About MiHR

Leading collaboration across Canada’s mining sector.

Overview

The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) is an independent, non-profit organization that leads collaboration among mining and exploration companies, organized labour, contractors, educational institutions, industry associations and Indigenous groups to identify and address the human resource and labour market challenges facing the Canadian minerals and metals sector.

Our Mission

To lead collaboration across the Canadian mining sector to understand labour market trends, identify opportunities, and develop solutions.

Our Vision

An inclusive, skilled and sustainable Canadian mining workforce that anticipates and adapts to volatility and innovation.

Our Values

  • Collaboration
  • Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Efficiency
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge

Milestone Timeline

PUBLICATION

Look back at some of MiHR’s many accomplishments over its 25 years of leading collaboration across Canada’s mining sector.

Our Strategic Priorities

Labour Market Information

As the national organization that leads collaboration across the Canadian mining sector to understand labour market trends, identify opportunities, and develop solutions, MiHR will:

  • Increase understanding of HR issues, workforce supply and demand and critical gaps by region and occupations.
  • Improve the long-term approach to HR management, decision making and workforce planning.
  • Develop and implement proactive strategies to address an evolving labour market.
  • Increase recognition and visibility of MiHR as a key LMI research expert for the Canadian mining sector.

ALL OUR LMI PROGRAMS

Inclusion, Diversity & Career Development

As the national organization that leads collaboration across the Canadian mining sector to understand labour market trends, identify opportunities, and develop solutions, MiHR will:

  • Increase industry’s ability to attract employees from diverse groups.
  • Increase industry’s action to develop and implement inclusion strategies to support retention of diverse employee groups.
  • Increased awareness, interest and improved perception of careers in mining.
  • Improved link/connections between career seekers, education and industry.

ALL OUR IDCD PROGRAMS

National Occupation Standards & Workforce Development

As the national organization that leads collaboration across the Canadian mining sector to understand labour market trends, identify opportunities, and develop solutions, MiHR will increase:

  • The common understanding of the current and relevant knowledge, skills and abilities of select mining occupations.
  • Recognition of MiHR’s NOS across all PT governments and mining stakeholders.
  • Alignment of training to the skills requirements of the mining industry.
  • Recognition of MiHR’s national training standards and their value in aligning training to NOS.
  • The pool of workers trained to the NOS.
  • Access to certification for mine workers in all of MiHR’s NOS occupations.
  • The pool of workers with nationally recognized skills.
  • The employability and transition of workers in select mining occupations.

ALL OUR NOS-WD PROGRAMS

Strategic Engagements & Partnerships

As the national organization that leads collaboration across the Canadian mining sector to understand labour market trends, identify opportunities, and develop solutions, MiHR will:

  • Increase cooperation and collaboration among industry stakeholders.
  • Increase knowledge of, and improved ability to address, industry HR trends.
  • Improve stakeholder engagement.
  • Address sector needs through efficient and representative programming.

ALL OUR SEP PROGRAMS

Governance

MiHR’s governance structure reflects our industry

From our board of directors to our program committees, representatives from Canadian mining employers and contractors form the largest membership of each group. In addition to employers, our board and/or standing committees may also include representatives from organized labour, education, associations and Indigenous groups.

Board of Directors

MiHR is governed by a 13 person board of directors that represent a cross-section of mining industry employers, organized labour, mining associations, equity groups, and educators from across Canada.

Keith Harris-Lowe (Chair)

Vice President, Special Projects

Agnico Eagle

Jenine Ellefson (Vice-Chair)

Vice President, Human Resources

North America Newmont

Dean Winsor (Past Chair)

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) 

Teck Resources

Shanyn Bzowey

Director, Talent and HR

Suncor Energy

Viviane Ajub

Head of HR for Ontario Operations

Vale

Geoff Smith

Vice President, Government Relations

Mining Association of Canada

Jered Heigh

Talent Acquisition and Development Manager

Cameco

Stephen Hunt

District Director

United Steelworkers District 3

Jan Romo

National Representative

Unifor

Karen Jonkman

National Representative

Unifor

Brian Vaillancourt

Vice President, Business Development

College Boreal

Steve Ball

Mining Project Manager

Hatch

Sherry Iskander

Principal Advisor, Talent

Rio Tinto

Our Team

Allow us to introduce ourselves.

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 dedicated to striving for inclusion and diversity in its staff. Please refer to our Inclusion & Diversity Policy and Procedures for more information.

Project Coordinator

About MiHR

The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) is an independent, non-profit organization that leads collaboration among mining and exploration companies, organized labour, contractors, educational institutions, industry associations and Indigenous groups to identify and address the human resource and labour market challenges facing the Canadian minerals and metals sector.

About the position

We’re looking for one full-time Project Coordinator to join our small Inclusion, Diversity and Career Development (IDCD) team. The chosen candidate will be responsible for supporting the administration of team projects by planning, leading, coordinating and organizing a wide range of project-related functions that support the effective management of IDCD projects and related administration.

This is an entry-level position, ideal for someone that is happy to support administrative responsibilities, with the potential to build toward the next step in their career in project management, office administration and/or staff development. This role is a mix of in-office collaboration at our beautiful location in Kanata, Ontario with some opportunities to work from home. MiHR follows all COVID-19 Public Health safety protocols and guidelines.

What you will do now

  • Responds to, and/or directs team-related inquiries received via team email(s);
  • Supports team with administrative requirements related to training and project management, such as:
    • Requests for proposals;
    • Data/file management and quality assurance;
    • Project invoicing and reporting;
    • Written, verbal and online communications and relationship stewardship;
    • Coordinating stakeholder/partner inquiries, recommendations, requests, surveys;
    • Compiling and providing information to funders, committees and internal MiHR teams;
    • Compiling and maintaining meeting materials (agendas, minutes, correspondence) and supporting related logistics;
    • Research, information-gathering and data-mining;
  • Provides other ad-hoc admin support as required

What you will bring to the table

  • Two-year certificate in Office Administration, or equivalent
  • Minimum five (5) years administrative experience
  • Intermediate experience using Microsoft Office products; proficiency in Excel to manage large data sets considered an asset
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible with changing requirements
  • Bilingualism an asset

What MiHR has to offer

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% paid Health & Dental benefits
  • Group RRSP matching
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • Mentorship in the EDI and Career Development field
  • Advancement opportunities based on performance and the value of contributions made to the organization

Salary Range: $45,000 to $65,000
Location: Kanata, ON

How to apply

Send us your resume highlighting the skills, knowledge and experience you bring to the table and a cover letter telling us why you would like to work with us and why you think we would be a good fit for you! You can find us at hr@mihr.ca.

MiHR is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants, and is focused on fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusionary workplace. We are committed to equal opportunity and welcome people of any gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any underrepresented groups to apply. Please let us know if you require any accommodations throughout the interview and selection process.

We encourage all applicants to apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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