In terms of policy factors alone, the territory now ranks 55th out of 62 jurisdictions.
The Canadian mining sector employs approximately 665,000 people.
The territory ranked among the world's top 10 most-attractive mining jurisdictions.
Capital is mobile and will flow to jurisdictions with sound regulatory regimes and competitive fiscal policies.
Fully 78 per cent of survey respondents cited disputed land claims as deterrents to investment in B.C.
All three territories improved their rank in this year's survey.