By Ben Bengtson
The company that’s building a gold mine near Stewart, B.C. is planning to ramp up its hiring efforts this fall in anticipation of a 2017 opening.
Pretivm Resources, the company in charge of the Brucejack gold mine project, recently released a construction update stating development was on schedule after workers laboured through the winter in order to meet deadlines.
Pretivm Resources’ corporate vice-president Michelle Romero said the company expects to hire approximately 500 full-time employees in the near future.
It will go on more of a hiring spree this fall and into the new year as the gold mine gets closer to opening, she said.
There will be a wide range of positions up for grabs, including underground miners, geologists, engineers, mill workers and superintendents.
The company will also be hiring support staff positions such as logistics, contract management, purchasing, cooks, accommodation management, administration and safety personnel.
Pretivm started construction on the gold mine in 2015, after several years of environmental reviews from the government and negotiations with First Nations.
The mine is approximately 65 kilometres from Stewart, and the Brucejack access road is off Highway 37 North.
Romero said a major construction update at the mine is that one of the three dorms being built up there to house workers has finished construction.
The mine is expected to operate for the next 18 years after its 2017 opening.
Read the full story in the July 20 edition of The Interior News.