UN SDG 1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Agnico Eagle employs close to 10,000 people worldwide, contributing substantially to the prosperity of our host communities.  We generate significant revenues through taxes, royalties and dividends for governments to invest in economic and social development. Additionally, we support local businesses and jobs through the procurement of goods and services. As a leader in best practices, we focus on building local capacity and on developing mining professional expertise to foster sustainable benefits for all our stakeholders. In that spirit, we take an inclusive approach by working with communities to understand a mine’s actual and potential positive and negative impacts.  Additionally, Agnico Eagle supports participatory local decision-making processes regarding mining activities, the equitable allocation of benefits and the resolution of grievances.

Working for a Sustainable Future:

Agnico Eagle employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide. The majority of those jobs are located in rural areas where mining is the principal economic activity. In 2017, we paid US$382 million in wages and benefits.

2017 Total Wages and Benefits paid by Agnico Eagle (US$ 382M):

  • Quebec = $147M
  • Mexico = $47M
  • Nunavut = $83M
  • Ontario = $73M
  • Finland = $32M

Agnico Eagle is committed to maximizing local employment with a goal of hiring 100% of our workforce, including our management teams, directly from the local region in which each of our operations is located.

Proportion of employees hired from the local community at locations of significant operations LaRonde Goldex Lapa Kittila Pinos Altos La lndia Meadowbank Meliadine
Proportion of Workforce Hired from Local Region 100% 98% 100% 91% 76% 46% 37% 11%
Proportion of Management Team Hired from Local Region 100% 100% 100% 73% 12% 100% 0% 0%