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Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada


There’s still time to save! Renew Core memberships by December 31 and save $80. Core members pay only $95 compared to $175 for Regular members, and enjoy substantial discounts on PDAC Convention registration, short courses and much more. Regular rates apply after the deadline. Life Members are not required to pay.


Renew by December 31 to automatically be entered into a special draw to win fantastic prizes including All Access Passes, short course registrations at PDAC 2023, gift cards and more! Winners will be notified January 10.




PDAC is encouraged to see its recommendations on behalf of Canada’s mineral exploration and development industry reflected in the Federal Government’s Critical Minerals Strategy. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources also announced seven countries, including Canada, will form a Sustainable Critical Minerals Alliance. Learn more.



We are honoured to recognize five top international and domestic performers for their distinctions, contributions and successes in mineral exploration and development. Learn more about their inspiring stories on our website. Recipients will be honoured at the Awards Gala on March 7 during the PDAC 2023 Convention.


PDAC is thrilled and honoured to receive the Tourism Industry Association of Canada Business Event Award for our annual Convention. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Toronto next year for #PDAC2023.



We are looking for a highly-organised and detail-oriented Coordinator, Convention Sponsorship. Interested candidates with sponsorship or marketing experience who thrive in a fast paced environment are encouraged to apply.



Winter is here, 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 more.



Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in guided tours of the exhibits, to sign up as a student-friendly company, and to participate as an industry partner at the student-industry mixer. These free events provide organizations the best opportunities to meet with upcoming talent and keen job seekers. Sign up to participate.


All students working on projects with a link to earth science and economic geology are encouraged to participate in the annual Student Minerals Colloquium. This event provides the broadest exposure for current research. A panel of academics and industry professionals judge posters, with cash prizes awarded at the Awards Ceremony & Reception on March 7. Submit your abstract by January 13.


We are excited to welcome new and returning sponsors for the return of S-IMEW 2023. This two-week expense paid workshop exposes upper-year geoscience students to all aspects of the mineral exploration industry. Networking events and industry presence are important components and PDAC relies on industry support to continue hosting this educational workshop into the future. Contact Krishana Michaud to get involved.


Applications for 2024 are now open! This international competition gives teams of geoscience students an opportunity to interpret geoscience data and pitch mineralization targets to a panel of industry judges, all while competing for the grand prize of $5,000 and three prize categories of $3,000. Enter your team before October 31, 2023.



Together with the World Economic Forum and the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, PDAC hosted the latest IMMS during its PDAC 2022 Convention in Toronto. The Summit brought together 20 international ministers responsible for mining, as well as representatives from industry and civil society, to discuss Getting to Net Zero: The mining industry’s roles in reducing global emissions. A report summarizing the Summit is now available in English, French and Spanish.


Refer your friends and colleagues today


We are excited to introduce a new referral program to welcome new members to the PDAC family. Current members who refer new individual and corporate members will be automatically entered into a competition to win Grand Prizes, and be entered into bonus monthly draws for a swag bag and mystery prize. Read more. To get started, visit the Members’ Portal and click the Member Referral Program icon to access your personalized dashboard.


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


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



Bill C-32 has received royal assent, which passes into law the CMETC. The Canada Revenue Agency has released the certification form for the CMETC, which you can find on the PDAC website, along with additional details.


As the 2023 membership season approaches, we would like to express our appreciation for your commitment to PDAC. With the support of members, we continue to grow and build a strong community voice to advance the mineral exploration and development industry. Wishing our members and the mineral exploration and mining community a happy and safe holiday season. Thank you for your ongoing support. Our office will be operating on limited hours from December 24 to January 2. Happy New Year!




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