New Data Examines the Canadian Mining Workforce and the Industry’s Tightening Labour Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ottawa, ON, March 31, 2023

The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) is pleased to announce the release of two companion research reports that offer an analysis of the acute mining labour market tightness that has emerged since the COVID-19 pandemic and how it links to the Canadian mining workforce.

The 2023 Canadian Mining Outlook report examines the current labour market conditions of Canada’s mining industry and explores key areas where the sector may encounter labour market challenges over the next decade. It focuses on mining’s tight (and tightening) labour market; reasons for current labour market tightness; and a labour market outlook and forecast.

The 2023 Canadian Mining Workplace Profile report profiles Canada’s mining workforce to better understand its characteristics, highlight key trends in important topics such as equity and diversity, and identify where the workforce could be vulnerable to shifting trends in technology and labour demand.

“Developed in pursuit of MiHR’s vision to build an inclusive, skilled and sustainable Canadian mining workforce, these two research reports compliment each other by addressing the ongoing labour market tightness and the indicators that point to emerging labour tightness issues in workplace profile report,” said MiHR’s Executive Director Ryan Montpellier. “The information is invaluable to industry as they navigate labour supply and demand challenges.”

MiHR will soon release an infographic and video that summarizes the findings of both research reports and deliver webinars for stakeholders to gain further labour market information.

Click here to access a digital copy of the 2023 Canadian Mining Workplace Profile.

Click here to access a digital copy of 2023 Canadian Mining Outlook.

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About the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

MiHR is Canada’s knowledge centre for mining labour market information. An independent, non-profit organization, MiHR leads 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.

For more information about these reports or MiHR, please contact:

William Meyer
Director, Marketing and Communications
The Mining Industry Human Resources Council
613.270.9696 x 58