Contribute to the Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain
Lennox & Addington County is integrated in the Ontario EV Supply Chain

EV Manufacturing Opportunities

Ontario is poised to lead the future of electric vehicle production.

With the world’s largest automakers pledging to ethically source batteries and build EV’s in Ontario, it makes sense for battery manufacturers to locate in regions like Lennox and Addington County.  We are in close proximity to raw materials and other supply chain inputs and offer clean, sustainable and renewable energy.

It is for this reason that Umicore has chosen Loyalist Township as the place it will build a first-of-its-kind battery materials production plant.   We have competitively priced land, access to critical talent, world-class universities and colleges and proximity to five major automakers. 

This is just the beginning for Lennox and Addington, join Umicore and become a part of Ontario’s EV economy.

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The Ideal Environment for EV Supply Chain Investment

Canada is rich in natural resources, boasting access to everything from lithium, graphite and nickel, to cobalt, aluminum and manganese. It’s also the only country in the western hemisphere that has all the critical minerals required to manufacture EV batteries.

World-class universities and colleges benefit employers seeking to add talented members to their team.  With Queen’s University, Royal Military College, St. Lawrence College and Loyalist College within 30 minutes of Lennox and Addington, the pool of talent is robust.

Ideally situated between three major metropolitan areas – Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal – Lennox and Addington County is within driving range of one-third of North America’s population. It also offers easy access to the U.S. border – it’s just a 40-minute drive.

Here in Lennox & Addington County, operating expenses and cost of living are lower than most Canadian and U.S. centres, making it one of the most cost-effective business and investment climates for business executives looking to minimize spending and maximize profit.

With our Economic Development team, you can depend on us to help you expand or grow your business. 

We boast strong connections with all levels of government, including colleges, universities and businesses throughout the region, which means you’ll get the support you need if you’re planning an expansion.

With growth top-of-mind, we’re also able to assist you with site selection,  funding applications and staff hiring. We’ll also introduce you to other like-minded business owners.

Say goodbye to long commutes and a sky-high cost of living. Here in Lennox & Addington, we offer the lifestyle many seek today – with no limitations. Here, residents appreciate an exceptional quality of life and enjoy small-town living at its finest.

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Funding Opportunities & Why Ontario Makes Sense

With climate change at the forefront of everyone’s minds, moving towards a more sustainable future is critical. It’s clear Ontario and Lennox and Addington is a great choice for EV investments.

Funding Opportunity
This initiative will provide up to $8 billion to support large-scale investments in key industrial sectors across the country to ensure Canada remains competitive in a net-zero economy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Funding Opportunity
The Strategic Innovation Fund’s objective is designed to spur innovation for a better Canada by providing funding for large projects and national innovation ecosystems.
A Driving Force in EV Production
Ontario is Poised to Lead Electric Vehicle Production
Ontario is a driving force in EV production. Not only is the province a mining powerhouse – in 2019 alone, it produced more than $10 billion worth of minerals – it is also home to five major automotive powerhouses, features an end-to-end supply chain, fosters a culture of innovation, and has the total support of government.
A Critical Role in the EV Battery Supply Chain
There is endless opportunity for investment in all sections of the EV battery supply chain, and Canada is clearly leading the charge when it comes to mining and mineral processing; cathode and anode manufacturing, and chemical precursors; battery manufacturing; electric vehicle manufacturing and parts supply and battery recycling.
Funding Opportunity
To help employers find highly-skilled workers faster, the Government of Canada has introduced the Global Skills Strategy. This strategy features faster application processing times, work permit exemptions, and enhanced customer service.

The Umicore Story

“Today’s announcement is about creating jobs, cutting pollution, and building a stronger, cleaner economy for Canadians. Umicore’s intention to establish its new facility in Loyalist Township is another major step forward as we make Canada a global leader in producing electric vehicles – from minerals to manufacturing. With over 1,000 good jobs to build the plant, and hundreds of permanent positions once it is up and running, this new facility will play an important role in Canada’s clean automotive sector well into the future.”

– The Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau,
Prime Minister of Canada

Careers & Jobs at Umicore in Loyalist Township

As a global materials and technology group, Umicore aims to be a world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling. The best part? You can help them get there and become a part of their team. Current openings include:

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