Kuujjuaq’s Mining Workshop in April was an opportunity for nunavik businesses to hear how they can develop within the region’s mining industry. Makivik announced that it is restructuring their economic development department to hire new positions dedicated to supporting community-based business in the region to find work within the mining industry.
Three companies are expected to carry out exploration work in nunavik this summer:
- Osisko Exploration James Bay Inc., a 30,000-hectare gold exploration project about 85 kilometres southwest of Kuujjuaq;
- True North Nickel’s Qiqavik and West Raglan properties, located between Akulivik and Salluit, exploring gold and copper deposits east of Akulivik; and
- Midland exploration’s Willbob property, 66 m southwest of Kuujjuaq, exploring gold and platinum group elements deposits.