Fact Sheet: Mining Sector

Canada is a leading mining nation. The mining sector covers mineral extraction and activities in support of mining and quarrying. The industry encompasses an estimated 1,400 companies specializing in mining and mineral exploration and more than 3,000 suppliers of equipment and services.

Statistics for 2013

  • Percent of GDP: 1.8%
  • Direct employment in Canada: 114,731 jobs
  • Exports: $38.4 billion

Source: Statistics Canada

Top five export markets

United States, United Kingdom, China, Japan, Hong Kong

Priority Markets

Australia, Burkina Faso, Burma, Chile, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, European Union, GhanaIndia, Japan, Kazakhstan, MadagascarMali, Mexico, MongoliaPanama, Peru, Philippines, Russia*Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United States, Zambia