Employment Law

Kinross Gold Severance Packages

Multiple bars of gold placed side by side. Kinross Gold is a Canadian gold-producer

Kinross Gold Corporation (Kinross) is a Canadian gold mining company.

Founded in 1993, the gold miner employs a total workforce of more than 5,300 people, according to LinkedIn.

Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Kinross has mines and projects across Canada, the U.S., Brazil, Chile, and Mauritania.

The company claims in its 2022 Sustainability and ESG Report that it’s aiming to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.

Recent layoffs at Kinross Gold

Severance for Kinross Gold employees

In Canada, non-unionized employees at Kinross can get up to 24 months of severance pay when they are fired or laid off from their job. This includes individuals working full-time, part-time, or hourly in Ontario, Alberta, and B.C.

Severance is the compensation non-unionized workers in Canada receive from their employer when they are fired without cause.

Even if you are fired for cause, it’s very likely that you are still entitled to full severance pay because employees often don’t meet the conditions necessary for this type of dismissal.

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Regardless of a company’s grasp on employment law, they are legally required to provide proper compensation following a termination.

This concept applies during challenging economic conditions, downsizing, the closure of a business, or major public health events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.


WATCH: Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru explains everything you need to know about severance pay on an episode of the Employment Law Show.


The employment lawyers at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP have represented numerous mining sector employees over the years in severance package negotiations.

We have successfully secured much larger amounts for individuals employed across a variety of positions, from entry level jobs to executives.

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How to properly calculate severance pay

Employers often incorrectly calculate severance pay. There is a belief that severance is one week’s pay, two weeks’ pay, or a week for every year of service an employee has with the company.

The reality is that severance for non-unionized employees in Canada can be as much as 24 months’ pay.

The amount of compensation you are owed is calculated using a variety of factors, including age, length of service, position, bonuses, benefits, and your ability to find new work.

To figure out how much compensation you may be entitled to, use our firm’s Pocket Employment Lawyer.

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Don’t sign on the dotted line!

Do not accept any severance offer, termination papers, or exit agreement that Kinross may provide you with.

Once you sign back these documents, you eliminate your ability to negotiate a fair and proper severance package.

Generally speaking, if an employee does not receive the proper amount of severance pay when they lose their job, they may be considered to have been wrongfully dismissed. An employment lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP can analyze your situation and explain how much compensation you may be owed.

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The experienced employment law team at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP has helped tens of thousands of non-unionized individuals across the country. In addition to severance package negotiations, our team has experience securing solutions for the following employment matters:

Our lawyers in Ontario, Alberta, and B.C. stand ready to help you solve your workplace issues.

If you are a non-unionized employee who needs help with an employment issue, contact us or call 1-855-821-5900 to get the advice you need, and the compensation you deserve.

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Disclaimer: The materials above are provided as general information about the rights of non-unionized employees in Canada. It is not specific to any one company and should not be read as suggesting any improper conduct on the part of any specific employer.

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