MiHR's Take Action for Diversity report provides valuable insight on the perspectives of members of key target groups on being attracted, recruited and retained in the mining sector. As part of the SHIFT: Changing the Face of the Canadian Mining Industry initiative, the report was developed to assist employers in their efforts to attract and retain staff from specific pools of talent, including Aboriginal peoples, youth, women, new Canadians, mature/transitioning workers, and persons with disabilities.
If you are interested in more information about the SHIFT project, please visit the SHIFT page.
Ramp-UP: A Study on the Status of Women in Canada's Mining and Exploration Sector
The Ramp-UP study, launched in March 2010, has produced findings that confirm to industry what barriers exist and more importantly, what can be done to attract, retain and advance more women in the mining sector. Diversifying the workforce by increasing the number of women retained and recruited by the mining sector is an essential strategy in addressing the looming skills shortage. MiHR partnered with Women and Mining Canada to conduct this study.
Partner Report - Women: An Unmined Resource - A Report on Female Participation within BC's Mineral Exploration and Mining Industry Published by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AMEBC), this report is based on extensive surveying of women working in the BC mineral exploration and mining industry, HR decision makers in the industry and student career advisors from secondary and post-secondary institutions across BC. This report adds value to the current knowledge about female participation in the industry and reveals that there is great opportunity to further engage and employ women in a dynamic and rewarding career within the mineral exploration and mining industry in British Columbia.
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