The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), established in 2009, works to help develop a diversified, sustainable, and dynamic economy across Canada’s three territories, while at the same time contributing to Canada’s prosperity. We work with communities to develop and diversify local economies, and take advantage of the immense strengths of Northern Canada. CanNor fosters growth and development in the North by delivering economic development programs and by collaborating with and aligning the efforts of partners in northern and southern Canada to respond to economic challenges and opportunities in the North.
The Agency also coordinates the activities of other federal departments to maximize their collective impact – particularly federal regulators in relation to major project development – in the North, bringing insight, knowledge and partnerships together. CanNor has three key, interrelated business lines and services that help drive economic development: contribution programs; the Northern Projects Management Office; and serving as a voice for the North.
Founded in 2009, Yukon Mining Alliance (“YMA”), the globally recognized Invest Yukon brand – is a strategic industry alliance of Yukon’s leading exploration, development, and mining companies, focused on creating innovative capital attraction initiatives to promote Yukon’s competitive advantages as a top mineral investment jurisdiction, its member companies and their Yukon-based projects. YMA’s initiatives include international investment focused conferences, events, and campaigns in the North American, European, and global financial markets.
Yukon’s rich mineral industry is rooted in the famous 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, and in the largely underexplored geological potential in gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tungsten, and PGM’s.
As a geopolitical stable first-world region with advanced northern infrastructure, Yukon stands apart in its partnership and commitment to advancing a progressive, modern mining jurisdiction, founded in ESG principles.
Yukon Mining Alliance collaborates with industry, organizations, and governments to connect investors with Invest Yukon globally.
For over 80 years, mining has been the key economic driver in the north.
The minerals industry has provided tremendous economic, employment, business and community development opportunities for northerners. More recently, the northern minerals industry has created significant business and economic opportunities for northern Aboriginal governments, corporations, organizations, communities and peoples.
The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines has been the voice of the Northern mining and exploration industry since 1967. The overall goal of the Chamber is to promote the industry and the north to Northerners, Canadians and the world at large. The Chamber advises governments, regulatory agencies, investors, Aboriginal groups, the media, schools and universities, and the public on industry positions and initiatives. The Chamber’s primary objective is to encourage, assist and stimulate the prosperous, orderly and environmentally responsible development and growth of mining and mineral exploration in the NWT and Nunavut.