Red Lake

Evolution’s star is rising in Red Lake.

Knowing all the challenges that lay ahead, our ‘never say never’ attitude has led to a new lease on mine life.​

Transforming to a cornerstone asset in Evolution’s portfolio, our people now have a longer and brighter future of career and growth opportunities at Red Lake.​

Red Lake Evolution Mining

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geological experience.

Our Red Lake operation in Northwestern Ontario is situated in one of the highest-grade gold deposits in Canada.

With three underground mines and two processing plants all within one site, the operational diversity and complexity at Red Lake, along with outstanding exploration potential, will be the highlight of your career.

Fast facts

+ Employees

125,000 – 135,000

FY24 gold production guidance (oz)

Mine life

  • 535km north-west of Thunder Bay
  • 480km north-west of Winnipeg
  • Producing: gold, copper, silver
  • Underground, processing and maintenance
  • Owner operator
  • Residential, FIFO and DIDO
  • First Nations People: Wabauskang and Lac Seul

Our Red Lake community

Our focus remains on building trusted partnerships with our First Nation Partners to protect their cultural heritage and support the delivery of their community goals. Collaboration Agreements are in place with the Wabauskang and Lac Seul First Nation Partners.

Our strong community support includes:

Local focus

  • 70%+ local workforce and procurement initiatives
  • Partnership with Northern College and Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord for First Nation Common Core underground mining training “Mikinaak Mine Excell”

Local partnerships

  • Supporting industry groups such as the Ontario Mining Association
  • Support for the Shared Spirits (partnership with the First Nations Partners)

Investing in community

  • Supporting education, environment, diversity, health, arts, culture and recreation
  • Community recreation centre including swimming pool, bowling, curling rink, fitness centre and gymnastics club

Living and working at Red Lake

At Red Lake, we think it’s very special that our town, operations and FIFO camps are all close by, so it really does feel like one big community.

Living in the stunning community of Red Lake, you get to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and adventures the region is renowned for.


We encourage our people to live local and provide temporary single accommodation to those who qualify while you seek permanent accommodation. Residential units vary locally in terms of size and location and are available in Red Lake, Balmertown and Cochenour. Single and family dwellings are available for longer term rent within the community by local landlords, or you may choose to put down some roots and purchase a residential or lakefront property.

Camp facilities for FIFO and DIDO communities

Red Lake is 175km from Vermilion Bay which is located on Highway 17, travelling east to Thunder Bay and west to Winnipeg. Ear Falls is 70km from Red Lake. FIFO eligible employees and contractors are provided with two staging points, Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, where they fly using a company hired charter for travel.

Village accommodation facilities

  • 280-person camp (male, female and gender-neutral accommodation)
  • Games room
  • Lounge
  • Small cardio room
  • Full kitchen

Social Club

Red Lake Social Committee is the operation’s onsite social club which is coordinated by employee volunteers who plan, organise and deliver social events for Evolution employees. Events include (subject to change): Trivia nights, fishing tournaments, golf tournaments, open mic nights and other fun social events.

Red Lake


Red Lake has over 800 kilometres of rugged beautiful coastline to discover and the community is surrounded by countless unscathed lakes and water systems. Natural adventure opportunities exist all around Red Lake including hiking, swimming, birdwatching, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and hunting.

Sport and recreation

  • Evolution Recreation Centre – weight room, bowling alley, swimming pool, curling club, fitness classes, swimming lessons, social events
  • Red Lake Recreation Centre – weight room, squash courts, fitness classes, Splash Pad
  • Community – figure skating, karate, Rod & Gun Club, indoor & outdoor skating rink, cross country skiing, dance studios, gymnastics club, Minor Hockey Association, archery, baseball, Red Lake Miners Hockey (SIJHL), Sea Cadets, Golf & Country Club, tons of hiking, fishing and hunting spots
  • Ear Falls – Golf & Country Club, Minor Hockey, skating, Pakwash Provincial Park, Ear Falls Recreation Centre

Social events and activities

  • Fall Fishing Tournament

  • Norseman Floatplane Festival  

  • Red Lake Art Show – Heritage Centre 

  • Rotary Radio Bingo 

  • Lobsterspiel – December (hosted by Canadian Institute of Mining Branch) 

  • Daughter’s Gala (hosted by local dance studio) 

  • Christmas Craft & Gift Shows  

  • Patricia Players (Local Comedy & Music Productions) 

  • Winter Carnival  

  • Red Lake Fall Classic  

  • Lac Seul Walleye Cup  

  • Red Lake Community Pow Wow  

Education and childcare

From early learning and high school to special needs and adult education, Red Lake can cater for all education needs:

  • Kenora Patricia District School Board (K – 8, 9-12)
  • Golden Learning Centre – Balmertown (K-8)
  • Red Lake Madsen Public School (K-8)
  • Red Lake District High School (9 – 12)
  • Alternative School (Red Lake District High School – Grade 9 – 12)
  • Ear Falls Public School (K-8)
  • Kenora Catholic District School Board (K- 8)
  • French Immersion
  • Red Lake Adult Learning Centre
  • Confederation College
  • Early Learning (Daycare) Centers

Medical and wellbeing

  • Red Lake Medical Clinic
  • Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital (Emergency Room)
  • Counselling and addictions services
  • Firefly (Children’s Mental Health)
  • Harmony Centre (Support for disabilities)
  • New Starts for Women (Shelter)
  • Emergency shelter
  • Red Lake Indian Friendship Centre
  • Chiropractor and massage therapy
  • Optometrist
  • Red Lake Dental Clinic
  • Red Lake Pharmacy
  • Red Lake Hospital and Emergency Room

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