Representatives from Kinross Great Bear recently attended two career fairs in the First Nations’ communities surrounding the project to promote the mining industry and opportunities with Great Bear to people of all ages and backgrounds.
The first career fair kicked off in Lac Seul where Kinross was a sponsor and set up a booth to meet with attendees, hand out Kinross branded swag and answer any questions about the Company and industry. Rick Greenwood, Exploration Manager, Jacob (James) McFee, Environmental Technician, and Cynthia Imbeault, Community Relations Coordinator, gave a presentation on the Company, our plans at Great Bear and current and future job opportunities available across a variety of career paths. In total, over 1,000 community members attended the career fair including Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull.
The second career fair took place at the Wabauskang Community Hall with over 15 booths for prospective job seekers, including Kinross’ booth. Dana Cipelletti, Exploration Geologist, Curtis Bloemberg, Environmental Technician, PJ (Pat) Bacon, Core Technician, and Cynthia provided information about the the Company and Great Bear project by connecting with community members, including Wabauskang Chief Petiquan who visited the Kinross booth.
“Kinross had an excellent time attending the Lac Seul and Wabauskang career fairs! These community engagement opportunities are a great way to spread the word about Kinross, answer questions from our stakeholders and promote an exciting industry with opportunities to span an entire career – especially for youth in attendance,” said Cynthia. “It was a pleasure to see old faces and meet new ones as we work with the community to build and share opportunities at Great Bear, and as we recruit the next generation of miners!”