Job Postings

Posted Oct.19.2016

The Treasury Board Secretariat ERU (Ministry of Northern Development and Mines) is looking for an Assistant Deputy Minister, Mines and Minerals, the job location is Sudbury, ON.  Please click here for job description

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is looking for a Geoscience Data Processor, Resident Geologist Program, the job location is South Porcupine, ON.  Please click here for job description

Prospecting Course!!

Posted Oct.7.2016

Location:  Lakehead University Room CB2019

Dates for Course:  Friday, October 14 - 7 to 10 pm, Saturday, October 15 - 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday, October 16 - 9 am to 5 pm, Friday, October 21 - 7 to 10 pm, Saturday, October 22 - 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday, October 23 - 9 am to 5 pm

Please see attachment Prospecting-course_October-2016     



Junior Exploration Assistance Program 2 (JEAP 2)

Posted May.30.2016

The Ontario Prospectors Association announces JEAP 2 has commenced!!  The program will provide rebates of up to 33.33% (maximum of $100,000.00 per project).  Please see the Instructions for applying and the Guidebook for more information.

JEAP_Guidebook _ May 2016_i

Instructions for Applying for JEAP_May_2016_i

Application Funding Form_May_2016_i

SCHEDULE D_May_2016_i


Final Application Form_May_2016_i

2016 Northeastern Ontario Mines & Minerals Symposium

Posted Mar.16.2016

Click here to access the NE Symposium Page.


Posted Mar.4.2016

Please check back for the next round of funding to be announced at the end of May!!

2016 Northwestern Ontario Mines & Minerals Symposium “Seeking Minerals for the Future”

Posted Feb.8.2016

Click here the-future to access the NW Symposium Page.

JEAP: Junior Exploration Assistance Program

Posted Dec.15.2015

The Ontario Prospectors Association has entered into an agreement with NOHFC to provide Junior's funding.  More information to follow when available.

Symposia Notice

Posted Sep.2.2015


After extensive analysis of the economic conditions and state of our Industry, the Ontario Prospectors Association's Board of Directors have decided to not proceed with the Sudbury Ontario Exploration & Geoscience Symposium in November.

The Spring event (NW Symposium - Thunder Bay, April 5 & 6, 2016 will continue as planned.

The Board of Directors regret any inconvenience this decision has caused it's members and supporters.

Ontario Prospectors Association has T-Shirts!!!

Posted Mar.17.2015

Click here to view OPA T-Shirts For Sale  T-Shirts for sale $20.00 plus shipping and handling $25.00.  Contact Susan 866.259.3727 or 807.622.3284 or 


2014 OPA Award Winners

Posted Nov.5.2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Award Winners!!!

Ontario Exploration Corporation - Prospectors Assistance
If you have properties in Ontario we want to help explore them. Funding up to $10,000 is available to qualified applicants through the Ontario Exploration Corporation. Click here for more information.