Canada

Overview

Seamus O’Regan

Minister of Natural Resources
“The world needs to get to net-zero by 2050, there’s no other option. Energy innovation and emerging technologies will get us there. Mission Innovation brings together countries to increase collaboration and push us faster towards the clean energy future we need. Canada is a proud founding member of MI, and through it we will lower emissions, have prosperous economies that create jobs, and leave no energy worker behind.”

Senior Representatives

Drew Leyburne
MI Steering Committee Vice Chair
Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Technology, Natural Resources Canada

Amanda Wilson
MI Steering Committee member
Director-General, Office of Energy Research & Development, Energy Technology Sector, Natural Resources Canada


Role in Mission Innovation


News and events


MI Champions

MI Champions is a program for recognizing and supporting the next wave of energy technology leaders.
Meet Canada’s Champions!

Sean Monkman (2019)

Phil De Luna (2020)


Participation in MI’s first phase

Resources:

Clean Energy Innovation investment (MI 1.0)

Country-determined baseline year(s): FY 2014-15
Baseline funding amount: CAD $387 million (USD $295 million)
Doubling target year: FY 2019-20
Doubling target amount: CAD $775 million (USD $590 million)

Find out more about how Canada’s baseline and doubling are calculated

*Figures in the spending chart are based on USD exchange rates in 2021.

Canada has met and exceeded the MI doubling pledge in the first phase, reporting $786.8M CAD for fiscal year 2019-20, $11.8M CAD above the $775M CAD target.

Statistics Canada administers an annual survey of private sector spending on energy research and development (excluding demonstration) – see Industrial energy research and development expenditures by area of technology, by industry group.