Today the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) announced a full application for a clean resources Supercluster, as part of the Government of Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative. The CLEER (Clean, Low-Energy, Effective, Engaged and Remediated) Supercluster was prepared collaboratively on behalf of the mining sector by CMIC, CEMI, CIMRE, COREM, IMII and MSTA. This significant work would inject a $700M investment involving 162 partners across Canada. An exciting development for Canadian and global mining, CMIC referred to Canada’s mining sector as uniting to put forward this important, clean resources Supercluster application.
CMIC noted that this application builds on an existing mining innovation ecosystem. CMIC added that this funding application would boost Canada’s work as a global leader in clean resource development. CMIC is proactively working towards a goal to “transform mining towards a zero waste industry”, setting targets and providing resources to help the mining sector achieve significant inroads.
CMIC’s Press Release stated “If successful in the final application process, the CLEER Supercluster will provide widespread economic benefits across Canada, with the potential of creating more than 38,000 new, direct high-paying jobs and training opportunities within the cluster (>100,000 jobs including indirect sectors), anticipated GDP contribution exceeding $26B after five years, plus an additional 8,000 jobs and $21B in ripple effect impacts throughout Canada.”
The statement said that a decision on the initiative is expected in early 2018. To read the statement, click here.
For further information, please contact:
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Director Government Affairs
Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation
1.705.673.6568 x 62 (w)
Executive Director and CEO
Canada Mining Innovation Council
1.613.627.0771 x 105 (w)