Our Workforce

Our innovative spirit plays a major role in our success, and attracts and retains an exceptional group of people. Our people drive our business; that’s why we consistently recruit, develop, and retain top talent who share the same spirit and values that drive us to approach a centuries-old industry in new and innovative ways.

As of December 31, 2016, our workforce (employees and contractors) totalled 15,262, compared to 15,836 in 2015 and 18,217 in 2014. The reduction in our workforce corresponds to terminations resulting from our transition to a decentralized operating model and having to create efficiencies while operating in a lower commodity price environment.

Global Workforce by Region, Employment Type and Gender

Location Full time salaried (non-union) employees Full time salaried (union) employees Hourly (non-union) employees Hourly (Union) Employees Contractors
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total

Canada, Europe and US

903

319

1,222

0

0

0

1,576

72

1,648

245

14

259

1,075

29

1,104

Latin America

2,235

332

2,567

880

35

915

0

0

0

1,906

195

2,101

5,099

347

5,446

Total Goldcorp

3,138

651

3,789

880

35

915

1,576

72

1,648

2,151

209

2,360

6,174

376

6,550

Total Workforce: 15,262

Outsourcing

We partner extensively with contractors during the construction of new projects and when significant capital investments are made to our existing operations. Contractors provide a source of short-term labour, as well as specific construction expertise that is not readily available within our own workforce.

We also make use of contractors to supplement our internal expertise in key areas of our operations. We have a number of long-term partnerships with contractors who undertake critical components of our operation. Contractors are required to comply with our policies and procedures, including the Code of Conduct and safety procedures such as the Golden Guide and Golden Rules, which help all employees and contractors understand how to do their jobs safely.

Our use of long-term contractors falls into three broad areas:

  • Mining and processing: These are our core functions and we tend to use contractors only to provide a key additional technical resource as needed.
  • Maintenance: Contractors are used at most of our sites due, at least in part, to the specialized nature of some maintenance functions. These activities are often cyclical and we do not always staff up internally for these roles.
  • Drilling, blasting, security, employee transport and catering: While these functions are important to the operation of our sites, they are frequently contracted out to firms who specialize in these activities.