Critical Minerals in Canada

Critical Minerals in Canada

Canada’s hub for critical minerals

The Critical Minerals Centre of Excellence (CMCE) at Natural Resources Canada leads the development and coordination of Canada’s policies and programs on critical minerals, in collaboration with industry, provincial, territorial, Indigenous, non-governmental and international partners. The Centre aims to advance critical mineral resources and value chains, which are essential for a green and digital economy.

Critical minerals in Canada

Critical minerals are the building blocks for the future of our green and digital economy.

Canada’s critical minerals, why they are important, and where they are being developed 

Our strategy

We are working to position Canada as a global leader in the responsible, inclusive, and sustainable production of critical minerals and secure value chains from mines to manufacturing.

Canada’s critical minerals strategy 

Our partnerships

Our strategic partnerships inform the Government of Canada’s incremental approach to critical mineral development.

Our partnerships at home and abroad 

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A wide range of programs and policies are available to support the development of critical mineral projects and value chains.

Funding opportunities available 

Critical minerals interactive map

This interactive map presents information on advanced critical mineral projects, producing mines and processing facilities in Canada and depicts their location.

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