Mines (Regulatory)


Mineral Exploration Assistance Program (MEAP)

Next Application Deadline –
To be determined

The Mineral Exploration Assistance Program (MEAP) provides financial assistance for non-fuel mineral exploration in Manitoba. The program is designed to increase exploration and to stimulate activities that could lead to the development of new mines and industrial mineral deposits in Manitoba.

The program is available to companies who are both registered to do business in Manitoba and are proposing mineral exploration projects in Manitoba. The program provides assistance between 25 - 50% of approved eligible expenditures based on the location of the proposed project. The percentages offered are 50% for the Flin Flon / Snow Lake region, 35% for remote regions and 25% for approved expenditures in the balance of Manitoba. A maximum of $200,000 per recipient per fiscal year is available.

The MEAP project assessment process has been changed to better direct support to projects with a high likelihood of success. Accordingly, project applications will be assessed and ranked on the following criteria:

  • Project located in a region suffering mine closure;
  • Successful completion of previous MEAP projects;
  • Projects which have secured funding;
    Project budget;
  • Projects which include diamond drill testing of defined targets;
  • Applicant a Manitoba-based company;
  • Applicant a new company to Manitoba;
  • New or continuing project;
  • Commodity type.

MEAP support will be allocated based on aggregate score. Low ranking projects may be rejected and directed to the Manitoba Prospectors Assistance Program (MPAP) for support.

IMPORTANT:  Please ensure to include information on previously approved MEAP projects over the past 3 years. Failure to include information on previously submitted MEAP projects will result in the rejection of the application.   

MEAP Information and Forms:

Summary: MEAP Application Procedures (PDF)
Program Qualifications and Eligibility Criteria (PDF)
How to Apply for MEAP (PDF)
To Request (apply) for Payment of Assistance; Additional MEAP Information (PDF)

The Mines and Minerals Act

Manitoba Regulation 64/92 - as it relates to Confidentiality and Report of Work (PDF)

Manitoba Regulation 65/92 - as it relates to Confidentiality and Report of Work (PDF)

MB5 - Application to Report and Apply Required Work
PDF editable/printable form
MB5 - English (instructions)
MB5 - Français (directives)
NOTE: This PDF is best printed on 8.5" x 14" (legal size) paper
Form 1 - Application for Assistance:
Form 1 Fillable Form (PDF) - Application for Assistance (instructions)
Form 1 non-fillable form (PDF) - Application for Assistance

Estimated Expenditures - Schedule A:
Schedule A Fillable Form (PDF) (instructions)
Schedule A non-fillable form (PDF)

Form 2 - Application for Payment of Assistance:
Form 2 Fillable Form (PDF) (instructions)
Form 2 non-fillable form (PDF)

Actual Expenditures - Schedule B:
Schedule B Fillable Form (PDF) (instructions)
Schedule B non-fillable form (PDF)


If you need assistance with the fillable forms, please call 1-800-223-5215.


For Further Information:

MEAP Coordinator
Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade
1395 Ellice Ave Suite 360
Winnipeg MB R3G 3P2
Telephone: 204 945-6586
Fax: 204 945-8427
Toll free: 1-800-223-5215
E-mail: meap@gov.mb.ca

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