Virtual Career Fair to Bridge the Gap Between Job Seekers and Mining Employers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA – January 10, 2018 - The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) invites mining sector employers and job seekers to participate in an innovative virtual career fair on February 6 and 7, 2018, entitled A Career in Mining is More Than You Think.

MiHR’s virtual career fair will provide an unparalleled opportunity for Canadian mining companies to recruit qualified candidates from across the country in a user-friendly online setting. The format provides an easy, effective way to identify and chat with qualified candidates, and to promote career opportunities and increase brand awareness.

This two-day virtual event will encourage employers to leverage wage subsidies that MiHR is providing in order to overcome barriers to recruitment. MiHR is offering employers a wage subsidy up to $12,000 through its Green Internship program, and up to $7,000 through its Gearing Up program. The Green Internship Program helps post-secondary graduates gain relevant and meaningful work experience in mining, with a focus on clean technology and innovation, through paid internships. Gearing Up aims to change the way students perceive, pursue and acquire the skills necessary for in-demand mining occupations through the creation of 1000 new work-integrated learning opportunities over the next four years.

Employers can take advantage of the virtual career fair early bird rate until January 19, 2018. Visit mihr.vfairs.com for more information and to register today. More information on MiHR’s wage subsidy programs is available at www.mihr.ca/careers/wage-subsidy-programs.

“We are proud to bring industry and job seekers together to help build a diverse, sustainable, safe and skilled Canadian mining workforce that is recognized globally,” said MiHR’s Executive Director Ryan Montpellier. “It is critical that we establish a robust, sustainable mining labour supply. Through this virtual career fair we aim to connect industry with students and recent graduates, and show job seekers that a career in mining is more than you think”.

Job seekers can register now for the virtual career fair to take advantage of these opportunities towards an exciting career in mining. The online format provides a quick and easy way to connect with potential employers, browse available positions, share resumes and chat with recruiters.

About the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR): 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.                                                                                       

For more information, and interviews or research data requests, contact: 

Will Meyer 
Director, Marketing and Communications
The Mining Industry Human Resources Council 
(613) 270-9696 x 258
Emailwmeyer@mihr.ca