Critical Minerals and Batteries

As the market for batteries grows, the global race is on to attract new manufacturing facilities and jobs. Canada has all the right ingredients to win the race.

We initiated the Mines to Mobility Strategy to attract investments that build up Canada’s battery supply chain, from mining and processing raw materials to assembling road-ready electric vehicles. In just the last year, the strategy has attracted $6 billion in planned investments in Canada’s automotive sector.

To position Canada as a world leader in the global battery economy, a re-elected Liberal government will:

  • Build an end-to-end, sustainable battery supply chain.
  • Work to attract near-term multi-billion anchor investments in key areas like minerals processing and cell manufacturing.
  • Double the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for materials on the Canadian list of critical minerals which are essential to the manufacturing of vital clean technologies, such as batteries.
  • Establish Canada as a global leader in battery recycling and reuse, to improve the environmental impact and build a competitive advantage.
  • Launch a Canada-U.S. Battery Alliance for stakeholders in both countries to identify shared priorities and create environmental requirements that lead to an integrated, world-scale battery supply chain.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify new strategic priorities, including future battery types, ways to optimize batteries for cold weather performance and long-duration storage, and applications in heavy-duty transportation.
  • Address gaps in training and upskilling to ensure that all Canadians workers can take advantage of battery industry opportunities.
  • Use all tools, including the Investment Canada Act, to ensure the protection and development of our critical minerals from both an economic and national security perspective.