Mining and Your Business

Mining companies can’t do everything themselves. Whether they are just beginning to explore an area or have been in production for years, mining companies rely on the products and services of many other businesses. Pauktuutit wants to know what this means for Inuit businesswomen and women interested in starting a business. What are the opportunities for Inuit women to do business with the mining industry? To answer this question, Pauktuutit created a project to find out where mining projects are in Inuit Nunangat, who the mining companies are and what they need to buy from other businesses. All the answers we found are on this website.

Whether you want to know what mining projects are near your community or hear about the experiences of women who have done business with mining companies, this website is for you! You may want to know about potential business opportunities at different stages of a mine or whether a mining company might be interested in your business. No matter what your skills are, this website has information for you!

On this website you will find a map of current mining projects, information on the needs of mining companies at different stages and some examples and lessons learned from women who have done business with mining companies. We hope you find it very helpful!

If you’re looking for information on how to start a business and where to go for help, check out our Recipe for Success: a Toolkit for Inuit Women Interested in Building a Business at