XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress

September 11-15, Québec City Convention Center

Québec and Canada

Québec: the Fortified City

Located along the Saint Lawrence River, Québec City is the oldest French-speaking city in North America. Home to the only fortified walls in North America (north of Mexico), the Ramparts of Québec City were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985. With a rich history and culture, this city continues to excite visitors with seasonal festivals and world-renowned cuisine.

The value of mining in 2012 for the province was $8.2 billion, representing 18% of the country’s total. Given the proximity of Aboriginal communities to mining operations, relationships are established to maximize the communities’ involvement and benefits. The Canadian mining industry is the largest private sector employer of Aboriginal people, and employment is expected to increase.

CRÉDIT / CREDIT: Jean-François Bergeron, Enviro Foto
Credit: Jean-François Bergeron, Enviro Foto

Canada Uncovered

As the second largest country in the world, Canada covers nearly 10 million square kilometers stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean. With more than 35 million inhabitants across a vast variety of landscapes, there are endless facets to this beautiful country.

Canada is a significant player in the world of mining and mineral processing, employing 418,000 workers in mineral extraction, smelting, fabrication and manufacturing. The country has made great strides in reducing mining’s environmental impacts through the actions of individual companies, government regulations and various standards.

Well positioned as a leading player in mineral processing, Canada offers the international community a unique opportunity to showcase research and technology.