Benefits of British Columbia’s Mining Supply Chain
The mining sector is vital to British Columbia, and is at the core of communities throughout the province. Not only does it provide well-paying, family-supporting jobs that have sustained generations of British Columbians, it is a cornerstone of community development. Mining creates opportunities in urban and regional centres, as well as in local towns and communities across the province, often in partnership with First Nations.
BC’s mineral explorers, mines, smelters, and the local businesses supporting them are at the forefront of the province’s economy, driving future economic growth. Importantly, the minerals and metals the sector provides are essential to the energy transition, and efforts to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
BC’s mining sector is also at the forefront of economic reconciliation with First Nations through partnerships, benefits agreements, mineral tax revenue sharing, and actively procuring goods and services from First Nations-affiliated businesses.
In essence, the mining sector is not just an economic sector — it’s a catalyst for progress, helping shape and drive BC’s future.