Education & Training

CZN has been providing scholarships and training programs since 2003. The company has been significantly rewarded for this ongoing investment by the development of excellent employees.  

More Than A Silver Lining

In 2011, CZN and the Mine Training Society succeeded in obtaining federal funding from the department of Human Resources and Skills Development of Canada. The Government of Canada committed to providing more than $3 million over three years towards capacity training programs for neighbouring First Nation communities. Although more than 200 companies across Canada applied for this special federal funding, CZN's application was one of the 10 projects approved to receive this funding and the only approved project in all Territories.Silver Lining TrainingSilver Lining training partners (Click to Enlarge)

Some of the training includes:

Heavy Equipment Operator                          Camp Cook      
Trainingship (Trades)                                   Class 5 Drivers Licence
Introduction to Underground Mining              Mine Administration
Advance Medical First Responder                  Enviromental Monitor
Mineral Exploration Field Assistant                Diamond Driller
Diamond Driller – Helper                               Road Construction




Training Programs Held at Prairie Creek Mine

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Trainingship 2013Trainingship (General Trades)

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Prarie Creek Culinary Canada Day CakeCamp cook

DrillerWebDiamond drill helper

Canadian Zinc Earth Sciences Scholarship

img 0702CZN discusses scholarship with Grand Chief

In 2011, Dehcho First Nations approached CZN to provide a scholarship for advanced studies in Earth Sciences.The Canadian Zinc Earth Sciences Scholarship provides one $12,000 multi-year scholarship to a Dehcho Dene descendant pursuing their doctorate (1st choice), masters (2nd choice) or undergraduate degree (3rd choice) in Earth Sciences.

CZN acknowledges that developing qualified employees for the Prairie Creek Mine is a shared responsibility and is committed to ensuring that all professional levels of employment are open for Dehcho Members. The Canadian Zinc Earth Sciences Scholarship will complement this commitment.

On May 28, 2012, the Company presented the Canadian Zinc Earth Sciences Scholarship to Dehcho First Nations' Grand Chief Sam Gargan.


IBA Scholarships

CZN has two IBA communities. Both Nahanni Butte Dene Band and Liidlii Kue First Nation have provisions within their IBAs for annual scholarships. These scholarships will continue to benefit these communities for the operational life of the Prairie Creek Mine.

Community Capacity Trust Funds

lkfn capacity contributionCZN presents trust fund cheque to Chief Jim Antoine at PDAC

 Youth Career Workshops

youth workshopWilbert Antoine discusses a career in mining with students at Thomas Simpson school   

School Presentations

  nddb presentationAlan Taylor discusses the importance of minerals with students of Charles Yohin School

Dehcho Regional Training Committee Participation

  img 0715CZN team joins Dehcho Regional Training Committee