Global Business Reports


Mariolga Guyon, Kolby Kaller

Québec Mining 2022

November 15, 2022

Québec routinely ranks among the top of the Fraser Institute’s Annual Survey of Mining Companies when it comes to investment attractiveness. Located within a politically stable country, the province boasts a diverse resource base, a uniquely favorable financial environment, access to skilled labor and green energy, and a strong history of mining. 

From brownfield projects in the Abitibi driven by troves of historic data to greenfield lithium exploration in uncharted territories, Québec is home to the next generation of mining. Here, digitalization and robotization are not simply buzzwords; as a collective force, the mining ecosystem is working to ensure that an industry so essential for the future is not powered by technologies of the past.

Drawing from over 90 interviews with leading industry executives, Global Business Reports presents its annual guide to Québec’s mining sector, featuring companies spanning the full value chain, from government-backed financial institutions to innovation-driven service providers and the host of producers and juniors that continue to propel the industry forward. 


Tembo Power is developing hydropower projects across Africa with a focus on DRC.
Chesser Resources is upbeat about its Diamba Sud gold resource in Eastern Senegal.
Robocon speaks with GBR about the outlook for its services in Peru.
"Our product innovation process involves gathering client feedback and submitting it to the factory, which determines which ideas to pursue based on economic considerations."


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."