Career Opportunities at MiHR

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

Please note that MiHR is not an employment agency, and does not offer positions other than those listed on this page. Resumes sent to MiHR related to general mining positions are not accepted. Please refer to job boards and company websites for mining industry job openings.

MiHR is currently hiring the following positions:

Director, Inclusion and Career Development

The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) is an independent, non-profit organization that drives collaboration among mining and exploration companies, organized labour, contractors, educational institutions, industry associations and Indigenous groups to identify opportunities and address the human resource and labour market challenges facing the Canadian minerals and metals sector. The Council’s vision is to help build an inclusive, skilled and sustainable Canadian mining workforce that anticipates and adapts to volatility and innovation.

MiHR is looking for a new Director, Inclusion and Career Development (ICD) to oversee various programs and partnerships with key industry stakeholder groups while contributing to the Council’s strategic priorities. Reporting to the Executive Director and as a member of the Council’s senior management team, the Director contributes to the strategic objectives of the Council and provides leadership to a team of professionals who carry out programs and projects in the area of workplace inclusion, diversity, aboriginal inclusion, work-integrated learning and career awareness.

As the ideal candidate, you have extensive experience working on projects/programs and possess the tools and know-how to effectively manage large budgets, multiple stakeholders, consultants and your team. As a creative and engaging leader, you have a proven track record in developing programs and services for external audiences, and notable experience building partnerships and strategic relationships. You bring a flair for innovation and collaboration and have effectively crafted diverse, creative strategies, to engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders. You are looking for the opportunity to grow and impact the mining industry for a well-established and dynamic organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the implementation of the council’s initiatives focused on mining career development, student engagement and overseeing the Council’s wage subsidy program focused on attracting and developing post-secondary students for careers in the mining sector through increased access to mining sector co-ops and internships.
  • Leading the implementation of the Council’s inclusion and diversity (I&D) initiatives.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to a team of managers and coordinators who oversee and implement inclusion, diversity and career development programs and projects.
  • Contributing to the overall strategic objectives of the Council, and as a member of the senior management team.
  • Providing both written and verbal reports and presentations to the Council’s Board of Directors, project advisory committees and funding partners.
  • Developing strategic partnerships and engaging with industry stakeholders in meaningful relationships for the advancement of the Council’s priorities
  • Facilitating training activities, chairing committee meetings, leading group discussions, speaking at industry events and promoting Council programs and projects at conferences and events.
  • Leading the identification and development of funding proposals to grow the Council’s employment and career development initiatives.

As the ideal candidate, you have:

  • Experience in effectively leading projects and programs, and managing large budgets, multiple stakeholders and consultants.
  • Experience in the identification and development of funding proposals.
  • Experience in the management of government grants / contribution agreements / large multi-stakeholder projects.
  • The ability to lead, motivate, coach and engage a small team of professionals.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with a high level of diplomacy, tact and judgment.
  • A relevant university degree (graduate degree preferred) and 8+ years of experience in a leadership / senior management role.
  • Experience in the areas of attraction, recruitment, retention, inclusion and diversity.
  • Experience working with underrepresented, Indigenous or other marginalized groups.
  • Knowledge of the minerals and metals industry and bilingualism would be considered assets.

In addition to a competitive salary, you will also be entitled to participate in the following excellent employee benefits:

  • Salary Range: $85,000 to $110,000
  • Extended Health, Vision & Dental Plan
  • Short and Long-term Disability and Life Insurance coverage
  • Matching RRSP Contribution Program
  • MiHR Annual Bonus Program

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume and cover letter to referencing position: MiHR_ICD_2020

MiHR is committed to ensuring a non-discriminatory, inclusive work environment which supports a diverse and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers, whatever their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability, feel valued and respected. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Coordinator, Employment Initiatives


Reporting to the Manager, Employment Initiatives, the Project Coordinator is responsible for the day to day planning, leading, coordinating and organizing a wide range of administrative functions to support MiHR's employment and wage subsidy program.


  • Receives all applications for wage subsidy program funding and reviews documentation for completeness and eligibility
  • Assists in assigning, preparing and distributing new agreements
  • Conducts quality assurance (QA) by ensuring accurate collection and input of program information and documentation into program database
  • Monitors program email in-box and responds to program enquiries
  • Ensures and maintains a system of confidentiality for all wage subsidy program data collected
  • Works with MiHR Senior Manager of Finance to reconcile the creation and collection of wage subsidy invoices
  • Liaises with employers to collect outstanding invoices, signed agreements, participant and employer information forms
  • Updates and maintains program database, ensuring accurate internship, participant and employer contact information
  • Monitors and follows-up to ensure wage subsidy program participants and employers have completed e-learning modules (Gender Equity in Mining - GEM and Cross - Cultural training)
  • Assists with the ongoing design and enhancement(s) of the wage subsidy program database
  • Provides other administrative support including meeting logistics, preparation and distribution of meeting materials, collation of program marketing material Assists with additional tasks as needed


  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration, or equivalent
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Experience using Microsoft CRM (an asset) An understanding of government funded programs (an asset)


  • Salary Range: $45,000 to $55,000
  • Extended Health, Vision & Dental Plan
  • Short and Long-term Disability and Life Insurance coverage
  • Matching RRSP Contribution Program
  • MiHR Annual Bonus Program

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume and cover letter to referencing position: MiHR_EIC_2020