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Economic Development

Greater Sudbury Development Corporation
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation provides information about new business start-up assistance, support programs and planning.

Timmins Economic Development Corporation
The Timmins Economic Development Corporation provides up-to-date economic reports, demographics and market intelligence on the community and surrounding regions. It also assists with site selection services, liaison services for project development and information on government assistance programs.

North Bay Economic Development Commission
The North Bay Economic Development Commission’s mandate is to provide business development assistance to companies interested in establishing a presence in North Bay or partnering with North Bay companies.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Trade Commissioner Services, Government of Canada
The Trade Commissioner Service helps Canadian mining supply and service companies succeed in the global marketplace and assists mining companies in the international marketplace to access Canadian mining products and services.

Geological Survey Organizations

Ontario Geological Survey
Ontario Geological Survey, Geoscience Program, based in Sudbury, is responsible for the collection, interpretation and dissemination of geological, geochemical and geophysical data. The OGS Resident Geologist Program provides comprehensive geoscience information, publications, library and advisory services to the public through a network of offices strategically located throughout the province.


Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM)
MNDM supports the mineral industry in Ontario by providing it with valuable information about the province’s geology. It also delivers and administers Ontario’s Mining Act to improve the investment climate for mineral development.

FedNor, an agency of Industry Canada, promotes economic growth, diversification, job creation and sustainable, self-reliant communities in Northern Ontario, by working with community partners and other organizations to improve small business access to capital, information and markets.

Industry Associations

Ontario Mining Association (OMA)
The Ontario Mining Association was established in 1920 to represent the mining industry of the province. It is one of the longest serving trade organizations in the country. OMA members are engaged in exploring, producing and processing mineral resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The OMA handles a broad range of duties on behalf of its members. The three major functions of the OMA include government relations, education and public communications.

Mining Supply and Service Associations

The Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA)
SAMSSA represents the interests of the largest concentration of expertise in mining supply/products and services from within the most recognized centre of mining excellence worldwide.

Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE)
Founded in 1981, The Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE) is the national voice for Canada’s mining equipment and service exporters.

Product Development and Innovation

The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT)
NORCAT works with the private and public sector as an economic development agent to create wealth through the intelligent deployment of appropriate technology, and as an agent supporting occupational health and safety in the workplace.

Prospectors Associations

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
The PDAC exists to protect and promote the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration sector and to ensure a robust mining industry in Canada. The PDAC will encourage the highest standards of technical, environmental, safety and social practices in Canada and internationally.

Ontario Prospectors Association
The Ontario Prospectors Association represents the interests of prospectors and the mineral exploration industry in Ontario.


The Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (CAMIRO)
CAMIRO was formed by a group of mining companies to promote and manage collaborative research. Former multi-sponsored research efforts MRD, MIROC and MITEC, have been amalgamated in CAMIRO to improve service, reduce duplication and increase the efficiency of administrative expenditures.

Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation

Sudbury’s new Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) is a collaborative research hub in the field of mining. It is a coalition of research institutes and academic faculty, working on key research themes identified as relevant and important by the mining industry. CEMI promotes a vision for Sudbury to become an international Centre for world-class, industry-driven research, advancing state-of-the-art concepts, processes, and methodologies in support of the regional, national, and international exploration and mining industries, and providers of mining services and supplies. CEMI’s research priorities, established with industry input, will focus on mining exploration, deep mining, integrated mine process engineering, automation and telerobotics, and environment and reclamation.

The Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO)
MIRARCO, founded in 1998, is a not-for-profit applied research and technical service company formed through collaboration between Laurentian University and the private and public sectors. MIRARCO promotes mining innovation and provides a bridge between researchers and industry.

Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC)
MERC was founded in 1996 as a semi-autonomous research centre within the Department of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University to initiate, promote, and conduct independent and collaborative university-government-industry research on mineral deposits and Precambrian geology worldwide.

Natural Resources Canada/CANMET
The Minerals and Metals Sector (MMS) of Natural Resources Canada is the federal government’s primary source of scientific and technological knowledge, and policy advice, on Canada’s mineral and metal resources and on explosives technology. MMS devotes a large portion of its resources to science and technology, and houses three of Canada’s premier scientific research institutions (the CANMET Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories, the CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, and the CANMET Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory).

Academic Institutions

Laurentian University
Laurentian University in Sudbury offers undergraduate, masters, and a PhD program in Earth Sciences. Over its 40-year history, it has adopted a personal and dedicated approach to education and learning, and offers some of the smallest class sizes in Ontario.

Cambrian College, Sudbury

Canadore College, North Bay

Northern College, Timmins

College Boreal

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