Canada is a global mining powerhouse, with 60 types of metals and minerals, extensive mining expertise and a firm commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. The country’s supportive regulatory environment includes agreements between mining companies, Indigenous communities and governments.
The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) are home to 43% of the world’s public mining companies, making Canada a leading destination for international mining finance.
Global businesses are tapping into Canada’s geoscience expertise to identify areas with the highest mineral potential. They’re also exploring Canadian mining opportunities much closer to manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Europe, creating a more sustainable industry for the future.
Canadian mining leadership
most attractive jurisdiction globally (Saskatchewan)
of the world’s top mining companies operate in Canada
Critical minerals and battery materials
Canada is a natural location for investment in the critical minerals required to produce renewable energy, clean technology, batteries and advanced manufacturing solutions. Canada’s mining industry ranks among the world’s top producers of aluminum, diamonds, gold and uranium, among others. Canada also offers all the critical minerals required to build electric vehicle batteries.
The Government of Canada is investing nearly $4 billion in a Critical Minerals Strategy to boost the supply of critical minerals to grow domestic and global value chains for the green and digital economies.
The province of Saskatchewan is the world’s largest producer and exporter of potash, a vital nutrient used in agriculture to support plant growth, increase crop yield and disease resistance, and improve water preservation. This makes Canada a key player in feeding the growing global demand for food.
Saskatchewan’s potash industry contributed more than $7.6 billion to Canada’s GDP in 2021. The potash industry employs more than 6,000 Canadians and is one of the country’s safest industries.
Canada is one of the top producers of zinc, iron ore and copper. Approximately 30 mining operations in Canada are sources for copper, a critical mineral needed for clean technologies.
Base metals contributed more than $9.1 billion to Canada’s GDP in 2022.
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Invest in Canada provides personalized services to global mining and minerals companies. We help identify opportunities and incentives, and connect you with the right people to support your growth plans.