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SGS has earned a global reputation for providing accurate, independent analytical services. We have an unparalleled scope of expertise and equipment to conduct the analytical testing that will help your operation grow to reach its full potential.

Chemical plant

SGS chemists and analytical professionals work in state-of-the art laboratories around the world. Our quality control and consistent compliance with international standards ensure that your analysis delivers data that is trusted and recognized by companies, banks and financiers worldwide. SGS analytical services include:

  • Chemical analysis and assays
  • Physical testing
  • Geochemical analysis
  • Commercial analysis
  • Laboratory proficiency testing programs

SGS believes in a 'fit-for-purpose' approach to analysis. We work with you to develop an analytical strategy that is efficient, timely and designed to the level of precision that you require. 

A wide range of core capabilities, qualified staff and an approach that addresses your unique needs have made SGS a leader in analytical services. Trust us to deliver the data that you need to make informed decisions in your operation.

Chemical analysis in Canada

Whether you require chemical analysis of rocks, ores, soils, feedstocks, metal scrap or concentrates, we offer you an extensive network of laboratories in Canada. These include our centers of excellence in Toronto and Lakefield, our regional service labs in Vancouver, Red Lake and Cochrane, and our sample preparation and on-site mine labs in Sudbury and the Yukon. We bring you over 50 years of experience in:

  • Fire assay by lead and nickel preconcentration
  • Mobile Metal Ion (MMI™) analysis (Toronto only)
  • Multi-element ICP-AES and ICP-MS analysis preceded by various digestion techniques
  • X-ray fluorescence
  • Environmental analysis

Our laboratories in Canada have specific registered tests for the determination of major element oxides, LOI and rare earth oxides, as well as the determination of base metals, low-level metals, tin, arsenic, uranium, and others. Contact us today to find out more.