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Minerals Policy and Business Development


Since 1995, Manitoba has offered over $38 million in direct financial assistance for mineral exploration in the province through the Mineral Exploration Assistance Program (MEAP) and the Prospectors Assistance Program (MPAP). Information on these and other exploration and development incentives are provided below:

Mineral Exploration Assistance Program (MEAP)

Manitoba Prospector's Assistance Program (MPAP)

Manitoba Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (MMETC)

Mining and Exploration Tax Incentives
dReductions in mining taxation
dOther Tax Reductions

June, 2015

Double Required Work Credits:

Manitoba has introduced double work assessment credits for all eligible exploration expenses incurred in calendar years 2014 to 2016 to help companies explore through these challenging economic times. Manitoba is the only Canadian jurisdiction to offer double assessment credits.


Related News Releases:

June 23, 2014
Province Invests in New Mineral Exploration

November 19, 2013
New Incentives for Mineral Exploration Designed to Create More Jobs, Boost Economy

March 7, 2011
Mineral Exploration Assistance Program Renewed for 2011 by Province

June 1, 2010
Mineral Exploration Assisted with $1 Million

January 22, 2010
Province Boosts Mineral Exploration With $1.4-Million Assistance Program

July 14, 2009
Spring Offering for Mineral Assistance Supports $12 Million in Mineral Exploration

January 30, 2009
Provincial Assistance Program Yields $26 Million In Mineral Exploration: Rondeau

May 23, 2008
Manitoba Mineral Exploration Supported with Renewed Assistance

February 29, 2008
Mining Industry Continues To Thrive In Manitoba: Minister

November 16, 2007
Renewed Assistance For Mineral Exploration Reaps Positive Returns: Rondeau

July 11, 2007
Province Announces Tax Credit Incentive Renewed

July 11, 2007
Mining Assistance Funding Nets Positive Results

January 24, 2007
Mining Assistance Funding Yields Record $34 Million in Mineral Exploration

May 11, 2006
More Assistance for Minerals Industry

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