NWT Mining Week - June 5-10, 2017

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 

As part of NWT Mining Week activities, the Workers' Safety & Compensation Commission for NWT and Nunavut hosts the annual Mine Rescue Competition. 

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. 

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

CLICK HERE FOR 2017 EVENTS POSTER.

A Collage of photos from the 2017 events is below.