Industry Partners on Mining Needs You Virtual Career Fair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA – September 21, 2021 – The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR), the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) have partnered to host the national Mining Needs You Virtual Career Fair on November 8 and 9, 2021.
Endorsed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), the event will bring employers and educators from the Canadian minerals and metals sector together to connect with hundreds of job seekers from across the country.
“The Mining Needs You Virtual Career Fair enables Canadian exploration and mining companies to promote career opportunities, chat with qualified candidates and increase brand awareness,” said William Meyer, MiHR Director of Marketing and Communications. “Conversely, it’s an excellent opportunity for job seekers to explore an exciting career in the minerals and metals sector. At a time when employment in the sector is growing, with MiHR forecasting the potential need for the mining industry to hire up to 100,000 workers over the next decade, we are very pleased to be partnering with PDAC and CIM on this important event.”
“Building the workforce for today and the future is fundamental to the mission of CIM and essential to the sustainable prosperity of the industry,” said Angela Hamlyn, CEO of CIM. “This collaboration with PDAC and MiHR is a great forum to connect employers and the opportunities they offer with job seekers looking for growth and career development.”
“As Canada’s minerals and metals sector continues to evolve and innovate, new career opportunities abound,” said Alex Christopher, PDAC President. “PDAC is pleased to support the continued growth of a diverse, inclusive, skilled and sustainable Canadian mining workforce by partnering with MiHR and CIM in presenting the Mining Needs You Virtual Career Fair.”
The event is free for job seekers! Employers and other industry representatives can register a booth for the exhibitor rate of $300. Visit MiningNeedsYouCareerFair.vfairs.com to register today
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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.
About the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM): CIM is the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. A CIM membership can help enhance your professional profile, develop your business network and build your company’s profile.
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC): PDAC is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community, an industry that supports 719,000 people in direct and indirect employment, and contributes $106 billion to Canada’s GDP every year. Representing over 4,400 members around the world, PDAC’s work centers on supporting a competitive, responsible, and sustainable mineral sector.
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