Canadian Mining Journal


ENVIRONMENT: Canada’s mining sector unites for CLEER supercluster application

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Canadian mining sector has submitted a full application for a clean resources Supercluster as part of the federal Innovation Superclusters Initiative. Prepared by CEMI, CIMRE, CMIC, COREM, IMII and MSTA, the application seeks to establish the CLEER (clean, low-energy, effective, engaged and remediated) supercluster.

The CLEER Supercluster has the potential to transform the mining sector’s productivity, performance, and global competitiveness by harnessing innovation across the ecosystem to tackle global challenges of water, energy, and environmental footprint, with bold targets of 50% reductions in each area by 2027. CLEER will execute its strategy through tapping into regional clusters of expertise within British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec. Through collaborative activities, CLEER will engage Canadian mining services and supply sector, anchor companies, R&D innovation support organizations, post-secondary institutions, and partners from a wide variety of other sectors across Canada, including clean tech.

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 (and more than 100,000 jobs including indirect sectors), anticipated GDP contribution exceeding $26 billion after five years, plus an additional 8,000 jobs and $21 billion in ripple effect impacts throughout Canada.

For more information visit the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) at or call Charles Nyabeze at 705-673-6568 ext. 62.

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