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The mining industry is wrestling with a combination of issues it has not experienced before. While commodity prices are receding, investors are fleeing to more attractive industries. How much capital will eventually flow back to mining equities is in doubt, given the success of commodities ETFs. In these circumstances, many mining companies are concerned about protecting the business more than growing the business.

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Mining companies in this position need to rely on carefully crafted financial strategies that preserve value. This includes keeping a tight grip on all major risks, such as:


  • Commodity price risk
  • Liquidity risk
  • Operating cost escalation
  • Capital cost escalation
  • Capital allocation
  • Resource nationalism

Mining companies count on KPMG

KPMG’s depth of experience in the mining industry gives us a capacity to innovate that is truly vital in these times. We offer our clients leading edge thinking as we advise on strategies that help attain major business goals.


Toronto and Vancouver are among KPMG’s 14 Mining Centres of Excellence across the globe. In Canada, the nexus of the global mining industry, our mining group enjoys daily exposure to the highest concentration of mining companies and mining listings in the world. The Canadian firm is a driving force in KPMG's Global Mining Network, which shares intelligence among all national member firms. Located near areas with high levels of mining activity, our Global Mining Network enables us to serve clients with consistent quality at head office and the mine site.


Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA)


Find out how Canadian companies engaged in extractive oil and gas, and mining activities have to comply with ESTMA.

Pursuing thought leadership

At KPMG, we don’t just let thought leadership happen—we actively pursue it. Our attitude toward events and publications reflects our passion for advancing the state of the industry.


KPMG's Annual Mining Executive Forum has become an industry favourite for its credible and candid discussion of current issues. Keynote speakers are a who’s who of the mining C-Suite. Always filled to capacity, the Forum is held each September and alternates between Toronto, Vancouver and Denver. Learn more about our Forum.


At industry events, such as the PDAC Annual Convention, KPMG mining professionals are sought-after presenters. A Premier Sponsor of PDAC, KPMG also organizes private seminars and events during Convention week to share leading ideas. Click here to find out more about our PDAC events. We also participate in CPA webinars, among other events.


KPMG in Canada is also a member of the Mining Industry Task Force on IFRSs formed by CPA Canada and PDAC. Through the Taskforce, KPMG shares views on IFRS application issues of interest to mining companies which are published in a series of Viewpoint papers. The papers are available for download at


Insights into Mining is a new e-newsletter that synthesizes the latest thinking from KPMG’s sharpest minds. The key to this publication is originality, so it is one you will definitely want to open when it hits your in-box. We will only publish when we deem an idea to be worthy of your attention. Read or download our Insights into Mining newsletter here.


Mining M&A Quarterly is a roundup of the top global transactions in each quarter, accompanied by thoughtful analysis about M&A trends in particular commodities and regions. It is a collectable for many in the industry. For a list of our M&A Quarterly and other publications, click here.

Discover the KPMG difference

In the mining industry, KPMG is known for understanding current issues, attention to technical detail, and a relentless drive to innovate. Today’s mining challenges are unusually difficult, and most often call for financial solutions. Surround yourself with inspired KPMG mining professionals who can help you raise your game.


To find out more, contact your KPMG regional mining group leader.

Global Mining Institute

Global Mining Institute

The Global Mining Institute provides Mining executives with access to valuable industry research, thought leadership, events, webcasts and podcasts. Whilst we recognize the truly global nature of the Mining sector we have also included a regional sector focus on the Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific.


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Lee A. Hodgkinson

Lee A. Hodgkinson, Partner
National Industry Leader


Philippa P. Wilshaw

Philippa P. Wilshaw

Partner & GVA Mining Industry Leader


Daniel Denis

Daniel Denis

Partner & GMA Mining Industry Leader


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