Updated: June 8, 2021


Since the beginning of the pandemic, we implemented a robust Hygiene and Prevention Measures Plan in order to further improve response protocols and protect workers on our site against COVID-19.

As well, we strictly comply with guidelines issued by government and various bodies, such as Public Health and the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).

The CNESST has issued new directives in relation to the various alert levels in Quebec. Abitibi-Témiscamingue has been on a green alert since June 7. As a result, some relief on the measures to be complied with, including those related to WEARING OF THE MASK, applies to all of our sites.

Here are other examples of measures on our sites:

  • In an effort to improve our procedures, protect workers and respond quickly to specific situations, we purchased and installed, in the fall of 2020, a COVID-19 screening test laboratory directly at the Canadian Malartic Mine site. Samples are collected by nursing staff and analyzed by lab technicians.
  • Anyone entering ours sites may be required to take a screening test.
  • Since June 7, 2021, all of our employees and contractor employees from Abitibi-Témiscamingue are now being tested on a voluntary basis.
  • Workers from outside the region will be required to undergo a MANDATORY screening test.
  • Before entering our sites, all CMM employees, contractor employees, and visitors must successfully complete new mandatory training on the hygiene and prevention measures that have been implemented. They must also sign a commitment form.
  • A triage procedure that everyone without exception must comply with upon entering ours sites has been introduced.  The procedure includes hand washing at the entrance and exit of the trailers installed throughout all sites and at our Community Relations Office in Malartic, a temperature check, and a questionnaire to determine if access to our facilities should be authorized or not.
  • Since June 7, 2021: Obligation to wear the surgical mask during ALL TRAVEL by our employees, those of our contractors as well as visitors deemed essential to our sites.
  • All workers living outside the region will be contacted by a medical clinic before they leave their home location. They must complete a health questionnaire to obtain authorization to travel to the region and enter the mine. Once on site, they must take a COVID-19 screening test.
  • Staggered site arrival times for all departments in order to avoid groupings.
  • The number of people at supervisors’ desks has been limited.
  • A big top has been set up outside at the Canadian Malartic Mine site to provide more room for mining operations workers when they arrive and leave.
  • Buses have been added to increase the space between workers on a hot change schedule, i.e. the location where the 240-tonne production truck operators change shifts. The number of workers on buses is limited to one per seat, with seats alternating in each row. Dividers are also installed in the buses. Wearing the surgical mask is no longer mandatory in buses since June 7, 2021.
  • The number of pick-up truck passengers is limited. Allowable passenger capacity depends on the number of dividers installed in a vehicle.  If two employees are in a truck, they must wear a mask even if they are separated by a divider and wearing the surgical mask is no longer mandatory since June 7, 2021
  • Wearing the mask is no longer required indoors or outdoors if a distance of 2m is respected. HOWEVER, when workers travel on the sites, to their workstations, wearing the surgical mask remains mandatory. In cafeterias, employees can remove their masks when seated and the 2m distance is respected.
  • A vehicle and equipment cleaning procedure has been implemented.
  • The common area cleaning routine has been reviewed and maintenance teams at all our facilities have been provided with additional resources.
  • A workplace exclusion guideline has been implemented for workers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
  • A cleaning procedure, to be applied if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 on our sites, has been developed.

Continued safe operations require the collaboration and commitment of all our employees and contractor employees.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our employees.



Our Community Relations Office is open. The circumstances, however, require that each visitor without exception must comply with the triage procedure in place. The surgical mask is also mandatory.

If you have any questions, please, contact our Community Relations Team at 819 757-2225, extension 3425 or by email at relationscommunautaires@canadianmalartic.com


The Canadian Malartic Partnership is owned equally by Yamana Gold Inc. and Agnico Eagle Mines Limited.

To learn more about their response to COVID-19, please visit their respective websites.