of the workforce from our Pinos Altos and La India mines are from Mexico
of our mine employees in 2017 are female
of our Meadowbank mine workforce were drawn from the Kivalliq region of Nunavut
As the recipient of the 2017 Paul Penna Award, Agnico Eagle donated C$10,000 to a community initiative on behalf of co-winners, Dany Lauzon and Jane Werniuk.
donated to organizations supported by other award finalists in each of our operating regions
Employees have now taken part in the cultural immersion session and Module 1 of our Nunavut Leadership Development Program
People are employed by Agnico Eagle worldwide
of employees approve of our community impact work in our 2017 Mercer engagement survey
The Goldex mine has recently undergone an audit and received external certification of its Healthy Workplace Program — the first mine in Quebec to achieve this designation.
of our employees approve of our social responsibility performance in our 2017 Mercer engagement survey
of our employees completed the 2017 Mercer engagement survey
Engagement level in our 2017 Mercer engagement survey
Increase in the use of our Employee Assistance Program in 2017, compared to 8% in 2013
Our People Stories
Agnico Eagle Employees Confident About the Future
Leading with Courage and Cultural Sensitivity
The Growing Importance of Mental Health
Carving a New Career Path in Nunavut
Mining Brings a New Standard of Living to Nunavut
Staying True to Our Culture
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We aim to maintain a safe and healthy workplace that is based on mutual respect, fairness and integrity. To achieve this, we:
- ensure that no discriminatory conduct is tolerated in the workplace;
- provide a fair and nondiscriminatory employee grievance system;
- value diversity and treat all employees and contractors fairly, providing equal opportunity at all levels of the organization without bias;
- employ and promote employees on the basis of merit;
- provide fair and competitive compensation;
- enforce a drug and alcohol free workplace;
- maintain the confidentiality of collected personal and private information about employees;
- recognize the right of employees to freedom of association;
- provide appropriate training and development opportunities; and
- consult, communicate and provide appropriate support to employees during their association with Agnico Eagle.
AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS
Diversity and Inclusion Award
La India won a Diversity and Inclusion Award in Mexico’s Great Place to Work program, which recognizes companies seeking to improve the quality of their workplace. The honour was presented to La India’s Human Resources team during a special ceremony in Mexico City.
Art of Mining
Mike Malocsay, Exploration Logistics Manager for Agnico Eagle USA and an avid photographer, won the 2nd annual Art of Mining photography competition. Held at the Art Gallery of Ontario during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, the competition highlights the positive impact of mining around the world.
2017 Paul Penna Award
The Paul Penna Award – which celebrates the legacy of our founder who believed in supporting the well-being of employees and the communities in which we operate – was presented to two deserving recipients in 2017. Jane Werniuk, Senior Geologist, Technical Reporting, was honoured for her work with the Corpus Christi Refugee Resettlement Committee, which sponsored three individuals and a family of seven, helping them integrate into Canadian society. Jane, a cancer survivor, is also a member of the Women in Mining team which has participated in the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Walk for nine years – raising over three-quarters of a million dollars for the foundation. Dany Lauzon, Production Shovel Operator at the Canadian Malartic Mine, was honoured for his work as President of the Board of Directors for the Youth Refuge of Malartic in Quebec, which seeks to reduce and eliminate juvenile delinquency. Dany is also a volunteer firefighter in Malartic, regularly educating youth on fire prevention and response.
Bill Moore Special Achievement Award
Dominique Girard, Vice-President, Nunavut, received the prestigious Bill Moore Special Achievement Award from the Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) for his outstanding technical contribution to the mining industry. Dominique has spearheaded efforts to improve Kittilä’s gold recoveries, as well as grow a skilled Inuit mining workforce and develop a long-term strategy for Nunavut.
2017 Michel Letourneau Award
The 2017 Michel Letourneau Award, which recognizes innovation and teamwork, was given to a diverse LaRonde team for significantly improving mining production through an innovative project to detect and enable faster repairs of leaks in the compressed air distribution network at the mine. The project contributes to the mine’s cost efficiency and safety, and allows for deeper drilling and mine life extension.
RPMGlobal Innovation-Simulation Award
Marc-Antoine Beaulieu, a Junior Mining Engineer, Technical Services Team at the Support and Development Centre, received the RPMGlobal Innovation-Simulation Award for contributing to the enhancement of simulation software for the mining industry. This software is a valuable optimization tool, often used to validate equipment fleets for feasibility studies, for capital requests and for tracking equipment use, availability and efficiency.
Canadian Mining Discovery of the Year
Our Val-d’Or exploration team made the Canadian Mining Discovery of the Year! The team received the prestigious Bill Dennis Award during the PDAC’s Awards Gala for its discovery of the Amaruq gold deposits in Nunavut between 2013 and 2016. This extraordinary discovery ensures Agnico Eagle’s future in Nunavut for many decades to come, and will provide a major boost to Nunavut’s economy and communities.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Agnico Eagle is working to achieve progress on a set of goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015. These 17 goals – known as the SDGs – focus on ending global poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all. Click the icons to read more about our activities.
Agnico Eagle’s people and culture have always been our competitive strength and advantage. It is critical to our current and future success that we maintain our corporate culture where every person is treated with dignity and respect, and people interact on the basis of collaboration, commitment and dedication to excellence.
We want to ensure our employees have the tools and skills they need to perform their jobs efficiently and safely and to achieve their full potential. We continue to provide training that enhances employees’ personal and career development opportunities. We place a particular emphasis on health and safety training, to ensure that our employees are achieving Agnico Eagle’s workplace health and safety standards.
Maximizing Local Employment
Our goal is to hire 100% of our workforce, including our management teams, directly from the local region in which each of our operations is located.
At Pinos Altos, for example, 100% of the workforce is from Mexico. The vast majority of people are hired from northern Mexico, with 76% of the workforce at Pinos Altos and 46% at La India coming from the northern states of Chihuahua, Sonora and Sinaloa. Most of our people live in communities within a 10-kilometre radius of the mine.
In northern Canada, we remain focused on creating sustainable jobs and careers in mining for the Inuit population with an overall objective of obtaining 50% Inuit employees for all of our Nunavut operations. We have developed extensive Work and Site Readiness programs that are designed to prepare candidates from the Kivalliq region for work with Agnico Eagle. In 2017, approximately 37% of our Meadowbank mine workforce were drawn from the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.