PDAC News June - Career Opportunities, International Mines Ministers Summit, The Frank Arnott Award and more! undefined

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The final report of the 2023 International Mines Ministers Summit is now available on the PDAC website in English, French and Spanish.


Bringing together 20 Ministers alongside industry and civil society, this year's theme was 'Closing the Loop: Developing a circular mineral industry'. Read the report.



Do you know an individual or organization that is an outstanding performer in the mineral exploration and mining industry? You can now see our awards categories and nominate a worthy recipient by August 9.


Learn the stories of all the PDAC 2023 recipients that were celebrated at the Awards Gala during the Convention.



Are you thinking about a career change? We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive candidates to join our growing team. Explore our job openings and apply!


Visit our website to learn more about PDAC, or contact us with any questions.




June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.


Visit the Government of Canada’s resources page to learn more.


International Day of Women in Mining was commemorated on June 15 with a virtual event, hosted by International Women in Mining (IWiM). The day celebrated women, honoured their achievements and examined the challenges that must still be overcome. The event included keynote speakers, interactive activities and prizes. To learn more about this day and the work that International Women in Mining do, visit their website.



The term has become ubiquitous in Canadian and global news, but its meaning is not always clear to the general public. PDAC has just released ‘Canada’s Critical Minerals: 101’ to answer some key questions, explore the Association's involvement in national initiatives and highlight what the government is doing to develop these mineral value chains. Read it now and contact us to learn more.



Time is running out to enter the 2024 NGEA™ Challenge! This international competition gives teams of geoscience students an opportunity to interpret geoscience data and pitch mineralization targets to a panel of industry judges. The top six teams will win a free trip to present at #PDAC2024 and be eligible for up to $14,000 in cash prizes. Get your team together and enter before October 31.


Presented by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR), the materials show how we need mining to communicate, live sustainably, innovate and advance workplace diversity and inclusion.


View and download the materials for use on your websites, social media platforms and in-person events.



PDAC partners with experienced brokers to offer three member-exclusive tailored insurance programs. Affordable and customizable, our offerings for Consultants, Mining Contractors, and Group Benefits provide insurance solutions across the mineral exploration industry. Contact our insurance partners today to get a free no-obligation quote.



Calling all subject matter experts, innovators and industry professionals. Apply now to present and share your knowledge, strategies, new concepts, and case studies at the PDAC 2024 Convention. Opportunities are available across a wide array of program areas.



In December 2022, the Ministry of Transportation proposed amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) that unintentionally increase regulatory burden and create safety risks in mineral exploration. While none was conducted in 2022, additional modifications made in response to recent wildfires have prompted a public consultation period. Read more about the issue and PDAC’s submission to the Minister of Transportation and others.


The federal government is now debating bill C-34, which will amend the Investment Canada Act, presenting new limitations to funding by foreign investors of companies with critical mineral projects. PDAC has some concerns regarding this legislation and submitted a commentary to the House of Commons’ standing committee on Industry, Science and Technology. Read PDAC’s response.



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