Newmont Musselwhite Mine

Musselwhite has a formal agreement with First Nation communities and councils in the vicinity of the mine: North Caribou Lake First Nation, Cat Lake First Nation, Kingfisher Lake First Nation, Wunnumin Lake First Nation, Shibogama First Nations Council, Windigo First Nations Council. In addition to revenue sharing, the agreement includes targets for employment, training and business development opportunities.

Musselwhite has an additional cooperation agreement with Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

Newmont also supports employment and training programs, both programs below ensure continuous opportunities for signatory indigenous community representatives.

Musslewhite Stope School


  • Provide basic common core training combined with hands training on-site to 5 indigenous candidates.
  • Will support the intent of the Musselwhite Agreement by providing employment opportunities to signatory indigenous community members.
  • Collaboration with S&ER, HR and Operations in efforts to help meet the 30% indigenous employment target within the Agreement
  • Being the largest employer at the mine, the underground stope school will provide mining careers for signatory indigenous community representatives to create value and improve lives through responsible mining.

Learning Objectives

Specific:   Provide learning opportunities for First Nation signatory community members with respect to basic underground training and activities with a goal to provide gainful employment upon successful completion of the program.

Measurable: Learning objectives and training will be measured by means of regular evaluations and assessment by the trainer and the Mine department.

Achievable:   Successfully complete training by end of Dec 2020

Relevant:   Training concepts and hands on training activities will provide a foundation for job opportunities in the Mine department.

Time-bound:  Internal & External community posting by  August 7, 2020 (done)

  Applicant Selection review with my Dept  August 24, 2020

  Program Start – kick off  October 1, 2020

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