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PDAC is encouraged to see its recommendations 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.



Read the inspiring stories of five top international and domestic performers, and the contributions they have made to mineral exploration and development.


Honour them at the Awards Gala on March 7 during the PDAC 2023 Convention.

Note that PDAC 2024 Awards will now be opening early this year. Nominations will now be accepted from mid-February, so mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.



We need enthusiastic and proactive professionals to join our team. Take a look at the opportunities available and apply!


Visit our 'About' page to learn more about the various elements of PDAC and contact us with any questions.



'As we begin 2023, I reflect on the successful year that we leave behind and look forward to the many opportunities that lay ahead.


We closed 2022 on a very positive note with the announcement of Canada’s updated Critical Minerals Strategy...' Continue reading.



CFES is looking to fill two new roles from its membership base. These positions are working roles, focused on communications, social media and developing pages for their website. Also, CFES is looking to renew and expand the ‘What’s it Like?’ career page, and are looking for biographies of members to illustrate their work, an image of themselves and their workplace, and very short video.  Visit the website or contact [email protected] to learn more.



PDAC’s Convention Travel Fund helps student groups cover the costs of getting to Toronto for its annual convention. Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply before February 10.


Students have a unique opportunity to volunteer their time at the Convention in exchange for a complimentary All Access Pass, food vouchers, a gift card, volunteer apparel, and a volunteer certificate. Submit your application today.


Get your Student All Access Pass before February 10 to take advantage of early rates. The Pass allows access to the Student-Industry Mixer for excellent networking opportunities, student and early career events and full programming. Students also receive a discount on short course registration. Register today at the student member rate!



If you’re a small or medium sized business in the Red Seal trades, you could qualify for the National Apprenticeships Program through the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). This initiative supports SMEs across Canada to hire Indigenous women and gender-diverse people as first-year Red Seal apprentices. Businesses can receive up to $20,000 in funding ($10,000 per apprentice, up to two apprentices) with access to NWAC’s exclusive job board. This is a great opportunity to make your workplace more diverse, while addressing ongoing labour shortages. Learn more and apply now.



PDAC hosted its first member event at AME Roundup on January 25. The well-attended event gave members from BC and the Yukon an opportunity to meet PDAC Directors, network with colleagues and find out what is on the horizon for 2023. Learn more about membership options on the PDAC website.


Members will be emailed a personalized link to the 2023 Board of Directors election ballot at 12 p.m. EDT. If you have not already done so, renew your membership and exercise your right to vote. Election results will be announced at the AGM on March 5.


On behalf of the PDAC Board of Directors, we invite all members to attend the AGM taking place at 8 a.m. EDT on March 5. The meeting will be held in Room 711, South Building, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.


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 exhibitor booths at the PDAC Convention. Log in 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: Consultants Package, Mining/Contractors Package, and Group Benefits Program. Visit our insurance partners at Booth 947 in the Trade Show for options and quotes.


Have you seen the list of international industry events coming up for 2023? Keep an eye on the PDAC website for the latest updates and contact Sandra Doig if you'd like to see your event listed.



#PDAC2023 exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the guided tours of the exhibits and register for the #StudentFriendly company list to connect with upcoming talent, including students and early career individuals. Register by February 3 to confirm participation!

Take advantage of #PDAC2023 early rates! Register for All Access Passes and Short Course tickets before February 10.



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