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Florence MacLeod
Manager, Member Engagement & Outreach
(416) 362-1969 ext. 221
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Individual Membership Types & Fees

Membership Type Description Fees


The Core Member loyalty program requires continuous, annual membership with payments made each year between October 1 and December 31. Members who maintain 25 years of continuous membership qualify for free lifetime membership at the age of 65. $90.48/yr


Regular members can join the association at any time of the year. Regular members are eligible to become a Core member after one year of membership. $166.67/yr


Senior members must be at least 65 years of age. $19.05/yr


Students must be able to demonstrate proof of enrollment in full-time post-secondary studies. $19.05/yr
NOTE: All fees are quoted in Canadian dollars. Taxes are applied based on the individual's province of residence.
International members are tax-exempt.

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Maximize Savings at PDAC 2018

  Member Fee Convention Fee You Pay Member Fee Convention Fee You Pay
Core $90.48 $299.99 $390.47 $90.48 $489.99 $580.47
Regular $166.67 $299.99 $466.66 $166.67 $489.99 $656.66
Non-Member   $599.99 $599.99   $829.99 $829.99
NOTE: * For registration fees received by February 2, 2018.

Individual Membership Benefits


The PDAC takes the interests and concerns of the mineral exploration industry to governments, international institutions, communities, and other stakeholders to support and sustain a vibrant and responsible mineral exploration industry. Our principal advocacy areas include: Aboriginal affairs, corporate social responsibility, finance and taxation, geosciences, health & safety, human resource development, international affairs, land access and mining regulations and securities regulations. Much of the association’s membership and convention revenues are allocated to our advocacy work.


Individual and corporate member representatives enjoy substantial discounts on registration to participate in the PDAC’s Annual Convention, regarded worldwide as the premier event for the mineral industry community. This past year, the PDAC welcomed 24,161 attendees from 130 countries.


Members are kept informed of the PDAC’s initiatives and advocacy work, and are provided updates on current news and information. We engage our members using a variety of communication platforms such as CORE magazine, eNews, the Annual Report, blogs, infographics, presentations, press releases, social media, and videos. 

PDAC Sponsored Programs

e3Plus: A framework for responsible mineral exploration
An online information resource developed by the PDAC to help exploration companies improve their social, environmental and health and safety performance and maintain their social license to operate.

Business Insurance and Benefits Programs 
Three exclusive insurance programs designed specifically for PDAC members that provides coverage for small to large companies, as well as independent contractors.

Student Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW)
A two-week, all expenses paid workshop that provides 26 senior geosciences students from across Canada, the opportunity to experience the many facets of the mineral exploration industry.

Mining Matters 
A national charitable organization dedicated to bringing knowledge and awareness about Canada’s geology and mineral resources to elementary and secondary students, educators and the public.

Canadian Mineral Exploration Environment, Health & Safety Survey 
An annual survey that aims to capture all work carried out by mineral exploration companies, mining companies with exploration projects, government geological surveys, and diamond drilling companies in Canada. The purpose of the survey is to track health and safety trends nationwide, to promote health and safety awareness, and to encourage companies to institute accident prevention measures.