The territory ranked among the world's top 10 most-attractive mining jurisdictions.
Seventy-five per cent of survey respondents said uncertainty around protected areas was a deterrent to investment.
The mining industry plays a central role in the province's economic growth and job creation.
More than one-third of respondents indicated that uncertainty around environmental regulations dissuaded investment in Ontario.
Fully 78 per cent of survey respondents cited disputed land claims as deterrents to investment in B.C.