A shortage of metals could trigger dramatic losses throughout the entire EV supply chain.
In terms of policy factors alone, the territory now ranks 55th out of 62 jurisdictions.
The Canadian mining sector employs approximately 665,000 people.
The mining industry plays a central role in the province's economic growth and job creation.
Fully 78 per cent of survey respondents cited disputed land claims as deterrents to investment in B.C.
Attracting capital is a constant process of improving jurisdictional attractiveness.
All three territories improved their rank in this year's survey.