Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada



Six top domestic and international performers were selected in recognition of their excellence within the mineral exploration and mining industry. Learn more about their stories on our website and honour them at an Awards Celebration on June 14 during the PDAC 2022 Convention.



We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated individual who can support research, programming, policy development and advocacy efforts. Our new Sustainability Analyst will primarily focus on the environmental, social and governance best practices of companies active in mineral exploration and development, and the competitiveness of Canadian mineral industry companies operating abroad.



We are searching for a motivated, highly-organized and experienced Publications Editor and Designer to lead the planning and execution of CORE Magazine, our flagship publication that is released three times per year (winter, summer, fall), and Annual Report. Both publications are digital only. The right candidate will bring a wealth of fresh ideas to the table and has a knack for identifying angles that stand out from the crowd.



In collaboration with Carlton University Geology Society (GeoSoc), we will host a free geoscience career series which will highlight geoscientists in diverse industry roles, some with unique career paths. Delve into the working world and learn about a typical workday, job lifestyles and more. Students, recent graduates and early career professionals are welcome. Talks commence Wednesdays at 7:00 pm EST, from February 9 to March 30. Registration is required.


To help cover costs of travelling to Toronto for the PDAC 2022 Convention, a travel fund is available for student groups. Funding is available to student members in good standing and is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. by May 27.



Members will be emailed a personalized link to the 2022 Board of Directors election ballot on February 3. If you have not already done so, renew your membership and exercise your right to vote. Election results will be announced at the online AGM on March 22.


Renewal notices with login credentials were emailed on January 19. If you have not received it, check your junk folder or .


Corporate members enjoy a range of valuable benefits, including access to an ever-expanding network of industry professionals and educational opportunities, plus discounted member rates on in-person and online exhibitor booths at the PDAC Convention. See all of the .


to your account to renew or become a new corporate member today!


Did you know that PDAC sponsors three exclusive insurance programs designed specifically for members? Packages are tailored to the needs of mineral exploration and mining and are available in three specialty options: , , and . Contact insurance partners directly to discuss options and aaa get a quote(s).


This program provides the tools to succeed. Come away with expanded knowledge and skills in a range of areas, including working with Indigenous peoples, HR issues, mineral rights, financing arrangements, contractual agreements and ESG. PDAC members receive a 20% discount (saving $859). to your account and click ‘Member Discount’ to register at the reduced rate.



The world’s premier mineral exploration and mining convention was rescheduled from March to June because of restrictions in Ontario that made planning for the event highly uncertain. PDAC 2022 will now take place in person in Toronto from June 13-15 and online from June 28-29.



Towards a Circular Economy (CE) Approach to Mining Operations by Natural Resources Canada highlights the projected increase in demand for minerals to power Canada and the world’s energy transition. The ability for metals to be recycled and adapted has potential for CE strategies to help companies reach their net zero targets and reduce waste in supply chains.



  • Visit us at in Vancouver, January 31 - February 3. We will be at booth 429.


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