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Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada


Federal Budget 2023


PDAC provided a submission to the Federal government in advance of Budget 2023. Our are available on our website and focus on stronger fiscal incentives, additional resources for Indigenous communities and infrastructure investment.


Presenting the PDAC 2023 Award Recipients


We are honoured to announce these five top international and domestic performers who are being recognized for their distinctions, contributions and successes in mineral exploration and development.


about their inspiring stories on our website.

New Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductees announced


Congratulations to the 2023 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Inductees who are being recognized for their inspiring achievements and visionary leadership. about Jim Cooney, Alexander John Davidson and Douglas Balfour Silver and their contributions to Canada's mining industry.


Read CORE Magazine's fall issue


The latest issue is here with engaging articles and interviews! Winter is coming, so warm up with some thought-provoking and informative content including critical minerals, Indigenous inclusion and industry-related news. Also featuring what’s coming up for the PDAC 2023 Convention, the re-launch of S-IMEW, Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award recipients and .


A free PDAC Convention Experience


The Dr. Donald M. Leishman Convention Experience is an exciting opportunity that provides financial support for five students to attend the PDAC 2023 Convention! Covering all costs, the Experience offers networking and learning opportunities for students in a geoscience or mining related program who have never attended the Convention.

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.

Present your research at #PDAC 2023 Convention


All students (BSc, MSc, PhD) working on projects with a link to earth science and economic geology (such as mapping, mineralogy, geochemistry, geophysics, environmental, hydrogeology, etc.) are encouraged to participate in the annual PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium. This event provides the widest possible exposure for current research. Cash prizes to be won! to reserve your spot.


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 .

Save money and volunteer at #PDAC2023


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

#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!


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.


Renew early and save


Core members enjoy substantial discounts on registration and short courses, access to , member-only events and more! Annual fees for Core members are $95 compared to $175 for Regular members. Payments after December 31 will be processed at Regular membership rates. Life members are not required to pay.

Meet our Life Members


Within a range of 25-78 years of membership, our 500 Life Members are some of the most dedicated and longstanding contributors to PDAC. The breadth of their experience has shaped our industry and we are excited to share some of their stories with you. Check out our new for heartwarming and hilarious adventures from a time long ago.

Class A Corporate Member appreciation


Thank you to all of our Class A Corporate Members who continue to support PDAC and ensure that our industry has an effective and unified voice. As we approach our 91st anniversary, we recognize the important role our members play in the success and longevity of our association. We value your commitment and contributions to PDAC and look forward to maintaining our partnership for years to come. View our and for more information about this top-tier level of membership.


PDAC 2023 early December! Take advantage of early registration rates and receive discounts until February 10.

Applications OPEN for media accreditation


To help the industry tell its stories, we encourage journalists and news organizations to participate as accredited media at #PDAC2023. Only accredited media will receive a media badge and all media are encouraged to apply in advance. Learn more about on our website and



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