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, People

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.

Manager, Diversity & Career Development

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director, Inclusion & Career Development, the Manager, Diversity and Career Development Initiatives is responsible for designing, managing, delivering and evaluating projects, which support MiHR’s strategic inclusion, diversity and career development/employment-related objectives. Responsibilities also include leading the planning and implementation of projects, managing stakeholder and partner relations, and identifying strategic opportunities, including supporting business development and proposal activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Designs, plans, manages and monitors project execution, activities, data and relationships to ensure high quality deliverables are on time and on budget.
  • Conducts project management, including: planning and activity scheduling; engagement and management of relationships with consulting services/contractors, steering committees, stakeholders and partners; project monitoring, evaluation, data management and reporting; and, identifying/mitigating project risks in accordance with policies, procedures and taking the broader mining sector environment into account.
  • Supports monitoring and reporting on project financial progress, calculating and reporting cash and in-kind contributions.
  • Engages with industry stakeholders as well as identifies and participates in relevant industry events to promote projects, identify business development opportunities and support MiHR’s strategic workforce objectives.
  • Plans, organizes and facilitates committee meetings, providing support to committee processes and members as needed.
  • Establishes key performance measurement, evaluation, data management and validation strategies to monitor the effectiveness of projects, initiatives and individual activities.
  • Conducts/analyses primary and secondary research as well as carries out policy analysis as required.
  • Monitors trends in diversity, inclusion, career/workforce development/awareness and evaluation as they relate to MiHR’s strategic objectives, including maintaining relationships with industry stakeholders supportive of diversity and career/workforce development efforts.
  • Contributes to business development activities and supports the identification and securing of new sources of funding.
  • Contributes to the development of processes, systems, policies, procedures, data and tools related to project identification, design, implementation, evaluation and alignment with strategic objectives related to inclusion, diversity and career/workforce development programming.
  • Coordinates communications (including facilitating Ensemble, MiHR’s online diversity network), in collaboration with internal marketing team and/or contractors, ensuring: project participants, stakeholders and committees are informed of project progress; broader sector engagement and awareness; effective development of project-related content, product, tools and engagement strategies.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Human Resource Management/Business/Commerce or equivalent, preferably at the graduate level.
  • 3-5 years of project management, research, and/or policy analysis experience.
  • 1-3 years of experience with diversity and inclusion programming, career/workforce development processes and/or evaluation/data management.
  • 3-5 years of mining, exploration, oil and gas and/or forestry experience considered an asset.
  • Experience conducting, analysing, interpreting policy and/or research (qualitative, quantitative, primary, secondary) an asset.
  • Strong communication skills required including written (i.e. reports, social media, day-to-day messaging), verbal (facilitation, presentation, in person, online, large or small groups)
  • Agile, LeanSixSigma and/or Project Management Professional certification an asset.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office products, data management, Internet research, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment required.
  • Ability to work in English, French considered an asset.

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. Our mission is to lead collaboration across the Canadian mining sector to understand labour market trends, identify opportunities, and develop solutions and our vision is creating an inclusive, skilled and sustainable Canadian mining workforce that anticipates and adapts to volatility and innovation. Our company values collaboration, engagement, inclusion, efficiency, respect, integrity and knowledge.

TO APPLY

Do you think that your skills would be the right fit? To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to us at hr@mihr.ca indicating why you believe you would be a good fit for this role. We love hearing from you, however only applications with resumes and cover letters will be considered.

Reference ID: MIHR10062021
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Job Location: Kanata, ON
Remote Work: Temporarily due to COVID-19
Salary: $62,000-$72,000 per year

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