NWT & Nunavut and Yukon Chambers of Mines letter to Federal Govt re COVID CEWS assistance

10 April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is creating significant challenges for all Canadians, most importantly from a health perspective, but also from an economic perspective. Governments across the country are taking steps to get us through this with minimal damage, and it is important that we all do our part.

At this point in time, despite significant economic aid packages from the Federal Government, many in the minerals industry, from exploration to development, from service and supply companies to miners are not being covered as other sectors are. 

On April 6, to flag our collective concerns and recommendations, the Yukon Chamber of Mines together with our NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines shared our industry’s concerns on the gaps in Federal benefits packages in a letter to Federal Northern Affairs Minister Vandal. 

Others have joined in the call to the Federal Government for changes. 

Please find the letter attached.