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

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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 12 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

Sherry Iskander

Principal Advisor, Talent

Rio Tinto

Jan Romo

National Representative

Unifor

Mario Santos

National Representative

Unifor

Brian Vaillancourt

Vice President, Business Development

College Boreal

Steve Ball

Mining Project Manager

Hatch

Our Team

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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 Manager, Inclusion, Diversity and Career Development

About the position

Reporting to the Director, Inclusion & Career Development, the Project Manager is responsible for managing, delivering and evaluating projects, which support MiHR’s strategic inclusion, diversity and career development/employment-related objectives.  Responsibilities include leading the work planning and implementation of projects/programs, 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; procurement, engagement and management of relationships with consulting services/contractors, steering committees, stakeholders and partners; project monitoring, evaluation, data management, reporting; and, identifying/mitigating project risks in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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 Project Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Human Resource Management/Business/Commerce or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of project, data and/or relationship management experience. 
  • 1-3 years of experience with career/workforce development and/or evaluation/monitoring processes.
  • 3-5 years of mining, exploration, oil and gas and/or forestry experience.
  • Knowledge of equity, diversity, inclusion, cooperative education, immigration, Indigenous engagement, wage subsidy programs considered an asset.
  • Strong administrative, data management, project tracking, evaluation and quality assurance skills.
  • 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 Microsoft 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.

What MiHR has to offer

  • Competitive salary + bonus
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Group RRSP matching
  • 3 weeks vacation

Job Type: Full time, Permanent
Location: Kanata, ON
Salary Range: $55,000-$75,000 + Bonus

Schedule

  • 7.5 hour work day
  • Monday-Friday
  • Ability to participate in a hybrid working model with a blend of time working in office and working from home considered an asset, but not a requirement. This can be a fully remote position.

How to apply

Send us your resume and cover letter in a PDF to hr@mihr.ca to tell us why you would like to work with us and why you think we would be a good fit for you!

Coordinator, Training & Certification

About the position

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Training & Certification, the Coordinator, Training & Certification, provides ongoing support to the development and delivery of programs based on MiHR’s National Occupational Standards.

In this role, the Coordinator, Training & Certification contributes and supports:

  • The development and maintenance of a suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS) defined and validated by the Canadian mining industry
  • The delivery of the Canadian Mining Certification Program
  • The development and delivery of new initiatives and training programs using MiHR’s suite of National Occupational Standards

Responsibilities

  • Operates as key point of contact and provides assistance and guidance to stakeholders involved in MiHR’s NOS initiatives
  • Supports the development, promotion and uptake of the Canadian Mining Certification Program and the Canadian Mining Training Recognition Program
  • Administers all aspects of the certification program including but not limited to managing logistics, administering candidates’ registrations, monitoring candidates’ progress, processing final records of assessment and dissemination of recognition items
  • Manages the National Skills Registry
  • Monitors and updates relevant information for the NOS initiatives within MiHR’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
  • Corporate Secretariat for Standards governance committee, responsible for meeting logistics, documenting proceedings and action items
  • Monitors and brings forward stakeholder recommendations of program enhancements
  • Supports the development of new and enhanced program tools to promote NOS initiatives that contribute to a skilled and knowledgeable workforce
  • Supports the development of new and enhanced industry-led certification and training programs based on MiHR’s National Occupational Standards
  • Contributes to the successful achievement of operational elements such as monitoring objectives, meeting deadlines and completing deliverables 

Education/Experience

  • Degree in Business Administration and/or Certification in Project Management, or equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ experience working with deadlines and communicating with stakeholders
  • A sound understanding of occupational standards, certification and accreditation programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent computer skills

What MiHR has to offer

  • Competitive salary + bonus
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Group RRSP matching
  • 3 weeks vacation

Job Type: Full time, Permanent
Location: Kanata, ON
Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000 + Bonus

Schedule

  • 7.5 hour work day
  • Monday-Friday
  • Hybrid working model with a blend of time working in office and working from home

How to apply

Send us your resume and cover letter in a PDF to hr@mihr.ca to tell us why you would like to work with us and why you think we would be a good fit for you!

MiHR is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants, and are 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 process.

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

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