Canada is recognized as a leading mining nation, with mineral production topping CA$48B in 2019. Our minerals sector, which includes exploration, mining and related support activities, primary processing, and downstream product manufacturing, is a mainstay of the economy that supports jobs and economic activity in every region. Minerals are produced in every province and territory. The top four provinces, Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, accounted for over three-quarters of Canada’s total value of mineral production in 2019.
In 2019, the direct contribution of Canada’s minerals and metals sector to Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) was CA$71 billion, which represented 3.3% of Canada’s total GDP. The indirect impacts from the minerals and metals sector added a further $38 billion to GDP, for a total impact of $109 billion. Mining materials requires a variety of specialized equipment, such as crushers, screens, washers/classifiers, conveyors, and air separators.
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