Media Contacts

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Media Relations
250 952-0628

Mining Association of BC

Alex McMillan
604 367-8697


About mining in B.C.
  • The mining sector is a foundational part of British Columbia’s economy, with a production value of $9 billion per year.
  • B.C. attracted a total investment of $8.7 billion between 2017 and 2020.
  • More than 3,700 B.C. suppliers throughout the province provide $2.9 billion worth of goods and services to B.C. mining operations.
  • Mining is a significant employer of Indigenous peoples in B.C. and the largest private-sector employer of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
  • B.C. is the first province to share mineral tax revenue with First Nations, having signed 48 benefit agreements.
    • Revenue sharing has provided $100 million to advance Indigenous community priorities and self-determination.
  • Through the CleanBC Facilities Electrification Fund and CleanBC Program for Industry, the Province is supporting mines in electrifying their operations, investing in clean technology and reducing their emissions.