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New Report: Discover the realities and challenges facing mineral exploration with the Canadian Mineral Exploration HR Outlook

The mineral exploration industry consists of a myriad of different organizations that come together to discover potential areas for economic mineral resource development. Mineral exploration is the first stage of the mining process and requires collaboration between multiple stakeholders to be successful.

MiHR partnered with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to conduct a pilot study on the exploration industry, and provide valuable information about the least-understood labour market in the mining industry. Based on responses from a national industry survey, this report helps fill a gap in labour market information, allowing for a more refined and accurate reflection of Canada’s mineral exploration labour market. This research will support industry stakeholders in creating strategies to increase the sector’s ability to engage new pools of talent in mineral exploration. 

This national survey is the first step in a larger strategy that incorporates learning from all stakeholders in our sector – not just mining extraction – enabling us to better understand and address labour market issues related to the entire mining cycle.

Read the Executive Summary 
Download the full report

What are the constraints and challenges that face industry organizations as they strive to pursue inclusive, responsible and equitable partnerships with Indigenous communities?

MiHR is pleased to be partnering with the Conference Board of Canada for Our Land, Our Future: National Summit on Indigenous Youth and Natural Resource Development!

November 21 & 22, 2017 Grey Eagle Resort and Casino Calgary, Alberta 

This first-of-its-kind event will feature compelling perspectives from Indigenous youth, industry leaders and public sector representatives around the topic of sustainable, responsible natural resource development in Canada. These insights will help your organization bring more equity, stability, and predictability to your operations and planning. Register today and participate in the discussion to help build a sustainable and equitable resource sector in Canada. Help us spread the word for this exciting event by sharing #CBoCIndigenous with your social media following! More information, including full agenda, speaker details and session descriptions can be found here.

Secure your spot, and register today! Save $400 off your registration fee by quoting rebate code PRM5. 

Green Internship Program

MiHR has extended the application process for our Green Internship Program! Companies interested in taking advantage of up to $12,000 in wage funding, now have until October 13th 2017 to complete and submit our online application. 

Become an approved hiring organization and create help 120 meaningful internship opportunities in the mining sector! Approved companies will be connected with qualified graduates from disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and math. These internships aim to promote a focus on clean technology and innovation as well as provide an environmental benefit to Canada. The Green Internship Program is designed to help new graduates transition to long-term employment or to pursue advanced studies, through work experience and mentorship provided by approved hiring organizations. Funding for this initiative is provided by the Government of Canada through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Jobs – Science and Technology Internship Program, as part of the Youth Employment Strategy.

If you are interested in joining our list of hiring organizations, or want to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit our Green Internship Application Page.

Get Ready for Auction for Action: November 7, 2017!

Brought to you by Women Who Rock, the illustrious Auction for Action is bigger and better than ever! Providing an unparalleled opportunity for female professionals to bid on a one-hour mentorship meeting with a group of influential CEOs and CFOs involved in the mining industry, the annual event will take place November 7th 2017. Auction for Action 2017, will be located at the beautifully restored Crystal Ballroom at the prestigious Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East in Toronto. Men are permitted to bid as long as they nominate a female colleague, or a selected female student, to be the recipient of the mentoring opportunity.

Stay tuned for more information including the mentors’ lineup. Register and receive the early bird discount!