Baffinland covering all costs associated to travel to the Mary River Mine for Baffinland employees across the Qikiqtani region
May 31, 2018
OAKVILLE, ON, May 31, 2018 – Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (Baffinland) is committed to providing employment opportunities for Inuit across the Qikiqtani region. Over the last year, Baffinland worked closely with its partners, including the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), to improve Inuit involvement in the Mary River Project.
A key goal is to attract potential Baffinland employees from all communities within the Qikiqtani region. To achieve this goal, Baffinland is committed to covering all costs associated with flights, hotels, and meals related to travel for Baffinland employees from the Qikiqtani region to an existing pick-up point for the Mary River Mine. The existing pick-up locations are:
- Arctic Bay
- Clyde River
- Hall Beach
- Pond Inlet
Baffinland will arrange and cover all costs. There is no cost to the community resident.
“We want people across the Qikiqtani region to know that Baffinland is committed to increasing Inuit involvement at the Mary River mine,” says Brian Penney, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re committed to covering all expenses related to travel to one of our pick-up points for all Baffinland employees across the Qikiqtani region.”
This program is also extended to Baffinland employees from the Qikiqtani region who may be studying and residing in the Kivalliq or Kitikmeot regions as part any current or future training and apprenticeship initiatives. Contractors working at the Mary River mine will continue to be compensated for travel to Baffinland pick-up points as per their contract arrangements with their respective employer.
This re-confirms Baffinland’s commitments outlined in the Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement signed with the QIA under Article 7.6.2.
Baffinland encourages Inuit from across the Baffin region to apply for an exciting career at the Mary River mine. Current job openings can be found at www.Baffinland.com. Those interested in working at Baffinland are encouraged to speak with their local Baffinland or QIA community liaison officer for assistance in applying to positions, and to learn more about available training programs.
About Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation
Jointly owned by Nunavut Iron Ore and ArcelorMittal, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation operates a high-grade iron ore mine located on Baffin Island, Nunavut. Our mine produces the highest grade of direct shipping iron ore in the world. Baffinland has applied for permits to increase annual shipments to 12 million tonnes. Baffinland is committed to operating the Mary River Mine in an environmentally and socially responsible manner that benefits all stakeholders.
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