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Canadian Royalties

Who we are

Canadian Royalties Inc. (CRI) is a private mining company based in Montreal that operates a copper and nickel mine in Nunavik, under the name Nunavik Nickel Project (PNNi). CRI is solely owned by our parent company in China, Jilin Jien Nickel Industry Co., Ltd.

The production phase started in February 2013, fed by various mines, including Mesamax, Expo, Allammaq and Méquillon.

Our nickel and copper concentrates are trucked at our Deception Bay port facilities, about 120 km from the main Expo camp.  An ice-breaker vessel named Nunavik comes to Deception roughly seven times a year, bringing operational material from overseas and pick up concentrate to deliver to Europe.

CRI allows more than 1,000 people to work on its facilities for the operations, including 600 direct employees and 400 subcontractors. It is an average of 400 people who live and work on constant rotation on the PNNi, all on a fly-in / fly-out rotation. We also have about thirty employees based at our Montreal corporate offices.

An important part of the Project is the Nunavik Nickel Agreement. This Impact and Benefit Agreement (IBA) has been signed by CRI, the landholding companies from Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq, the municipality of Puvirnituq and the Makivik Corporation, a non-profit organization run by the Inuit of Nunavik and whose mission is to ensure the integrity of the Inuit acquis as enshrined in the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. This IBA constitutes CRI’s formal commitment to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of economic benefits from the Project.

MISSION

Our mission is to maximize our return on existing assets by improving operating fundamentals through leveraging industry best practices to ensure that we remain cash positive throughout the metal price cycles while improving our resource base by aggressive exploration.

VISION

Our vision is to ensure the continued viability of Canadian Royalties for the mutual benefits of the employees, the shareholders, and the communities.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

CRI is committed to occupational health & safety and environmental protection. CRI will act in a manner that minimizes dangers, risks and impacts and will continually seek to improve its performance.

CRI will engage the commitment and involvement of all of its employees and contractors to ensure that environmental, health and safety performance objectives are met.

Canadian Royalties Inc. is committed to:

  • Evaluating the dangers, risks and impacts for the natural, human and social environments with a focus on the goals of prevention and protection.
  • Implementing prevention and response programs in order to minimize and mitigate impacts and adverse events.
  • Complying with current laws and regulations wherever the company is engaged in mining or mining-related activities.
  • Ensuring responsible use of energy, water and consumable goods.
  • Informing employees, subcontractors and suppliers of the company’s policies and programs and their required involvement to ensure successful implementation.
  • Conducting monitoring programs and periodic audits in order to identify opportunities for improvement and implementing corrective actions where required to improve environmental and organizational health and safety performance.
  • Identifying stakeholders and undertaking dialog with the inclusion of governmental authorities and the public in order to improve Canadian Royalties Inc.’s practices and performance.
  • Reclaiming the impacted environment to a condition as near to its original state as is reasonably possible, upon the termination of mining and mining-related activities.
  • Ensuring that sufficient human, material and financial resources are available to implement this policy

2019 TSM Results

Canadian Royalties

Crisis Management and Communications Planning Assessment
Facility Crisis management and communications preparednessReviewTraining
Projet Nunavik Nickel-corporate office
Projet Nunavik Nickel
Results as of: December 31, 2020
Aboriginal and Community Outreach Assessment
Community of Interest (COI) identificationEffective COI engagement and dialogueCOI response mechanismReporting
Projet Nunavik Nickel

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Safety and Health Assessment
Commitments and accountabilityPlanning and implementationTraining, behaviour and cultureMonitoring and reportingPerformance
Projet Nunavik Nickel

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Tailings Management Assessment
Tailings management policy and commitmentTailings management systemAssigned accountability and responsibilityAnnual tailings management reviewOperation, maintenance and surveillance (OMS) manual
Projet Nunavik Nickel

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Biodiversity Conservation Management Assessment
Commitment, accountability and communicationsConservation planning and implementationReporting
Projet Nunavik Nickel

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Energy and GHG Emissions Management Assessment
Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions managementEnergy use and greenhouse gas emissions reporting systemsEnergy and greenhouse gas emissions performance targets
Projet Nunavik Nickel

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020

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