August 15, 2018


Federal Budget 2019
PDAC is pleased to provide recommendations for Federal Budget 2019 that will enhance Canada’s mineral industry competitiveness. As an industry that operates across the country—in urban, rural and remote areas, and is the largest private sector employer of Indigenous peoples—the minerals sector is uniquely positioned to offer economic opportunities to all Canadians. Read our recommendations.

Addressing Canada’s declining mineral industry competitiveness
The Canadian Mineral Industry Federation (CMIF), of which PDAC is a co-chair, urged Mines Ministers to adopt its recommendations and take action to address Canada’s declining mineral industry competitiveness and to support Canada’s ability to attract new mineral investment, ensuring that industry will continue to responsibly generate vast economic and societal benefits for Canadians. Mines Ministers convened for their 75th annual Energy and Mines Ministers Conference in Iqaluit, August 13-14. Learn more

Capital Markets
Present at the PDAC 2019 Convention

The Capital Markets Program at the PDAC Convention is intended to create a forum for dialogue on a range of topics related to financing, with a focus on financing for mineral exploration and access to capital—the lifeblood of exploration. If you have an idea for a session, please send your proposal to [email protected] by August 31.

State of Mineral Finance 2018
PDAC released its State of Mineral Finance 2018 report, detailing financing dynamics for the mineral exploration and mining industry since 2011. Financing and activity levels within the mineral industry have followed commodity price trends, improving in recent years from low points reached in 2015. Yet despite apparent improvements, both financing opportunities and activity levels remain well below peaks realized in 2011. Read the report

Human Resource Development
A mining career is more than you think

Following a highly-successful virtual career fair in February, in which 12 mining companies and more than 850 job seekers participated, the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) will host an online career fair on September 18 and 19, to support its Gearing Up and Green Jobs wage subsidy programs. If you are interested in receiving wage subsidies to hire qualified candidates or are searching for top mining talent from across Canada, visit MiHR’s website to register.

PDAC 2019 Awards
Nominations being accepted

Know a person or company deserving recognition for outstanding contributions to the mineral and mining industry? Nominations for PDAC 2019 Awards are now being accepted online. See the stories of the 2018 Award Recipients. Learn more.

Responsible Exploration
Present at the PDAC 2019 Convention

The Sustainability Program (formerly Corporate Social Responsibility Program or CSR Event Series) is requesting proposals for the PDAC 2019 Convention. The program features presentations and dialogue that examine the innovative ways in which mineral exploration and mining companies are working to improve their sustainability performance, presenting challenges and successes, as well as lessons learned. Submit proposals by September 7. Learn more

PDAC Convention
Career opportunities
Core, Summer 2018
  • This issue includes all your PDAC 2018 Convention highlights, feature stories on gender diversity and inclusion, a Q&A with this year’s Mary-Claire Ward Award Winner, as well as the proposed changes to the assessment process. Read it now!