Service Interruption Notification
Between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016, iMaQs may be periodically unavailable due to system upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience.
It has come to our attention that the Expiry Date for mining claims on the iMaQs map viewer and on the Mining and Quarrying in map in the Map Gallery is incorrect. In both of these viewers the Expiry Date is one day too soon. To find the correct date, use the Mining Search function in iMaQs to determine the Expiry Date.
APPLICATION REJECTION POLICY
The Mines Branch has instituted a new application rejection policy effective April 1, 2015. The policy is aimed at incomplete applications that slow down processing of applications that are complete. When an application is rejected the application fees will be returned whenever possible. Further information and a listing of reasons for application rejection can be found here.
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.
Previous Informational Notices
Important notices and regulatory information which may affect claims and staking.
iMaQs - Integrated Mining and Quarrying System
iMaQs allows you to submit applications and maintain your dispositions from any computer connected to the Internet.
Mineral Resources Approvals Tracker
The Mineral Resources Approvals Tracker allows applicants to follow their applications for work permits and mineral tenure through the government approvals process.
Procedures for Crown Consultation with Aboriginal Communities (draft)
The Government of Manitoba recognizes it has a duty to consult in a meaningful way with First Nations, Métis communities and other Aboriginal communities when any proposed provincial law, regulation, decision or action may infringe upon or adversely affect the exercise of an aboriginal right or treaty right of that Aboriginal community.
Now available on-line, see the GIS Map Gallery.
Land Access & Sustainable Development
To help plan your exploration program go to the land access map for basic land use and land tenure information affecting access for mineral exploration.
Mineral Exploration Licence Map
Map of current claims & mineral exploration licences in PDF. Please see the GIS Map Gallery for the most up to date information on mineral dispositions.
Current to December 18, 2015
Exploration & Mining Guide
Don't know how to proceed with the next step in your exploration program? This document will help guide you through the various permits, applications, permissions, etc. that are needed at each level of exploration.
GIS Map Gallery
Examine interactive maps in our GIS Map Gallery, including Manitoba Mineral Dispositions, Assessment & Mineral Disposition History, and Geology.
Applications and other related forms for mining crown quarry minerals and privately owned aggregate minerals are available online.
Conservation FAQs Regarding Quarrying
A brief guide on how to stake a claim in Manitoba.