James Bay Lithium Mine Project

Galaxy Lithium (Canada) Inc. is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of an open-pit lithium mine located approximately 100 kilometres east of James Bay and the Eastmain Cree Community, in Quebec. As proposed, the James Bay Lithium Mine Project would have an estimated mine life of 15 to 20 years, and produce on average 5,480 tonnes of ore per day. The project would include an open-pit mine and concentrator facility, tailings, waste rock, ore and overburden storage areas, as well as related infrastructure.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Latest update

September 26, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is inviting the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. Comments should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on November 10, 2022.


August 25, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has extended the three-year time limit for Galaxy Lithium (Canada) Inc. to provide the information or studies required for the project’s environmental assessment, as described in the final Guidelines for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
65 Information Sheet - Final Public Comment Period for the James Bay Lithium Mine Project - September 26, 2022
63 Potential Environmental Assessment Conditions PDF (981 KB) September 26, 2022
62 Draft Environmental Assessment Report PDF (9 MB) September 26, 2022
59 Notice of Time Limit Extension - August 25, 2022
55 Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Issuance of Decision Statement - August 10, 2022
33 From Galaxy Lithium (Canada) to Impact Assessment Agency of Canada re: Revised Environmental Impact Statement - July 31, 2021
17 Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement (Updated on September 7, 2022) PDF (23.8 MB) February 12, 2019
18 Environmental Impact Statement - October 30, 2018
10 Final Environmental Assessment Guidelines PDF (411 KB) February 21, 2018
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - December 14, 2017
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - December 14, 2017
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (4.6 MB) October 30, 2017

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James Bay Lithium Mine Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443
Email: minebaiejames@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

    • 100 kilometres east of James Bay (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Galaxy Lithium (Canada) Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number

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