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On June 14, Natural Resources Canada released Canada’s Critical Minerals Strategy: Discussion Paper, to assist in the creation of the Strategy, expected in the fall 2022. The Strategy will complement the pan-Canadian vision, principles, and strategic directions of the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP), developed with provinces and territories, industry, and Indigenous business representatives working to build a stronger, more competitive mining sector. along with PDAC before September 15.


The Department of Finance Canada published draft legislation to implement Budget 2022 tax measures and amendments, which includes details of the Critical Mineral Exploration Tax Credit, an incentive championed by PDAC, on August 9. The comment period for proposed legislation is open until September 30. Read legislation and explanatory notes and join PDAC in providing your comments .



There are just two weeks left to nominate next year's worthy recipients. If you know an individual or organization that is an outstanding performer in mineral exploration and mining, take a look at our and nominate by September 9. Select from six categories and submit your nomination .



PDAC is extending a request for proposals to organize a session in the Capital Markets Program (CMP) at PDAC 2023. The CMP is intended to create a forum for dialogue on a range of topics related to the financing of mineral exploration. now to develop a session for PDAC 2023.



We are now hiring for a range of positions across Coordinator, Analyst and Managerial levels. We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive professionals to join the PDAC team, so take a look at our opportunities and ! Current positions include:

  • Analyst, Geoscience, Critical Minerals & Innovation
  • Coordinator, Convention
  • Coordinator, Convention Events & Sponsorship
  • Coordinator, Convention Exhibits
  • Coordinator, Student & Early Career Program
  • Manager, Sponsorships



We are excited to bring you the . It's been a hot one this year, so cool off with engaging and informative content, including industry news, PDAC 2022 Convention highlights, mineral finance, 90 years of history and more!



The Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI) is a national, collaborative program now accepting applications for two-year projects that end by March 31, 2025. about TGI's publicly available geoscience knowledge and data, and submit your grant application before September 12.



NGEA™ is now underway with student teams joining from around the world. This year's challenge features a grand prize of CAN $5,000 and three prize categories of CAN $3,000. Finalist team members will present at the PDAC 2023 Convention! before October 31.



PDAC undertakes important advocacy work, develops programs and resources, and hosts the world's premier mineral exploration and mining convention. Your membership enables us to continue supporting the mineral industry for generations to come. to renew or become a new corporate member today.


Missed some of our live webinars? to the members portal and at your convenience. Members get the latest expert knowledge on a range of topics, from flow-through share financing and machine learning applications, to M&As and health and safety practices in mineral exploration. If you are interested in a specific topic,


PDAC is pleased to welcome Zijin Mining Group as a new Class A corporate member. PDAC members strengthen the voice of our sector, and on behalf of the PDAC staff, Board of Directors and our volunteers, we thank you for your support. is a multinational mining group engaged in the exploration and development of copper, gold, zinc and battery metals worldwide, with global headquarters in mainland China.



Calling all subject matter experts, innovators and industry professionals. to present and share your knowledge, strategies, new concepts, and case studies at the PDAC 2023 Convention. Opportunities are available across a wide array of program areas.



PDAC is seeking proposals to integrate the e3 Plus framework into a modernized online platform for easier access and broader appeal. If you have innovative ideas for transforming a text-heavy compendium into functional web-based repositories of information, and submit proposals to Nicole Khun by September 6.



The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) extended the deadline to submit comments within the on NI 43-101. CSA is now seeking feedback on ways to update and improve Canada’s disclosure requirements for mineral projects, to ensure that Canada continues to set the leading standard for public reporting. You can now to CSA by September 13.


The self-certified investor prospectus exemption in Alberta and Saskatchewan, a pilot exemption expiring in March 2024, was amended to allow greater flexibility for businesses and investors. The amendments announced today help to progress the goal of treating self-certified investors in a generally similar manner to accredited investors. More details can be found in the on the amendments.



On August 9, the Government of Ontario tabled their 2022 Budget, which includes $12M to extend the Ontario Junior Exploration Program (OJEP) for an additional two years and creates a Critical Minerals Stream for OJEP with an additional $4M per year for three years.



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