Scott Donaldson / Director & CEO - BMC Minerals
Shelagh Rowles / Executive Director - Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining, Yukon University
Isaac Fage / President and Co-Founder - GroundTruth Exploration
Jani Djokic / CEO - Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Development Corporation
By speaking with four mining industry experts, TheFutureEconomy.ca uncovered why Yukon is a favorable destination for international investments in the mining industry.
- Investors are increasingly looking for projects that have environmental, social and governance outcomes, which cannot be achieved without the meaningful engagement of First Nations governments, communities, peoples and businesses in Yukon.
- Yukon’s government is highly supportive of the mining industry and is willing and able to support mining projects from international investors.
- Locally based innovations are key to Yukon’s growth in mining, and there are significant discoveries being made through grassroots exploration.
- Foreign investors to Yukon benefit from political stability, stable laws with First Nations communities—who are vital to the mining industry—and good connectivity.
Watch or Read the Expert's Full Interviews
FDI in Yukon Mining Scott Donaldson Director & CEO - BMC Minerals “The majority of people that we employed came from Yukon.” Yukon's Path to Inclusive Resource Development Shelagh Rowles Executive Director - Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining, Yukon University “Yukon has a territorial government that is very supportive of the mining industry.” The Yukon Mining Sector's Innovation Ecosystem Isaac Fage President and Co-Founder - GroundTruth Exploration “With sustained exploration, we will see additional mineral deposits of economic significance continue to be discovered within Yukon.” First Nation Investment into Yukon's Mining Sector Jani Djokic CEO - Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Development Corporation “For FDI, investors are seeking to look at how well a company has engaged with the nations in Yukon.”
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