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Mining Supply and Services


Greater Sudbury is home to the largest integrated mining complex in the world. It is located on a famous geological feature that has one of the largest concentrations of nickel-copper sulphides on the planet.

Mining supply and service firms
in annual exports
People Employed

Industry statistics

The Greater Sudbury mining complex contains nine operating mines, two mills, two smelters and a nickel refinery. It also consists of more than 300 mining supply firms employing more than 12,000 people and generating approximately $4 billion in annual exports.

We are home to North America’s highest concentration of mining expertise. From capital equipment to consumables, engineering to mine construction and contracting, from mapping to automation and communications – our companies are innovators. If you’re looking for the latest in mining technology or thinking of establishing a presence in the industry – you should be looking to Sudbury.

Mining exports

We can help you access international markets through our mining export programs.

Unique to Northern Ontario companies is the Northern Ontario Exports Program, which can help you grow your business scope and reach national and international markets.

Mining research and innovation

Greater Sudbury supports the local mining sector through advanced research and innovation.

Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) develops innovative ways to improve safety, productivity and environmental performance within the mining sector. This allows mining companies to achieve faster results and a better rate of return.

Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO)

The MIRARCO is the largest non-profit research firm in North America, serving global natural resources by turning knowledge into profitable innovative solutions.

Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT)

NORCAT is a non-profit corporation that includes the NORCAT Underground Centre, a state-of-the-art training facility that provides a space for testing new automated equipment.

Supporting industries

Many mining manufacturing companies have developed in Greater Sudbury to further support the mining industry. You can save shipping costs by purchasing equipment that was manufactured locally.