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Canada's Northern Strategy

Promoting Social and Economic Development

From the development of world-class diamond mines and massive oil and gas reserves, to a thriving tourism industry that attracts visitors from around the globe, the enormous economic potential of the North is on the cusp of being unlocked.

The Government is taking action to encourage future exploration and development by improving Northern regulatory systems and investing in critical infrastructure to attract investors and developers to the North.

At the same time, the Government wants to ensure that development happens in a sustainable way and that Northerners benefit directly from economic growth.

The Government is also working with Northerners to increase access to skills training and education, better housing, and improved health care.

Together with its partners, the Government is helping to create a vibrant Northern economy, with safe, healthy and prosperous communities.