Crawford Nickel Project

Canada Nickel Company is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of an open-pit nickel-cobalt mine and on-site metal mill, located 43 kilometres north of Timmins, Ontario. As proposed, the Crawford Nickel Project would have a mine ore production capacity of 275,000 tonnes per day and a mill ore input capacity of 120,000 tonnes per day. The project would operate for about 43 years.

Latest update

March 31, 2023 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has posted the Notice of Commencement of an Impact Assessment and issued the Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and required plans to the proponent for the preparation of an Impact Statement.

At a glance

1. Planning

1. Planning

Completed 179/180 days

Key documents

2. Impact Statement

2. Impact Statement

In progress 444/1095 days

Key documents

3. Impact Assessment

3. Impact Assessment

Not started 0/300 days
4. Decision Making

Date of decision

Anticipated on November 17, 2025

4. Decision Making

Not started 0/30 days
5. Post Decision

Post Decision phase is an ongoing process

The project is expected to begin as federal authorizations are issued and other compliance requirements are met.

5. Post Decision

Not started



Crawford Nickel Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
600-55 York Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576

  • Location

    • 43 km north of Timmins (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Canada Nickel Company
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Impact Assessment by the Agency
  • Reference Number


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.

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