The City of Yellowknife (the City) and NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines (Chamber) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada 2022 Convention (PDAC).  PDAC is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community and serves as an ideal backdrop for signing this MOU and marks a milestone for the City and mining industry. 


The MOU recognizes the mineral industry as a key contributor to the City’s economy and signifies the commitment of the City and Chamber to work together to promote further development of the mineral industry into the future.  Yellowknife has historically been the center of many mining achievements and exploration, and together we recognize the key role this industry plays as it continues to shape our community. This MOU provides a roadmap for how the City and Chamber will seek opportunities to encourage and enhance economic development.



“Working together in partnership with the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines to proactively promote the economy of the City and the region will ensure economic growth into the future.”

Mayor Rebecca Alty


“This MOU recognizes the importance of the mineral resource sector and its contributions to the City of Yellowknife over the past 80 years. Our industry looks forward to working closer with the City to continue to build skills, capacity and prosperity for all northerners.”   

Kenny Ruptash, President, NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines


“Yellowknife is an important gateway for the mining industry into the NWT and western Nunavut regions. I am pleased to see this very public and deliberate action by the City of Yellowknife to tell the mining industry that it is welcomed and supported by its leaders and business community.”

Minister Caroline Wawzonek


For more information:
Sarah Sibley
Communications Officer
Tel: 867-920-5600