Considering a career in Mining?
The Canadian mining industry is one of the largest in the world. From finance and design to extraction and reclamation, the mining industry provides tremendous opportunity for skilled students and grads from a variety of backgrounds. If you are looking for a substantial career, the mining industry is for you.
In-demand skills and traits:
Average Starting Salaries: Mining
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William Meyer"As the Canadian mining industry continues to evolve, a diverse range of skills are needed to fill in-demand occupations. With innovation, new technologies and automation changing the face of the industry there are countless opportunities for the next generation of Canada’s mining workforce."
Mining Essentials - Helping Companies and Communities Meet Employment Needs
What is Mining Essentials? Established in 2010 through a partnership between the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Mining Essentials is a training to employment program...
Green Jobs Program - Strengthening the Mining Industry Labour Market
What is the Green Jobs Program? The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) exists to identify opportunities and address the human resource and labour market challenges within the Canadian minerals and metals sector...
Mining Industry Human Resources Council FactSheet
Learn more at Mining Industry Human Resources Council Careers
Gearing Up - Developing Mining Talent through Work-Integrated Learning
What is Gearing Up? Announced in the 2016 federal budget, the Government of Canada’s Student Work-Integrated Learning Program (SWILP) brings industry stakeholders together to create new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportun...
Canadian Mining Labour Market Outlook 2017
The mining industry is a strong contributor to economic activity and employment opportunities across Canada. Following a steady decline beginning in the early 2010s, the mining industry has begun to show signs of economic...
Mining Industry DataMiner Fact Sheet
Interested in beginning your career in mining? Here are some recent facts about the growing industry. Learn more at Mining Industry Human Resources Council
Canadian Mineral Exploration HR Outlook
The mineral exploration industry consists of a myriad of different organizations that come together to discover potential areas for economic mineral resource development. Mineral exploration is the first stage of the mining...
New Grad’s Checklist: 3 Qualities Needed For Success In Mining
If you're preparing for a career in the mining industry, these are must-have skills for you!
Industry Jargon: Mining Edition
Are you entering the mining industry? Make sure you're familiar with these terms!
3 Ways To Hatch A Career In Mining
Not sure what to do with your degree? Mining could be the industry for you!
3 Apps Every Young Mining Professional Needs
Make sure you download these apps before your first day of work!
3 Tips for A Successful Career in Canada's Mining Industry
Find out how to make the most of your mining career with these top 3 tips!
Mining 101: Unearthing One of Canada's Most Valuable Industries
Here's TalentEgg's 101 on one of Canada's most valuable industries!
Office Hours: The Suncor Energy Team Answered Your Career Questions
Monday, May 12th was an egg-citing day at TalentEgg! We hosted Office Hours with Suncor Energy, Canada’s largest energy company.
Case Study: Career Growth At Suncor Energy
Media Relations Senior Advisor Kelli Stevens started her career with Suncor Energy as a co-op student.
Insider Tips From A Suncor Recruiter For Students And New Grads
Each year, Suncor helps many students and new grads find their place in the company.
Opportunities Run Deep: Career Growth At Vale
Four recent engineering graduates share their experiences growing their careers with Vale in Newfoundland and Labrador.
A High-Performance Career At Vale's Long Harbour Processing Plant
A Processing Plant Technician, Junior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer and recruiter shed light on Vale's new High Performance Work System.
Vale Helps Engineering Intern Make The Most Of His Work Term
Laurentian University Mechanical Engineering student Shuhui Dong is currently on a 16-month internship with Vale in Sudbury.
A Day In The Life Of A Ground Control EIT At Vale's Garson Mine
Laurentian University Mining Engineering graduate Elizabeth Sweeney has been working as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) with Vale over the last year.
Could Your Mining Career Take You Into Space One Day?
New companies are emerging to tackle the huge task of mining precious resources on asteroids and other celestial bodies.
How To Write A Resume To Apply For A Mining Job
A career coach provides tips for writing an effective mining resume to apply for student and entry level jobs in the mining industry.
Certifications And Designations For Careers In Mining
There are also many different ways you can enhance your skills and credentials in the mining industry.
Mining-Related Master's Degree, PhD And Post-Grad Programs
From post-grad certificates to PhD programs, Canadian schools from coast to coast offer various specialized mining programs.
B.C. Mining Leader Says Industry Holds Tremendous Opportunity For Young Women
More women are being actively recruited because they have what it takes to make mining companies more efficient, sustainable and profitable.
5 Ways To Become A Leader In The Mining Industry
As a recent grad, you can set yourself apart and become a leader in your organization by doing these five things during your first five years.
How To Get A Golden Ticket To Your Career: Tips From A Goldcorp Recruiter
Learn more about internships and new grad jobs with Goldcorp, and how you can start your career with this growing mining company.
A Mining Career Could Take You All Over The World
One industry truly stands out in terms of the opportunities it presents to work abroad: mining.
Job Application And Interview Guide: Suncor Energy
The inside scoop from Suncor Energy's recruitment team on their recruitment schedule, application process and interviews.
How To Prospect And Prepare For Careers In Mining
A mining industry expert outlines the Top 3 ways to prepare for a mining career.
A Day In The Life Of A Human Resources Graduate At BHP Billiton's EKATI Diamond Mine
University of Saskatchewan Bachelor of Commerce graduate Katelyn McAuliffe works at BHP Billiton's EKATI Diamond Mine, 310km northeast of Yellowknife.
Help Bridge Cultural Gaps With A Career In Aboriginal Engagement
It’s expected that First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities will play increasingly relevant roles in mining and energy-related industries in the coming years.
Behind The Scenes Of Vale's Engineer-In-Training (EIT) And Geologist-In-Training (GIT) Programs
An inside look at Vale's Engineer-In-Training (EIT) and Geologist-In-Training (GIT) programs from three EITs and other Vale staff.
All About Vale's Engineer-In-Training (EIT) and Geologist-In-Training (GIT) Programs
Learn about Vale's Engineer-in-Training (EIT) and Geologist-in-Training (GIT) programs for new graduates from a Vale recruiter and managers.
Behind The Scenes With A Young Geologist At Vale
Crispin Pike's geology career with Vale has taken him from his hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland, to some pretty unique locations, including northern Manitoba and northern Brazil.
The Environment Is A Top Priority When Planning Mines, Says VP Aboriginal Affairs
Glenn Nolan, Vice President Aboriginal Affairs with mining company Noront Resources, says the mining industry has made significant improvements in recent years and the environment has become its top priority when planning mines around the world.
Q&A With A Mining Engineering Co-op Student
Elizabeth Hughes is a fourth-year mining engineering co-op student from the University of British Columbia who is currently completing a co-op term with Goldcorp in Vancouver.
Networking With People In The Industry Will Help You Start Your Career In Mining
Renata Smoke, a third-year student at the University of Western Ontario, spent her summer working as a summer student with Noront Resources in the Ring of Fire district in northern Ontario doing core logging and geophysics.
The Mining Industry Needs Young Workers From All Backgrounds
With a 40% retirement rate and new deposits being discovered regularly, thousands of additional workers will be needed each year by mining employers to meet anticipated Canadian production targets to the year 2016.
Make The World A Better Place From Within The Mining Industry Through Corporate Social Responsibility
In recent years, Canadian mining corporations have developed and participated in numerous corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects. These initiatives help to ensure they keep local residents’ best interests at heart and protect the environment at the same time.
Mining Is One Of The Most Technologically Advanced Industries In Canada
The integration of technology in Canada’s mining industry has allowed for the use of robotics, computers and other state-of-the-art equipment to become commonplace. In fact, miners can dig through 2400 feet through rock in order to reach minerals located deep underground while operating equipment from a completely different city than where the mine is located.
The Mining Industry Needs More Than Just Engineers And Geologists
Although engineers and geologists are crucial to the industry, if they can’t access land and resources, or if they don’t have the support of the communities nearby, they can’t do their jobs. That’s where people with backgrounds in business, communications, sustainability and regulatory issues come in.