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The mining sector is one of the most prominent in Kapuskasing. Mining employs many residents in the region and several mining supply and service companies have their head office in Kapuskasing. Our strategic location offers many competitive advantages.


Strategically located on the road, rail and air networks serving the Northern Ontario mining industry, Kapuskasing is the ideal location for equipment manufacturers and service providers looking to expand their business in the Ontario market. Kapuskasing provides easy access to major urban centres across the north and is an important service centre for a population base of 15,000.

Mining Operations

There are 12 active mining operations within Ontario's Golden North itself, plus an additional 9 mines at an advanced stage of development. The region is home to the Detour Lake mine, Canada's second-largest gold-producing mine and the mine with the largest gold reserves. World-leading producers such as GoldcorpGlencore and Agnico-Eagle also have operations here.

In addition, more than 40 other mines currently in operation or under development can be reached within 400 km (250 mi) of Kapuskasing.


Ontario's Golden North

Sudbury Region

West Quebec

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The Town of Kapuskasing and its airport can also be a strategic hub for future development of the Ring of Fire area, located approximately 400 km (250 mi) to the north. Rich in deposits of chromite and other minerals, the Ring of Fire is one of the most promising mineral development opportunities in Ontario in almost a century. Kapuskasing is the Golden North community nearest to the Ring of Fire area.

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