Baffinland launching Work Ready program in Igloolik to help prepare Inuit for work at Mary River Mine

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 2017473 Views

November 28th, 2017

Baffinland Iron Mines, in partnership with the Mining Industry Human Resource Council, is launching the Mining Essentials Program (Work Ready Program) pilot project in Igloolik from January 8 to April 2, 2018.

The free program will help prepare Inuit for work in a career in mining, providing practical skills and teaching Inuit what it’s like to work in a heavily industrial setting. The program will also provide skills for Inuit to adapt to the unique challenges of a fly-in-fly-out, two-week-on-two-weeks-off working rotation.

Are you eligible for the program?

If you are unemployed, over the age of 18 and have a grade nine-or-higher education, you are eligible to apply for the Work Ready Program.

How to apply

To apply, contact Judah Sarpinak, Baffinland’s Community Liaison Officer in Igloolik at the Baffinland Igloolik office in the Savik Enterprise building, or by calling (867) 934-4260. If you would like to learn more about the program, you can also contact Robert Tookoome, Baffinland’s IIBA Employment and Training Specialist at (416) 364-8820 extension 5040 or by email at


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