Sivumut project

Sivumut, an Inuktitut word meaning “moving forward”, is the name of our two-phase project for adding to Raglan Mine’s current activities. The new mines are expected to enable us to continue our mining operations – that began in 1997 – to potentially 2040 and beyond.

The Sivumut Project is also an opportunity to strengthen our partnerships with Nunavimmiut (the people of Nunavik), in particular with the communities of Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq. The project is the outcome of a collaborative and continuous improvement approach, enriched by the participatory process undertaken with Inuit communities as part of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), in compliance with Quebec's Environment Quality Act (EQA) and Section 23 of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA). 

The Sivumut project is composed of two phases: Phase II and Phase III of the Raglan Mine. Phase II consists of the expansion of an existing mine, the Qakimajurk mine, and the opening of a new underground mine, the Anuri Mine project. Mining is expected to take place from 2020 to 2035.

It is within this framework that mining project 8 and Anuri Mine were created. In 2021, mining project 8 was completed, which is the extension of the Qakimajurk mine. In February 2024, we inaugurated Anuri Mine, which will ensure the future of Raglan Mine


Key features of the Sivumut Project:

  • It’s scope resides within Raglan Mine’s current property limits.
  • It has a small above-ground footprint because its mines are underground.
  • It leverages existing infrastructure (concentrator, housing, port facilities at Deception Bay, airport, roads, etc.).
  • It treats wastewater using Raglan Mine’s existing, proven system.
  • It uses existing facilities for water effluent.
  • It does not affect any other natural watercourses.


This project enables us to continue to contribute to Nunavik’s economic development through job creation, contracts awarded to Inuit businesses, and profit-sharing.

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