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.

Similarly, more and more companies are working closely with local Aboriginal communities to ensure that the work being done in or near those communities will ultimately benefit the community in some way.

To help manage these priorities, Nolan says there are numerous professions that are essential to the successful operation of a mining operation, ranging from civil and mechanical engineers; geologists; technicians and technologists; caterers, camp managers and helicopter pilots; and environmental scientists.

And these are just a few of the career opportunities available! Click here to check out a list of more than 45 jobs with salaries of $50,000 or higher.

Career opportunities are also not limited to any particular location in Canada, or even the world. There are mining operations across the country and around the world–even in the oceans.

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