Remote exploration projects have average costs of 227% more than non-remote projects. In the most remote regions, costs are 280% higher than non-remote projects. A PDAC study revealed the disproportionate impact the infrastructure deficit has on the ability of companies to move a mineral deposit discovery into production in the territories, with 85%, 69% and 77% of existing discoveries in Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon remaining undeveloped, respectively. The result is that resource potential remains stranded, and remote communities are unable to benefit from the economic opportunities. If fiscal policy can facilitate infrastructure investments that reduce costs by 10%, this could result in half a dozen additional precious or base metal mines in remote areas, with significant impacts on northern employment, business development and government revenue generation. To support mining in remote and northern areas, the Government of Canada should expedite the creation of the promised Canada Infrastructure Bank and ensure funds are dedicated for resource-development-related infrastructure projects in remote and northern Canada.