Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) produces high-quality metal, non-metal and industrial mineral products sold nationally and internationally. Newfoundland and Labrador produces more iron ore than any other jurisdiction in Canada, is second in nickel production, and third in copper production behind Ontario and British Columbia.
Mining Industry NL is a not-for-profit industry association that represents all sectors of the mineral industry. Its objective is the growth of the industry for the economic and social benefit of all of the people of the province.
As the only business association exclusively representing the entire mineral industry, MINL has a broad mandate to promote the mineral potential of the province, attract investment and build strong relations throughout the entire mining value chain, including exploration (prospecting community and junior exploration companies), mining (mine developers and producers) and supports (supply and service firms).
MINL serves as the primary representative and spokesperson for the mineral industry in the province. The MINL Board of Directors reviews and provides insights on provincial and federal policies and regulations that affect the industry. Additionally, our staff and industry experts actively participate in committees focused on Health and Safety as well as Workforce and Skills Development.