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Elder Advisor


Saskatoon, SK, CANADA

Human Resources and Recruitment



Job Category: HR

Location: Cigar Lake, SK 

Work Contract: Casual (K6) 


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At Cameco, we are committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of the communities we operate in. We promote employment equity and encourage candidates to voluntarily disclose during the application process if they are a member of a designated group (i.e. women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities).  In addition, Cameco is committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and working environment. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise the representative of any accommodation measures that would be required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.  Information received relating to accommodation measures will be address confidentially.


Position and Responsibilities


As the Elder advisor you will be responsible for bringing forward employee and contractor questions and concerns to site human resources. This includes listening and providing guidance, as well as job shadowing employees in their daily activities, while maintaining confidentiality.


You will assist in planning and promoting emotional, spiritual and physical activities to increase the overall well-being and cultural understanding of site employees and contractors. You will also support Cameco's corporate responsibility team and represent Cigar Lake in northern community meetings and visits, communicating information on mine site activities.


As a respected Elder from the Athabasca region of northern Saskatchewan, you will demonstrate Cameco's values of safety and environment, people, integrity and excellence in your daily activities.


Education and Qualifications


Requirements of the position:

  • Resident of an Athabasca Basin community, in line with the Ya'Thi Nènè Collaboration Agreement
  • Two to three years of leadership experience in community roles such as Elder or councillor
  • Knowledge of the Dene culture and traditional lifestyle
  • Fluent in English and Dene
  • Work a flexible schedule (approximately four days per month) and commute to site by aircraft



  • Mine site or industrial work experience


Req ID #: 28465

Posted: November 23, 2017

Posting end date: December 22, 2017


Safety Sensitive Position


Applications will also be reviewed by the Ya'Thi Nènè Collaboration Agreement Joint Implementation Committee in addition to Cameco.


 Safety is a top priority at Cameco. Successful candidates for all positions at safety sensitive sites must take and pass a substance test as a condition of employment.



Cameco is one of the world's largest uranium producers providing about 18% of the world's production from mines in Canada, the US and Kazakhstan. We hold about 410 million pounds of proven and probable reserves, extensive resources and have focused our exploration programs on three continents where our land holdings total about 1.6 million hectares. We are also a leading provider of nuclear fuel processing services, supplying much of the world's reactor fleet with the fuel to generate one of the cleanest sources of electricity available today.  

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Benefits & Perks


Total rewards include everything employees acquire or receive from working at Cameco. The rewards are significant – from compensation and benefits to learning opportunities and career development. Cameco's total rewards also include programs for living well and retirement funding.


Cameco is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming, inclusive, barrier-free work environment which allows all employees to perform their jobs at an optimal level.  Achieving this desired environment depends upon mutual respect, creative problem solving and co-operation.  Cameco is Canada's number one industrial employer of Aboriginal people and have been recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers since 2010.   Members of a diverse workforce bring new ideas, perspectives, experiences and expertise to the company. This allows Cameco to continue to innovate, manage change, and grow as a respected industry leader and employer of choice.  A diverse workforce helps Cameco to succeed.


Live better is a philosophy that guides our wellness programs. It recognizes the importance of maintaining balance across four essential health dimensions: physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual.

Cameco offers a variety of company-wide and site-specific wellness programs such as on-site fitness facilities, lunch-and-learn information sessions, lifestyle programs, team activities and site-to-site fitness challenges.

Live Better committees help determine the best program fit for each workplace. Some of the other ways we help promote the wellness of our people is through programs such as Employee and family assistance program (EFAP), Disability management, paid vacation leave and paid sick leave.

Elder Advisor, CAMECO CORPORATION, Saskatoon, SK, CANADA