The mining industry plays a central role in the province's economic growth and job creation.
Fully 78 per cent of survey respondents cited disputed land claims as deterrents to investment in B.C.
Attracting capital is a constant process of improving jurisdictional attractiveness.
All three territories improved their rank in this year's survey.
In B.C., 72 per cent of explorers indicate that uncertainty from disputed land claims deters investment.