Mining is Nunavut’s greatest private sector employer and a major driving force in the economic growth of our young territory. Our industry’s foundations have grown steadily in Nunavut’s first two decades, thanks to our significant mineral potential. We are committed to building transportation and communications infrastructure that will attract greater investment in mining and other promising industries, to bring prosperity to our communities. The Government of Nunavut looks forward to bringing secure, sustainable, and responsible resource development to our territory in Canada’s Arctic.
Driving economic growth and creating prosperity in our communities, Nunavut has successfully opened four new mines in the last decade. From iron ore to gold doré, juniors to majors, the territory’s rich array of minerals have advanced from discovery to production, creating opportunities for Nunavut and investors.
The largest of Canada’s three Territories covering over 20% of the country’s landmass, Nunavut’s mineral potential is only beginning to be realized; making it one of the most exciting and prospective first-world jurisdictions available to explore and develop today.
Exploration and mining are Nunavut’s largest private-sector employer, and with its sophisticated Indigenous-business and community partners, the sector is well-positioned for continued secure, sustainable and innovative advancement.