Career drives will be held in Whitehorse and Mayo this week to provide information on job opportunities for the Eagle Gold Project now under construction.
Natasha Young of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun (NND) said this morning there will be representatives from a number of companies at the career drives to explain job prospects.
Pelly Construction Ltd. of Whitehorse has been hired to do the current site preparation, but Cobalt Construction of Whitehorse is also working at the site, she said.
Young said there are also companies like Summit Camps, Fleming Protection and Security, and Nelpco, a joint venture company formed by the First Nation and Tetra Tech EBA.
The Whitehorse drive will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Yukon College’s Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining.
The Mayo drive and barbecue will be held Thursday at the NND Government House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“The intent is to inform Yukoners of what jobs are available and what companies are working under contract for the Eagle Gold Project,” Young said.
She said Fleming Protection and Security, for instance, is looking for employees to conduct drug testing.
Victoria Gold announced earlier this month it was beginning construction of its open-pit Eagle Gold Project at Dublin Gulch, located 85 kilometres northeast of Mayo. The company plans to begin pouring gold in 2019.
The project has been fully permitted since receiving its water licence in December 2015.