The Government of Canada is supporting the industrial transformation of the transportation sector and building a green economy to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
As the industry transitions to zero-emission vehicle production, Canada is solidifying its position in the electric vehicle (EV) and battery supply chain. By investing in Canada's transportation and automotive manufacturing industry and its abundant natural resources, Canada is becoming a global leader in designing and building the vehicles of the future, while ensuring that EVs are available and more affordable for Canadians and businesses.
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- About the future of Canadian vehicles
- The battery value chain
- Take part in the transformation
- Latest news
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About the future of Canadian vehicles
The government is developing a made-in-Canada EV and battery ecosystem.
Canada has everything that is needed to build strong, resilient electric vehicle and battery manufacturing sectors, including:
- a highly skilled workforce
- green energy from natural resources, such as water, wind and sunlight
- critical minerals such as nickel, cobalt, graphite and lithium
A "mines to mobility" approach will create jobs across the country, including in remote regions, and contribute to Canada's objectives in the fight against climate change. These jobs will touch on many segments of the EV and batteries for automotive and transportation supply chain, including mineral extraction and processing, battery manufacturing capabilities, EV manufacturing, and battery recycling.
To achieve these results, the government is working with stakeholders, as well as federal, provincial and territorial partners, to support large-scale transformative projects across the country.
The battery value chain captures the step-by-step process to produce batteries for EVs. Learn about each step in the process.
Mines in Canada will provide the minerals needed for battery manufacturing.
Budget 2023 supports the development of clean technology and the Canadian Critical Minerals Strategy to build a sustainable battery ecosystem and support the shift to a net-zero economy.
Take part in the transformation
Want to take part in building a strong and resilient Canadian ecosystem for transport, EVs and batteries? Explore the following federal programs and services to discuss and submit your project proposals:
- Strategic Innovation Fund and Net Zero Accelerator Initiative
- Sustainable Development Technology Canada
- Global Innovation Clusters
- Clean Growth Hub
- Umicore – Governments of Canada and Ontario finalize agreement with Umicore Rechargeable Battery Materials Canada Inc. for new plant in Loyalist Township
- Northvolt – Making the world's cleanest batteries in Quebec
- Volta – Government of Canada once again reinforces Quebec's key role in the electric vehicle supply chain
- Ford Motor Company of Canada - Ford's turn to choose Bécancour
- GM Posco – Government of Canada invests in GM-POSCO to strengthen Canada's EV battery supply chain
- Volkswagen PowerCo. – Volkswagen's new electric vehicle battery plant will create thousands of new jobs
- E3 Lithium – Government of Canada invests in E3 Lithium to advance Canada's EV battery production
- Rio Tinto Fer & Titane – Delivering good jobs and strengthening Canada's clean economy
- Umicore – Delivering good jobs and clean air with a new electric vehicle battery components facility in Ontario
- Stellantis – Government of Canada invests to retool automotive production plants to produce electric vehicles in Brampton and Windsor and in Oakville, and hybrid-electric vehicles in Alliston
- General Motors of Canada Company (GM) – Government of Canada secures thousands of jobs and helps create Canada's first full-scale commercial electric vehicle manufacturing facility
- Stellantis LGES – Government of Canada welcomes largest investment in Canada's auto industry with the first large-scale domestic EV battery manufacturing facility
- Lion Electric – Major investments by Canada and Quebec in electric vehicle battery assembly
- First Cobalt Corporation – Government of Canada and Province of Ontario invest $10 Million to establish North America's first cobalt refinery in Northern Ontario
- Canada Joins the Energy Resource Governance Initiative
- Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership
- Canadian automotive industry
- Zero-emission vehicles – Transport Canada
- 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan: Clean Air, Strong Economy
- Budget 2023 – A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future
- The Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan
- Global Battery Alliance
Do you have questions? Contact Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
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