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Final weeks for Board of Directors nominations


The Board is responsible for the overall governance and stewardship of PDAC and represents the full spectrum of professions making up the minerals industry. A Board with diverse perspectives and a broad range of experience provides value to an association, so we . Nominations close November 15.


Critical Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (CMETC) update


Mineral exploration companies are now able to issue flow-through shares eligible for the 30% CMETC. To provide more clarity on how issuers can satisfy requirements in the interim until legislation is passed, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has provided additional guidance. Read CRA’s commentary.



Once in a lifetime opportunity to attend #PDAC2023!


We are honored to launch the Dr. Donald M. Leishman Convention Experience; an opportunity that provides financial support for five students to attend the PDAC 2023 Convention. Covering all costs, the Experience is open to students in a geoscience or mining related program who have never attended the Convention.

Mark your calendars, job seekers


In partnership with MiHR and CIM, PDAC is proud to once again present the #MiningNeedsYou virtual career fair from November 15-16. Registration is free for jobseekers to connect with employers and recruiters. Companies can purchase a booth to promote opportunities and projects for only $300.

Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) returns for 2023


We are excited to announce the return of S-IMEW from May 3-17 in Sudbury, Ontario. This two-week expense paid workshop exposes upper-year geoscience students to all aspects of the mineral exploration industry. Ask your Professor about being nominated by December 9. or email .

ERM Sustainability Bursary


Students are invited to apply for the $3,000 bursary for Innovation in Environmental and/or Social Performance. Open to post-graduate and final year undergraduate students at a Canadian institution. Eligible fields include environment, geoscience, exploration, engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, sustainability, or social practice and community engagement.

Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award


Applications are open for the 2023 Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award. The $5,000 award supports a graduate student in Canada whose thesis has a strong mapping component and embodies the concept of increasing our knowledge of the geological history of Canada through mapping.

Become a Mentor today


Help us connect student members and recent graduates with experienced industry professionals to provide guidance and facilitate their seamless transition into the workforce.


We welcome mentors from all areas of the mineral industry who are keen to share their experiences and support the next generation of talent in our industry. Visit the for more information.

#PDAC2023 travel funding for students


The PDAC’s Convention Travel Fund helps student groups with the costs of travelling to Toronto for the annual Convention. Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to student members.


We look forward to seeing you next year!


Have you read our Social Impact Report?


Last month we launched our Social Impact of Mineral Development Projects in Indigenous Communities study. This report outlines strategies for companies to improve, mitigate and manage social impacts made on host communities during mineral development. Be sure to if you haven't already.


Prepare to meet the people of PDAC


Take a look at our revamped and see the team who are committed to PDAC's success.


Introduce your colleagues to PDAC!


Our new referral program is a great way to share the benefits of PDAC membership and grow the association. Starting next week, members can invite other individuals and companies to join PDAC. Members who make successful referrals will be entered into monthly prize draws, and will be eligible to win points-based rewards at the end of the year. to participate in this fun new challenge! for more information.


Presentation and Reception Rooms are back


We are excited to announce that the ever popular Presentation and Reception Room Program will be available again in 2023.


If you wish to rent space to host a presentation or reception we encourage you to

Volunteer at the PDAC Convention


Exchange your time for a complimentary All Access Pass to the convention. Volunteers have the opportunity to build on their knowledge, develop their network and make an impression with industry professionals.



PDAC responds to consultation on NI 43-101


In our response to a public consultation paper published by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on April 14, PDAC recognized the need for a periodic review of NI 43-101. We also emphasized the importance of keeping the report grounded solely within the technical realm, maintaining the PEA as a viable document, and improving SEDAR to enable better access of information and benchmarking of mineral projects.




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