Mining

BACKGROUND

Because discovery opportunities still abound in the vast Great North, the Québec mining industry holds enormous potential. In fact, according to the Fraser Institute, Québec is one of the best mining territories in the world.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

In order to ensure its long-term growth and to maintain its advantageous market position, Québec’s mining industry will need to:

  • Maintain its investment attractiveness for mining companies;
  • Diversify its mineral production;
  • Avoid a shortage of qualified workers.

WHERE THE FONDS FITS IN

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ leverages its expertise, capital and vast network to:

  • Provide financial and strategic support to companies seeking to maximize their growth;
  • Allow companies to capitalize on market opportunities to develop value-creating projects;
  • Help create and keep jobs in Québec.
INVESTMENT PRIORITIES

Mining : The Fonds’ efforts are aimed primarily at the start-up of new production and offering support to Québec-controlled producing companies seeking to innovate and pursue their growth.

Exploration : By injecting funds into the working capital of mining companies, the Fonds is helping diversify mineral production in Québec while continuing to support the development of conventional metal production

FINANCING

The Fonds offers solutions tailored to your needs.

FINANCING SOLUTIONS

The Fonds tailors its offer to match the individual needs of its partner companies. We offer patient capital that takes into account the challenges businesses face and the time they need to see their projects to fruition. 

Our flexible financing options include:

  • Equity financing (common or preferred shares)
  • Unsecured debt, requiring no collateral (debenture)
FINANCING CRITERIA

The Fonds gives priority to businesses that satisfy, among others, the following criteria:

  • Competent, dynamic teams with operating experience;
  • Properties with potential, quality production;
  • Shareholders and officers receptive to investors, alliances and partnerships; 
  • Sound business plans;
  • Promising market and profitability outlook;
  • Competitive advantages;
  • Preservation and creation of lasting jobs

SPECIALIZED TEAM

There are many advantages to partnering with our team, including:

  • Solid expertise in the mining industry;
  • Financing tailored to your needs;
  • A multidisciplinary, seasoned and available team;
  • Strategic support in the short, medium and long terms;
  • Proactive and close by.

INVOLVEMENT IN THE INDUSTRY

The Fonds is actively involved in the mining industry.

SPECIALIZED FUNDS

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ has invested with the Government of Québec in:

  • SIDEX
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

The Fonds provides financial support to the following associations:

  • Association de l'exploration minière du Québec (AEMQ)
  • Minalliance

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Press Release

  • June 8, 2016

    Xplor 2016 to take place under the honorary presidency of Gaétan Morin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fonds de solidarité FTQ

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