Gearing Up

Developing Mining Talent Through Work-Integrated Learning

Overview

Gearing Up is the student work placement program for Canada’s mining industry. It brings industry stakeholders together to create new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities to better position post-secondary students to secure employment in their field of study.

Led by MiHR, Gearing Up is creating over 1250 new WIL opportunities. Wage subsidies up to $7,000 are available to employers who create new coops, internships, field placements, applied projects, capstone projects or case competitions.

MiHR works with a national consortium of mining employers, service providers, industry associations and post-secondary institutions to implement program activities and inform how industry and education can work together more collaboratively through WIL.

Contact gearingup@mihr.ca for more information.

Gearing Up WIL Opportunities in High Demand

We would like to thank all of the companies who have enthusiastically participated in the Gearing Up program. Applications are currently being accepted for Summer placements, beginning in April 2021.

Apply online.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Gearing Up

Gearing Up will change the way students in mining-related post-secondary education programs perceive, pursue and acquire the skills needed for in-demand mining careers.

Wage subsidy available for hiring students.

Case Studies

The following studies showcase examples of how Gearing Up was adopted, what WIL placements are like, and the benefits to the companies, post-secondary institutions and students involved.

The first case study of how Gearing Up was adopted and its benefits.

Find out how Gearing Up benefited the companies, post-secondary institutions and students involved.

Find out how Gearing Up benefited the companies, post-secondary institutions and students involved.

Find out how Gearing Up benefited the companies and students involved.

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