The economy the Red Lake / Ear Falls area is largely based on the resource industries of mining, forestry and tourism. Two gold mines located in Balmertown employ in excess of 600 workers while timber cutting and sawmill operations including the Eacom Timber in Ear Falls employ hundreds more. The towns of Red Lake and Ear Falls are also the jumping off point for many tourist destined for one of the 100 outpost and resort locations scattered throughout the district. Service, retail and government services provide the balance of the jobs within the region.
Tourism and Recreation
The Red Lake District has become a world-class outdoor recreation destination for many tourist from Canada, the U.S. and Europe...
Opportunities exist in the Forestry sector within the Red Lake District...