Global Business Reports


Margarita Todorova, Micah Lanez, Maya Ordoñez

Ontario Mining and Toronto's Global Reach 2024

February 27, 2024

Inflation, volatile markets, and geopolitical tensions are testing Ontario's miners and explorers. Despite high metals prices in the past year, rising costs for miners and a lack of capital for explorers have challenged the industry. Furthermore, the mining sector’s persistent labor shortages continue, hindering Ontario’s efforts to exploit its abundant deposits of critical minerals in areas like the Ring of Fire.

Nevertheless, they push forward: exploring, developing, and mining Ontario’s rugged terrain. Meanwhile, the government sought to streamline the creation of new mines with the Building More Mines Act, made a home for Volkswagen and Stellantis-LG electric battery factories, and continued to boost local exploration through incentives such as the Ontario Junior Exploration Program (OJEP) and the Critical Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (CMETC). In spite of adversity, Canada’s Heartland Province has the potential to be the epicenter of the green energy transition and maintain its status as Canada’s golden province.

GBR’s annual Ontario Mining and Toronto’s Global Reach 2024 report draws from over 100 interviews with leading executives from major producers, associations, juniors, consultants, investors, and service providers, to provide an in-depth and holistic view of what is happening now, and more pertinently, what could happen in the years ahead.


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Chile Mining 2024 Pre-Release

The Chilean mining renaissance has begun. In 2024, the country is set to experience its first increase in copper production since 2018, driven by Codelco’s production surge and Teck Resources’ Quebrada Blanca II coming online. This year also saw the first major regulatory update since 1983 with amendments to Law No. 21,420, which modernized the mining framework. The government has shown strong support for the industry by committing to reduce permit processing times by a third and proposing 20 actionable measures to streamline processes. Additionally, Chile classified its 69 saline environments, leaving 31 open for private development and initiating a request for information process in April to rapidly advance these areas.



"We plan to double our copper production by the end of the decade. There remains significant upside potential in the gold industry, and the copper operations are strategic and additive to that."