Mont Sorcier Mining Project

Voyager Metals Inc. is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and closure of an open-pit iron and vanadium mine located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory, in the municipality of Chibougamau, about 20 kilometres northeast of the Town of Chibougamau, Quebec, in the traditional Cree territory. As proposed, the Mont Sorcier Mining Project would include a pit and the construction of an ore processing facility. The proponent also plans to build a 49-kilometre railroad that would connect to the existing track to transport the concentrate by train to the Grande-Anse Marine Terminal, where it would be stockpiled for export purposes. The mine's production capacity would be about 5 million tonnes per year (average rate of 13,700 tonnes/day) and the estimated life of the project would be 21 years.

Latest update

August 4, 2023 — On July 27, 2023, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has suspended the timeline for the Impact Assessment at the request (French only) of the proponent.


The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada issued the Summary of Issues to the proponent on July 24, 2023, for the preparation of the Detailed Project Description and Response to the Summary of Issues.

At a glance

1. Planning

Time limit suspension

July 27, 2023 — The time limit for the assessment has been suspended.

1. Planning

In progress 38/180 days

Key documents

2. Impact Statement

2. Impact Statement

Not started 0/1095 days
3. Impact Assessment

3. Impact Assessment

Not started 0/300 days
4. Decision Making

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



Mont Sorcier Mining Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
901-1550, Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444

  • Location

    • Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Voyager Metals Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Planning Phase for Impact Assessment
  • 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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