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Mines in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut contribute enormous benefits. The cumulative effects are positively staggering. Mines are the largest private sector employer and the largest part of two territories’ economies.

Data from the mines’ most recent annual socio-economic reports shows that in 2017 the two territories’ six operating mines created nearly 2,100 person years of employment for northerner residents. Photo: De Beers

For the NWT highlights, see the NWT infographic (Source:  NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines Measuring Success 1996-2016 report, which combines data from the mines’ socio-economic reports).

For the Nunavut highlights, see the Nunavut infographic (Source: NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines data from Nunavut mines’ socio-economic reports).

For more details on the many benefits associated with the North’s mining and exploration industry, please see this section’s various pages including:

Community Well-being
Climate Change & Mining
Minerals in our Lives
Innovation & Efficiency
Taxes and Royalties