With more than 35 years of experience advising resource companies in Canada and overseas, Smythe is recognized by industry leaders as the best choice for trusted business advice.

The Gold Standard for Professional Service

Smythe has a team of sector specialists providing a range of business advisory services to projects ranging from pure exploration through evaluation into pre-production businesses. With a high degree of practical, technical and commercial expertise we ranked eighth in Canada among auditors of mining and exploration companies by CA Magazine.

At Smythe we currently service approximately 100 mining and exploration companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges (TSX, TSX Venture and CNSX). A number of these companies are registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. As we are registered with the Canadian Public Accountability Board and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in the United States, we are able to perform audit and related services for public companies in both countries.

Our Services

  • Statutory and non-statutory audits
  • Assistance and support in filing prospectuses for IPOs and other public offerings
  • Assistance with filing statements, Information Circulars and other regulatory filings
  • Corporate tax advice including group structuring to minimize tax liability, BC Mining Exploration Tax Credit and flow-through shares
  • IFRS consulting
  • Business risk analysis and financial due diligence
  • Audits of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Assistance with flow through share investment for individual investors (view cost chart here)

International Experience

Smythe is a member of Allinial Global, which connects us to member firms in major markets worldwide. For our clients in mining and exploration who may have operations in other countries, this means seamless access to accounting, financial reporting and tax expertise in those international markets.

Our partners, managers and professional staff have extensive experience working with clients who have operations in many major markets where we coordinate services with our affiliates including Australia, the United Kingdom, Africa, Central and South America, Mexico, Russia, Malaysia and the United States.

We are also proud to have a Spanish-speaking senior member in our Resources Group whose role is to coordinate services directly with our Central and South American based affiliates. This strengthens the liaison between Smythe and our Latin American based clients.


The CICA and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) created the Mining Industry Task Force on IFRSs to share views on IFRS application issues of relevance to junior mining companies. Topics available for free download can be found here.

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