Great Bear Gold Project

Kinross Gold Corporation is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of a new open-pit and underground gold mine with an on-site metal mill, located 23 kilometres southeast of Red Lake, Ontario. As proposed, the Great Bear Gold Project would include two open-pits and produce up to 60,000 tonnes of ore per day, while the metal mill would process up to 15,000 tonnes of ore per day. The project would operate for about 20 years.

Latest update

June 8, 2024 — The public comment period on the draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and Public Participation Plan closed on June 7, 2024. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is considering comments received to inform the preparation of the final guidelines and plan that will be issued to the proponent.

At a glance



In progress 56/180 days

Key documents

Impact Statement

Impact Statement

Not started 0/1095 days
Impact Assessment

Impact Assessment

Not started 0/300 days
Decision Making

Decision Making

Not started 0/30 days
Post Decision

Post Decision phase is an ongoing process

If approved, the project may proceed to construction as federal authorizations and permits are issued, and as conditions and other requirements are met.

Post Decision

Not started



Great Bear Gold Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
55 York Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576

Media Relations
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 343-549-3870

  • Location

    • 23 kilometres southeast of Red Lake (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Planning Phase for Impact Assessment
  • Reference Number


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