Online Career Fair Has ‘Your Future in Mined’

OTTAWA, July 18, 2018 – The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) invites employers and educators from the Canadian minerals and metals sector to connect with hundreds of job seekers from across the country for an innovative virtual career fair on September 18 and 19, 2018!

The online fair will provide an unparalleled opportunity for Canadian mining companies to identify and chat with qualified candidates, promote career opportunities and increase brand awareness. The user-friendly online setting provides an easy, effective way to access and assess a diverse and qualified pool of talent without ever having to leave the office or work site.

Employers can also use this opportunity to leverage wage subsidy programs to create work-integrated learning (WIL) placements for potential candidates. MiHR is offering employers a wage subsidy up to $12,000 through its Green Jobs program, and up to $7,000 through its Gearing Up program – with the goal of helping post-secondary students and graduates gain relevant and meaningful work experience in mining and ease their transition from post-secondary education to the workforce through paid internships.

Participating employers can take advantage of the virtual career fair early bird rate until August 10, 2018. Visit to register today. More information on MiHR’s wage subsidy programs is available at

“After the successful turnout for our February 2018 virtual career fair, which saw nearly 900 job seekers register and attend, we are looking forward to the launch of the next event in September,” said Ryan Montpellier, Executive Director of MiHR. “Establishing a robust, sustainable mining labour supply is critical to the success of our sector. Through this virtual career fair we have the chance not only to connect job seekers with employers, but also to connect industry with students and recent graduates to create more hands-on opportunities for Canada’s next generation of miners.”

MiHR’s virtual career fair is free for job seekers and registration is now open. Take advantage of this opportunity to take the next step towards an exciting career in mining. The online format provides a quick and easy way to connect with potential employers, browse available positions, share resumes and chat with recruiters. Help spread the word on social media using #YourFutureInMined.

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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.

For more information, interviews or research data requests, contact:

William Meyer
Director, Marketing and Communications
The Mining Industry Human Resources Council
613.270.9696 x258