Government of Nunavut and Baffinland Iron Mines sign Memorandum of Understanding
2 April 2019
Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, David Akeeagok and Brian Penney, President and CEO of Baffinland Iron Mines (Baffinland) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to maximize Inuit employment at the Mary River Mine.
The Memorandum of Understanding focuses on four priority areas for collaboration- reducing barriers to employment; the development of employment and training opportunities; community wellness programs; and infrastructure and transportation.
“The Government of Nunavut strives to develop our infrastructure and economy in ways that support a positive future for our people, our communities and our land,” said Minister Akeeagok. “This Memorandum of Understanding ensures the Mary River Mine will continue to provide long-term benefits to Nunavut Inuit.”