A FMC gives you the right to say "I'm not a tourist - I'm a miner. (Which is true, even if you are a prospector.)
BCeIDs are free. Click to Get Started.
When you are asked for your "business type", select "Proprietorship".
If you are not a business that is already registered in BC, you may have to prove your identity in BC.
See the BCeID Frequently Asked Questions.
The cost of a FMC for an individual is $25 per year until you are 65, and free every year after that.
A corporation, trust company, insurer or chartered bank that is registered in BC can acquire or renew a FMC at a cost of $500 per year.
A partnership registered in BC can get a FMC if all partners qualify for one. The cost is $25 per year, or if any partners are corporations, $500 per year.
See the FMC Frequently Asked Questions on the government's website.
You can also print out a form, fill it in, and mail it with a cheque for $25 for an individual or $500 for a corporation, payable to Minister of Finance, to:
Mineral Titles Branch
300 - 865 Hornby Street
See Free Miner Certificate for an Individual for the form and more information.
If you are using Firefox or Google Chrome, the form might not work. If this is happening to you, the page has a link to a different Application Form for Firefox and Chrome. There are also links for Corporate and Partnership FMC application forms.
You can also print your FMC using the MTO system.
You need a Business BCeID and password to logon to the MTO system.