Programs and funding for critical minerals projects

The Government of Canada has made significant investments to support the development of critical mineral projects and value chains — from mining to manufacturing, to recycling. The programs below represent the funding and services developed to support key focus areas identified in the Canadian Critical Minerals Strategy.

Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund

Funding infrastructure projects to enable the sustainable development and expansion of critical minerals production in Canada

Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration Program (CMRDD)

Funding R&D projects focused on early-stage technology development and demonstration projects in the pre-commercialization phase

Critical Minerals Geoscience and Data (CMGD) Initiative

Funding the availability of data and insights on the location, quality and economic feasibility of critical minerals resources

Indigenous Natural Resource Partnerships (INRP) Program

Funding Indigenous organizations to develop natural resource projects that support the transition to clean energy

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

Major investments in innovative critical minerals projects, primarily in mineral processing, manufacturing and recycling

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