Supporting Canada's Mining Sector

Responsible resource development creates jobs, fuels growth and promotes prosperity across the country.

The mining sector is particularly critical to Canada’s economy with over 380,000 Canadians employed in mining and thousands more employed indirectly.

Since 2006, our government has helped to support mining exploration, investment and jobs through the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit.

We announced a re-elected Conservative government will extend the existing tax credit for three years. We’ll also provide an enhanced tax credit for Northern and remote projects to help support potential mines that face higher costs because of their remote location.

Unlike our opponents, we’ll support responsible resource development, we’ll help create resource sector jobs and ensure Canada remains world-leader in mining and mining supplier industries.