Frequently Asked Questions

When will construction begin at the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

Construction will begin following the receipt of relevant permits and licences from the province of Manitoba and Federal Government, and approval from the Alamos Board of Directors.

What is the estimated mine life?

We estimate a two-year construction period followed by a 13-year operational period. The Feasibility Study mine plan indicates a mine life at 5.5 years plus one year of pre-stripping for Gordon, compared to 10.4 years and two years of pre-stripping at MacLellan.

How many people will be employed by the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

We expect to create approximately 500 construction-related jobs during development, 400 jobs during mine operations, and an annual 90 FTE workforce during decommissioning and closure.

Where will the Lynn Lake Gold Project hire its employees and contractors?

As a preference we hire employees and contractors locally, regionally and then nationally. Our priority is to hire locally, including from local Indigenous Nations.

What economic benefit is there for Manitoba and the Northern Region from the Lynn Lake Gold Project

In total over the life-of-mine, the economic impact of the Lynn Lake Gold Project would be C$965 million in GDP. Overall, 69% of the total GDP impact – C$663.8 million – will take place in the Northern Region of Manitoba. For further details, see the Project Economic Impact Assessment.

How is Alamos Gold planning to manage and mitigate the environmental impacts of the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

Alamos Gold with Stantec Consulting Ltd. is conducting a comprehensive environmental impact assessment of the Lynn Lake Gold Project (CEAA 2012), to assess if there are any significant residual impacts by the Project. The assessment is focusing on elements (“Valued Components”) that could be affected by the Project and are of importance to our stakeholders:

  1. Atmospheric Environment
  2. Noise and Vibration
  3. Groundwater
  4. Surface Water
  5. Fish and Fish Habitat
  6. Vegetation and Wetlands
  7. Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat
  8. Labour and Economy
  9. Community Services, Infrastructure and Wellbeing
  10. Land and Resource Use
  11. Heritage Resources
  12. Current Use of Lands and Resources for Traditional Purposes
  13. Human Health
  14. Indigenous Peoples

Section 5.0 of the Project’s Environmental Impact Statement provides a summary of the effects assessment and the proposed mitigation measures we have identified to avoid or reduce Project-related effects for each of the aspects above.

Will there be an independent environmental monitoring committee for the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

Should the Project be approved, Alamos will invite Indigenous Nations engaged on the Project to participate in an Indigenous Environmental Advisory Committee. The Committee will provide advice and facilitate the participation of interested Indigenous Nations in environmental aspects of ongoing Project activities, including development and implementation of the follow-up and monitoring plans and the Closure Plan, as well as selection of monitoring locations.

How do I apply for a job at the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

Please visit the Careers section of the site.

How do I become a potential supplier to the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

Please complete the Supplier Registration Form.

Can I contact the Lynn Lake Gold Project regarding questions, feedback or general inquiries?

Yes, you can contact the Lynn Lake Gold Project directly via phone or e-mail. Please see the Contact section of the website for more details.

If you have a specific inquiry, comment, concern or complaint, you can also complete the Community Feedback Form and a representative from the Lynn Lake Gold Project will be in contact.