
Jake Vandahl – email@example.com
Labourers Intl Union
Jamie Varga – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakehead University (geology,engineering, business, mineral processing)
Pete Hollings – email@example.com
Minodahmun Development (Greenstone area heavy equip training)
John Glover 519-272-3498
Nokiiwin Tribal Council
Audrey Gilbeau – firstname.lastname@example.org
NORCAT (skilled labour training, H&Safety, drill helper,confined spaces/heights)
Wayne Cerven – email@example.com
Northstream (supervisor awareness–drug, alcohol, COVID, and safety training)
Donna Nordstrom – firstname.lastname@example.org
North Superior Workforce Planning Board
Madge Richardson – email@example.com
NorthWest Training and Development (leadership, time management, stress, train the trainer)
Gary Phillips – firstname.lastname@example.org
ORIGIN-Immersive Link (VR Training and heavy equipment simulators)
Paul Giles – email@example.com
OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) (school to work program-CO-Op- intro for Grade 11,12 students to trades)
Roger Drcar – firstname.lastname@example.org
SPI Health and Safety (confined space, fall protection, lockout/tagout)
Darren Lasn – Darren.email@example.com
St.John Ambulance (first aid, CPR)
Taranis Training (heavy equipment training)