September 24, 2018




PDAC begins search for next ED
PDAC is looking for an Executive Director to lead the Association and support its mission to promote a globally responsible, vibrant and sustainable mineral exploration and development industry. This exciting, high profile, Toronto-based role is the most senior staff role in the association. It will appeal to innovative, disciplined professionals who share PDAC’s passion to extend the benefits of our world-class exploration sector both inside Canada and to the global community. Learn more.

We’ve moved!
After more than 10 happy years near Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market, the PDAC office has moved. We are now located at:

800-170 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5H 3B3.

Please update your records to reflect this change.
Nominations of PDAC Board of Directors now open
The Board is responsible for the overall governance and stewardship of the association and represents the full spectrum of professions making up the minerals industry. Directors are elected at the annual meeting in March and serve a three-year term. November 15 is the deadline to apply.

Help improve NI 43-101

PDAC requests your support in our efforts to improve the effectiveness of NI 43-101 and have the CSA remove unnecessary triggers for new technical reports. We have identified a number of triggers that do not lead to improve disclosure for investors but simply add time and costs in accessing capital. We need to show strong support from our members in the industry to build momentum and effect positive change! Learn more.

Human Resource Development
Joan Bath & Peter Howe Bursary for Advancement in the Mineral Industry

CSA Global and PDAC are pleased to announce the establishment of two $3,000 bursaries for geoscientists and engineers to further their education in Canada. The bursary will be available to one male and one female student enrolled in post-graduate studies in geoscience, or a field of engineering related to mining, with a minimum of three year’s industry experience. Applications are due December 1. Learn more

Tax Policy
Tax amendment concerns

Finance Canada recently published proposed amendments to paragraph 186 of the Excise Tax Act (ETA), which will limit the ability of exploration and development companies that operate through subsidiaries to claim tax credit for GST/HST spent in Canada. PDAC submitted a response to express the concerns of the mineral industry regarding the potential for an increase in the cost of capital. Read Finance Canada’s explanatory notes on the changes along with PDAC’s response.

PDAC Convention
Events at a Glance
  • President Glenn Mullan is presenting on the "State of Mineral Finance 2018: Gaining Momentum" (French) at Xplor 2018 in Montreal, October 17-18
  • PDAC is a gold sponsor of Rocks & Stocks 2018 in Toronto, October 25
Career opportunities
PDAC is currently looking for people to join its team in the following roles: