We developed a Cree Inclusion Plan to train local First Nations workers for project start-up and commissioning, as well as the operation of the surface and process plant.
In October 2012, Opinaca Mines Ltd. awarded us a contract to provide project management and EPCM services for the Éléonore gold mine and ore processing project in Canada’s James Bay region. Once completed, the mineral processing plant will have the capacity to process 7,000 tonnes of ore per day.
Our scope of work includes the engineering and design of the mineral processing plant, all plant infrastructure, tailings management facilities, a permanent camp, service buildings and facilities, and an industrial water treatment plant.
On-the-job training for local workers
Since the Éléonore Mine is located near the Wemindji Cree community, we wanted to make sure that the project benefits would flow through to the local workforce. As part of our Operators Training Program, we developed a Cree Inclusion Plan focused on providing technical training and job coaching to Aboriginal workers. It also formalized a process for incorporating input from key Aboriginal stakeholders and responding to their expectations. The Cree Inclusion Plan is funded by provincial and Cree governments.
- We’re providing technical training to Aboriginal workers so they can benefit from job opportunities at the mine.
- Our plan makes sure that input from key Aboriginal stakeholders is heard and incorporated.