Mining companies have made a commitment to benefit Saskatchewan's northern communities.
The Northern Socio-Economic Benefits Summary describes the activities of northern Saskatchewan's mining companies in meeting their commitments to provide local benefits for northerners from their operations. Such commitments are made under the terms of the companies' respective mineral surface lease agreements and separate human resource development agreements.
Negotiations with mining companies
Each company is required to negotiate a surface lease agreement for its mining project with the ministries of Environment and Government Relations. As well, each company is also required to negotiate a human resource development agreement for its operation with the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training.
Information in the summary
This summary gathers and interprets the broad array of 'socio-economic benefits' statistics that all mining companies in the North report to us each year. This includes the following:
- Information on employment and business opportunities
- Training and education initiatives
- Employee services
The report looks back on performance and addresses the accountability of the industry. It also looks ahead as it tries to reflect the northern mining industry's requirements in future years.
The different areas of the report should be of particular interest to:
- Provincial policy-makers
- Program developers and administrators
- Industry representatives themselves