Canada's mining sector is entering a period of “significant and sustained growth,” according to a recent report from the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), which will translate into the need to hire more than 100,000 additional workers in the next decade.
“Mining in Canada is playing a leading role in Canada’s economic recovery,” says Pierre Gratton, president and chief executive of MAC. 'We are generating significant results, we are creating valuable new jobs and we are optimistic about the opportunities in the future.”
The association estimates that Canada’s mining industry plans to invest a further $139-billion in new projects nationwide in the next 10 years. “Working responsibly and co-operatively, we believe mining will be a good news story for Canada for years to come,' Mr. Gratton says.
Demand for commodities in countries such as China and India are driving part of the overall appetite for investment in Canada’s mining industry. “Global demand for commodities is creating opportunities not seen since the post-war boom of the 1950s,” Mr. Gratton says. “In the past several decades, we’ve developed best-in-class expertise in extracting materials in an environmentally responsible manner.”
Among the top-paying and most highly sought-after workers are geologists and other highly skilled geosciences professionals, but the need for more talent is being felt at every level of the industry.
It covers mineral extraction, smelting, fabrication and manufacturing, among other areas. In addition to the mining frims there are 3,215 companies supply engineering, geotechnical, environmental, financial and other services to mining operations.
From coast to coast, mining is enjoying a period of growth and expansion not seen in decades — a trend that’s mirrored globally as Canadian companies explore new projects in this country and abroad.
In the next five years alone, MAC predicts the creation of thousands of high-paying jobs in every region. Facing a labour shortage, MAC and other industry organizations are working with governments and training institutions to address the shortfall and to train the next generation of workers.
The sector is the largest private employer of aboriginal Canadians, a fact not lost on the industry, which is increasingly recognizing this population for its “important role in land and resources management,” the mining group says.
PDAC has also recognized their role. It launched Mining Matters, a program that includes an aboriginal youth outreach camp that designs and delivers education and training opportunities to aboriginal youth to develop their knowledge of the industry and to highlight the wide spectrum of jobs available in mining operations close to their communities.
The camps introduce youth to practical geological and mineral exploration activities, including prospecting, claim staking and mapping, as well as the use of GPS technology and environmental geochemistry.
Investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists, prospectors and international government delegations are gathered in Toronto this week to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Canadian mining sector during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange.
This event, which is estimated to contribute more than $70-million to the Toronto economy alone, has seen increasing attendance since 2009.
“The convention has really hit its stride in terms of its place in the global mineral industry,” says Scott Jobin-Bevans, president of PDAC, which represents its 9,000 industry members.As the professional manufacturer of complete sets of mining machinery, such as Raw material mill,Hydraulic cone crusher,Screw classifiers, Henan Hongxing is always doing the best in products and service.
- Author Articles
- More From This AuthorHongxing Machinery always adheres to the management policy 'people-oriented, regulation-oriented', since its foundation. We are absorbed in every detail to insure the good quality. The company implements the...Mining equipment has really come a long way in the last few years. You need to make sure that you choose the highest quality of mining tools so that you can keep your costs down and improve productivity....According to the industry policy that our country will give significant support to the development of basic industry like energy, transportation and raw material, as the backbone of these basic industries,...Private machinery enterprise had won the market,Shaking concentrator machine, there is a ready cash to eat. But in the fierce competition in the market always maintain leading position, they must keep the...Sudan, short for The Republic of the Sudan. Sudan is located in the south-east of Africa. It's the biggest country in Africa. The industry in Sudan is backward. And the mining too. The main economy is...
- Related Articles
- Related ArticlesBefore you do an online search to find the best copy editing services, make sure you understand what copy-editing means and align those expectations with the level of service the copy editing service will...The computer is perhaps one, if not the best, technological invention there has ever been. It has changed people’s lives greatly over the years, and continues to make a lot of things in life easier and more...How much do you have to pay for rent seo services? This question often comes first! There are so many people today who want to hire SEO services to promote their websites, products and services on the Internet...Thanks to technology – we can now lead an easy going and relaxed life! The way technology has changed things over the last few decades is absolutely remarkable. It has changed the way we manage our homes, it...Festival of Raksha Bandhan is of immense significance for brothers and sisters in India. The word “Raksha” means ‘protection’ and meaning of “Bandhan” is ‘tying’. The festival is associated...
- Latest Articles
- Latest ArticlesSatiate your taste for delicious sea foods and Italian cuisines by visiting any of the Mississauga Italian Restaurants. Known for the qualifying experience and goodwill amongst the clients they offer...The Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Exam was established in 1983 year as a separate set up to the conduct of Entrance Examinations for the admissions in various Professional Courses in the Kerala...Water bowls and food Choose water bowls and food stainless steel or ceramic with a weighted bottom. Plastic Dog Bowls will probably end up chewing and teeth marks become a breeding ground for bacteria. A...The computer and the Internet have become very important aspects of people’s lives. Nowadays, it will be very difficult to disconnect from the web as it may easily seem like disconnecting from the rest of...Sonny and Cher, Fred and Ginger, chocolate and paste...some things are simply meant to travel along. And diamonds and sapphires aren't any exception. With such a large amount of selections, a diamond and...