NWT Mining Week - June 2-9, 2018 (preliminary) 

Every year, the Government of the Northwest Territories dedicates one week to celebrate the rich history and economic impact of NWT’s mining sector, an industry that directly employs more than 3,000 and spends about $800 million a year in the territory. Over the years, mining has generated more than 28,000 jobs in the NWT and minerals worth $46 billion. 

The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines is a supporter of these efforts, and we welcome the public to events taking place in Yellowknife to mark this special week.

All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided.

Annual Mine Rescue Competition: May 31 - June 2, 2018 

As part of NWT Mining Week activities, the Workers' Safety & Compensation Commission for NWT and Nunavut hosts the annual Mine Rescue Competition. They are planning for the 2018 event to be held from May 31 to June 2. 

Plan to come watch teams in action as they demonstrate their skills in a variety of simulated emergencies. You'll understand why our mines are among the safest in the world. 

Watch this site for more information as we get closer to the events. 


In 2017, Mining Week was held from June 5-10 with the Miner’s Picnic being hosted on Saturday, June 10. 


A Collage of photos from the 2017 events is below.