Ottawa, Ontario

About the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

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

One of MiHR’s strategic priorities includes increasing awareness, interest and positive perceptions of careers in mining. The organization also identifies and addresses skills gaps, delivers essential and work-readiness skills to Indigenous peoples, provides a wage subsidy for work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students, increases inclusion and diversity and promotes recognition of skills and training across the sector.

A Career in Mining is More Than You Think!

There are a million career choices out there. The trick is finding the one that’s right for you. Some of us seek the thrill of discovery, while others prefer to stay grounded with more structure. Some like working in teams towards common goals, while others prefer to be alone.

What if there was an industry that offered all of these options? Welcome to Canada’s mining industry, where people like you help provide the materials needed for virtually all the goods we use in our daily lives.

So, how do you build your mining career? The mining workforce is becoming more educated, in part due to advances in technology and innovation. The number of workers with a high school diploma and with a university degree is increasing. The industry also draws many workers with an apprenticeship, trades certificate or diploma. With so many occupations available requiring various educational profiles, MiHR’s website can help you discover your role in Canada’s minerals and metals sector. There’s a place for everyone in mining, and additional information about careers and MiHR’s diversity, certification, standards, and training programs can be found at www.MiHR.ca are for you.