Wasamac Gold Mine Project

Agnico Eagle is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of an underground gold mine located in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, approximately 15 kilometres from downtown Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. As proposed, the Wasamac Gold Mine Project would have a mine life of 11 years and an ore production capacity of 6053 tonnes per day. The project would include the operation of an underground mine, the construction of an ore processing plant and related infrastructure, and the development of underground infrastructure for ore and waste rock transportation as well as waste rock, tailings and overburden accumulation areas.


Please note that the proponent for this project was previously Monarch Gold Corporation (2020 to January 21, 2021) and then Yamana Gold Inc. (January 21, 2023 - March 31, 2023).


Latest update

November 19, 2021 — The participant funding application period is closed. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is reviewing the applications to determine funding allocations.

At a glance

1. Planning

1. Planning

Completed 180/180 days

Key documents

2. Impact Statement

2. Impact Statement

In progress 1178/1095 days

Key documents

3. Impact Assessment

3. Impact Assessment

Not started 0/300 days
4. Decision Making

Date of decision

Anticipated on June 17, 2026

4. Decision Making

Not started 0/30 days
5. Post Decision

Post Decision phase is an ongoing process

The project is expected to begin as federal authorizations are issued and other compliance requirements are met.

5. Post Decision

Not started



Wasamac Gold Mine Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
901-1550, Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-254-2435
Email: wasamac@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Wasamac (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Agnico Eagle
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Impact Assessment by the Agency
  • Reference Number


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