Frontier is a proposed truck-and-shovel oil sands mine located between Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan in northeast Alberta. The project is advancing through a joint federal-provincial regulatory review process.
Frontier will consist of surface mining operations, a processing plant, tailings management facilities, water management facilities, and associated infrastructure and support facilities. Teck is committed to developing Frontier responsibly, incorporating best practices for environmental protection, tailings management, water use and managing greenhouse gases. Teck has reached agreements with all 14 Indigenous communities in the broader Frontier project area.
If approved, it is estimated that the Frontier project will directly employ up to 7,000 workers during construction and up to 2,500 workers during operation.