Mining

— Feb 28, 2017
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Annual Survey of Mining Companies: 2016

The Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2016, rates 104 jurisdictions around the world based on a combination of their geologic attractiveness for minerals and metals and their policy attractiveness. This year, Saskatchewan ranks as the top jurisdiction in the world, followed by Manitoba.

— Feb 28, 2017
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Permit Times for Mining Exploration in 2016

Permit Times for Mining Exploration in 2016 finds that Canadian jurisdictions are competitive globally when it comes to approving exploratory mining permits, but some provinces are falling behind, and jurisdictions in the U.S., Australia and Scandinavia are more transparent and offer more certainty to miners in the permitting process.

— Jun 8, 2016
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Annual Survey of Mining Companies: 2015

The Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies, 2015, rates 109 jurisdictions around the world based on a combination of their geologic attractiveness for minerals and metals and their policy attractiveness. For the second consecutive year, Saskatchewan ranks as the top jurisdiction in Canada and finishes second worldwide behind Western Australia.

— Feb 23, 2016
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Permit Times for Mining Exploration

Permit Times for Mining Exploration: How Long Are They? is the Fraser Institute’s first ever survey about permit times—the length of time it takes mining companies to get approval for mining exploration. The study compares the efficiency, transparency and certainty of the permitting processes in jurisdictions across Canada, based on the experiences and opinions of mining industry professionals. It finds that permit times for mining exploration are increasing across Canada and especially in Ontario.

— Sep 24, 2015
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Mining and Aboriginal Rights in Yukon

Mining and Aboriginal Rights in Yukon: How Certainty Affects Investor Confidence finds that the legal certainty established by modern land claim agreements in Yukon — once seen as an advantage in attracting new investment — is now being undermined by Canadian courts. Specifically, the courts have forced unforeseen obligations upon governments and third-parties, beyond the requirements already spelled out in modern treaties, thus leading to a decline in investor confidence. The study warns that Yukon’s experience could be a harbinger of uncertainty right across the country and particularly British Columbia.

— Feb 24, 2015
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Survey of Mining Companies 2014

Based on the input of 485 mineral exploration and development company executives, the Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies: 2014 ranks Finland as the most attractive mining jurisdiction in world for investment and exploration. Five Canadian jurisdictions finished in the top 10 worldwide: Saskatchewan (2), Manitoba (4), Quebec (6), Newfoundland and Labrador (8) and Yukon (9).

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Mining Research Experts

  • Associate Professor of Economics, University of Nevada
  • Senior Director, Center for Natural Resource Studies, Fraser Institute