Careers at Diavik include underground mining, heavy equipment operation, food/housekeeping services, engineering, technical and trades, finance, community relations, communications, administration, information systems technology, environmental technician, security, and diamond sorting. Diavik offers a wide range of career possibilities.
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Life at the Diavik Diamond Mine
Diavik offers a full range of comfortable contemporary living conditions on site.
Private rooms in the accommodation complex include full bath, satellite TV, phone, Wi-Fi, large windows, and darkening shades. A housekeeping service cleans and maintains all rooms.
The dining room includes hot breakfasts and dinners. Other features include a coffee bar, sandwiches, pastries, fruits, and vegetables. Meals are provided. The dining room presents excellent views of the tundra surrounding the mine.
On site recreational facilities have been designed to ensure that everyone maintains a fit and healthy lifestyle while based at the mine. Facilities include a gym, fitness centre, squash court, reading room, and non-smoking, and smoking lounges. The gym features treadmills, stationary bikes, shower facilities, stair masters, rowing machines, weights, basketball court, track, and sauna.
Fully furnished lounge and rest areas are available at the mine. These come complete with couches, reclining chairs, musical instruments, big-screen satellite TV, pool tables, and table tennis and board games and a learning centre.
As part of Diavik's commitment to the health and safety of its workforce, healthy menus are a priority. Snacks, including fresh baked goods and fruits are available 24 hours a day. In summer, there is a well-marked outdoor walking trail around the main accommodations.
Northern and Aboriginal hiring policy
As part of Diavik’s local commitments under the Socio-Economic Monitoring Agreement, Aboriginal persons and northern residents receive hiring priority.
Diavik is committed to at least 40 per cent Aboriginal employment and at least 66 per cent northern employment. This commitment is formalized in the socio-economic monitoring agreement with the Government of the Northwest Territories.
Subject to applicable laws and regulations and availability of persons in these priority groups with the required skills, training, and experience, Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc. hires according to the following priorities:
- First priority Aboriginal persons
- Second priority northerners who have been continuously resident in the Northwest Territories or the West Kitikmeot Region at least six months prior to being hired
- Third priority, other northerners resident in the Northwest Territories or the West Kitikmeot Region
- Fourth priority, all other Canadians
- Other candidates