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COVID 19 – Measures to relaunch exploration

31 March 2020

We would like to update you about COVID-19 and its impacts on mineral exploration.

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Governement measures concerning tax return filing-due date

19 March 2020

The governments of Quebec and Canada have established certain measures relating to businesses and individuals’ tax treatment, in particular a carry-over of the balance of taxes payable. After verification, the measures also apply to the mining tax law. We invite you to read the following articles:



18 March 2020

In light of the global concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak and the Government of Quebec’s announcement on March 12, 2020, we would like to inform you of our status. At this time, the QMEA is continuing to operate as normal, including Explo Abitibi and Xplor 2020.


The first Standards developed for mineral exploration companies

23 October 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rouyn-Noranda, October 23, 2019 — The Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (QMEA) is celebrating the launch of a mineral exploration certification. This initiative is a world first for our industry and addresses environmental, social and economic concerns of stakeholders and investors. Two standards have been developed: – UL 2723 ECOLOGO Certification Program for […]


Join us at the Xplor 2019 Awards Gala! | QMEA

1 October 2019

The Xplor convention brings together stakeholders who contribute to the development of the mineral sector in Québec. It gathers more than 1,000 participants and 100 exhibitors under one roof. Every year, as part of the Xplor convention, the QMEA honours members who work to improve the development of mineral exploration. By recognizing these members’ contributions, […]


George Burns, will be the Honorary President of Xplor 2019

3 July 2019

It is with enthusiasm that the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (QMEA) announces that George Burns, President and CEO of Eldorado Gold Corporation, will be the Honorary President of Xplor 2019, on October 23-24. In addition to being present at the event, Mr. Burns will present a conference. Mr. Burns joined Eldorado Gold in 2017. Previously, […]


The Centre de formation professionnelle de la Baie-James (CFPBJ) has inaugurated a new high-fidelity mining equipment simulator.

19 June 2019

CHIBOUGAMAU, QC, May 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – The Centre de formation professionnelle de la Baie-James (CFPBJ) has inaugurated a new high-fidelity mining equipment simulator. The acquisition of this tool for training in the mining sector was made possible through initial funding for CFPBJ’s ore extraction study program. In addition, the Ministère de l’Éducation et […]



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