Our employees demonstrate leadership and innovation in the workplace, helping to ensure we operate in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible manner.


Here are just some of the awards, certifications and recognition our teams have recently received:

Health and Safety:

  • La India Mine won the prestigious "Silver Helmet" and was recognized as the "Safest Mine in Mexico" (in its category) during the Mexican Chamber of Mines' (CAMIMEX) Annual Safety Competition. La India mine achieved excellence in six mining categories and undertook a rigorous audit, which included recording the lowest accident rates, maintaining strict levels of regulatory compliance and achieving the highest level of safety program performance. Over the past 30 years, this award has become the most prestigious and important national recognition for mine safety in Mexico.
  • Lapa Mine was honoured for its health and safety performance, winning the 2017 prestigious F.J. O'Connell Award for underground operations in Quebec with less than 400,000 hours worked. It is the second time our Lapa mine team has won this award for its strong performance and ongoing commitment to health and safety.


  • All six Agnico Eagle sites that undertook a TSM (Toward Sustainable Mining) external audit (prior year–2017) were honoured with a TSM Leadership Award. Goldex, LaRonde, Meadowbank, Kittila, La India and Pinos Altos Mines each achieved Level A or better in all key performance indicators (community, biodiversity, energy and GHGs, tailings management, health and safety).


  • For the sixth year in a row, Agnico Eagle Mexico was recognized in the "Great Place to Work" program for Mexico, which recognizes companies seeking to improve the quality of their workplace. The group placed 19th out of 100 companies in the annual rankings for employers with 500 to 5,000 employees.
  • Agnico Eagle's Quebec Human Resources team proudly accepted the Quebec Job Creator's Award (Prix Créateurs d'emplois), highlighting our Company's efforts to create and maintain high-quality and longterm employment in Abitibi-Temiscamingue.

  • Agnico Eagle's Nunavut Human Resources team received national recognition by winning the prestigious Maxsys Staffi ng and Consulting Award for Most Effective Recruitment Strategy during the annual Canadian HR Awards. The Award saluted the team's creativity which will lead to successfully recruiting and maintaining 2,000 jobs by the end of 2019 at our new Meliadine and Amaruq projects in Nunavut.
  • Agnico Eagle's Nunavut Exploration team was awarded the 2018 Professional Award of Merit in Geoscience by the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG).
  • LaRonde Mine won the 2018 International Critical Communications Award (ICCA)/Outstanding Single Critical Communications Installation as the first company in the world to install LTE-4G in an underground operating mine. The LaRonde team – led by Alain Larose, Assistant Superintendent, Maintenance, Ghislain Couture, General Supervisor, Electrical and Sylvain Bernier, Electrical Technician – was also recognized internally, receiving Agnico Eagle's "Michel Letourneau" Award, which honours teamwork and innovation in the workplace.

  • Agnico Eagle was honoured with a trio of awards at the 2018 Investor Relations (IR) Magazine Awards – Canada, the IR community's largest annual event celebrating excellence in investor relations in Canada. Agnico Eagle won the top prize, Best Overall Investor Relations (large cap), as well as Best IR by a CEO (large cap) and Best Sector Award (Materials).


  • For the 11th year in a row, Agnico Eagle Mexico (Pinos Altos & Creston Mascota Complex) received the Mexican Center of Philanthropy's Corporate Social Responsibility Award, which recognizes companies that incorporate a commitment to being socially responsible into their corporate culture by showing respect for people, ethical values, community and the environment.
  • Eric Cote, a planning engineer at Meadowbank Mine, won the Paul Penna 2018 Award for his dedication to helping local communities in developing countries to obtain clean drinking water. In recognition of Eric's dedication and work in developing countries, Agnico Eagle contributed CDN $10,000 on his behalf to Global Ventures, an organization that specializes in short-term mission trips. The Paul Penna Award honours employees who are actively involved in their local communities.