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 is why we consistently recruit, develop and retain top talent who share the same spirit and values that motivate us to approach a centuries-old industry in new and innovative ways.

As of December 31, 2017, our workforce (employees and contractors) totalled 14,094, compared to 15,262 in 2016 and 15,836 in 2015. The largest reduction in our workforce occurred between 2014 (18,217 employees) and 2015. This was due to our transitioning to a decentralized operating model and having to create efficiencies while operating in a lower commodity price environment.

Total Workforce by Country, Employment Type and Gender1

Location Contractors Full-Time Salaried (Non-Union) Employees Full-Time Salaried (Union) Employees Hourly (Non-Union) Employees Hourly (Union) Employees
Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male Total Female Male Total

Canada

129

1,179

1,308

345

871

1,216

0

0

0

77

1,561

1,638

22

244

266

Argentina

0

0

0

82

342

424

33

822

915

0

0

0

0

0

0

Barbados

0

0

0

11

2

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Chile

114

634

748

21

60

81

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Europe

0

0

0

2

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Expatriates2

0

0

0

3

55

58

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Guatemala

8

429

437

33

89

122

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Honduras

0

1

1

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mexico

436

4,085

4,521

122

548

660

0

0

0

0

0

0

112

1,564

1,676

U.S.

0

0

0

0

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

112

1,564

1,676

Total Goldcorp

687

6,328

7,015

610

1,974

2,584

33

882

915

77

1,561

1,638

134

1,808

1,942

Total Workforce: 14,094

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 hire 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.