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All BC Com­mu­ni­ties are Min­ing Com­mu­ni­ties

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Min­ing helped build Bri­tish Columbia into the prov­ince it is to­day. For gen­er­a­tions, min­ing has been a crit­i­cal source of jobs, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment and pros­per­ity in every re­gion of our prov­ince. What is the ben­e­fit to the

City of Sur­rey? In 2018 alone, 190 com­pa­nies sold more than $111 mil­lion in goods and ser­vices to the min­ing in­dus­try. Sur­rey is, in fact, one of the big­gest bene­fac­tors of BC’S min­ing in­dus­try.

The ben­e­fits of min­ing con­tinue across the prov­ince. The in­dus­try gen­er­ates:

• $12.3 bil­lion in eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity;

• 33,000 + di­rect and in­di­rect jobs; and

• $1 bil­lion in di­rect pay­ments to gov­ern­ment to sup­port health­care, ed­u­ca­tion and pub­lic ser­vices.

The gains can be seen in both ur­ban as well as ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties. In fact, 34% of the 3,730 Bc-based busi­nesses that sup­ply ma­te­ri­als, goods and ser­vices to the min­ing in­dus­try are in Metro Van­cou­ver. These Bcbased com­pa­nies gen­er­ated nearly $1 bil­lion in eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity for the Lower Main­land, sup­port­ing jobs and fam­i­lies through­out the re­gion, in­clud­ing Sur­rey. To­day, the min­ing in­dus­try, and the lo­cal busi­nesses that sup­port it, con­tinue to be foun­da­tional to our prov­ince’s econ­omy while pro­vid­ing the min­er­als and met­als we all de­pend on – es­sen­tial prod­ucts that are in­te­gral to the global tran­si­tion to a lower car­bon econ­omy.

It’s an in­dus­try that Bri­tish Columbians can be proud of.

To find out more, visit min­ing.bc.ca

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