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Last renewed in 2019, the METC is set to expire in March 2024. PDAC is advocating to extend it for an additional five-year period and we need your help. If you used METC to enhance a flow-through offering in the past few years, we’d like to hear from you! Get in touch and let us know your experience.


PDAC offered a list of recommendations that would help bolster the competitiveness of Canada’s mineral exploration and development industry as part of the Federal Government's consultations in advance of Budget 2024.


This submission focused on six key recommendations, which you can now read in full.



Get to know PDAC President, Raymond Goldie, and learn what drives his passion for the industry and the association.


Read the Q&A on our 'President’s Office' page.


Make sure you're always in the loop – follow our new Instagram page and click the link in our bio to uncover #PDAC2024 opportunities, read our recent publications and more.


Plus, stay connected in more ways than one by signing up for PDAC Crosscut and CORE Magazine to get all our updates delivered directly to your inbox.



Do you have an innovative idea to boost Canada’s capacity to produce critical minerals and need funding support to bring concepts to reality?


Natural Resources Canada is offering $40 million to help fund R&D or demonstration programs. Read the press release for more information on how to apply before September 29.



Returning for its third year, MiHR's “I Chose Mining. Mining Chose Me.” Scholarship Program is awarding two $2,500 scholarships to students registered in a full-time or part-time mining, mineral, metallurgy or geoscience programs at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Apply before September 30.


Join MiHR and the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) on September 11 at 2 p.m. EST, for a free webinar on Workplace Disability Management Assessment (WDMA) for mining associations and organizations. Understand how to retain current talent, attract new talent and foster a culture of inclusivity. Plus, how to encourage respect in your workplace by adopting leading disability management and accommodation practices. Register now.


MiHR, CIM and PDAC invite you to participate in the third #MiningNeedsYou Virtual Career Fair, taking place November 7 and 8. Companies can purchase a booth to promote opportunities to job seekers and have the option to purchase one of ten available 30-minute webinar time slots to deliver a presentation related to careers at their organizations. Learn more.


BHP officially became the first-ever Platinum Sponsor of the NGEA earlier this summer, embracing an expanded opportunity to grow the talent of tomorrow as the international geoscience challenge enters its fourth year. The NGEA looks forward to seeing which six teams will be selected in October to win a free trip to present at #PDAC2024 and be eligible for up to $14,000 in cash prizes! The deadline to enter the challenge is October 31. Learn more.




Are you a PDAC member? Will you be in the GTA on September 26? If so, we invite you to stop by our first Open House event at the PDAC office from 4 - 7 p.m. ET. This is a great opportunity to meet your Board of Directors, chat with our friendly staff, and network with colleagues! Contact Mark McCleary for more information. Registration closes on September 1.


It has been a great first year for our new Member Referral Program. 241 members from 23 countries participated and 368 new members signed up, and we’re looking forward to our grand prize giveaway on September 26! We encourage all members to get involved in 2024 – log into your PDAC account to get a sense of the competition, view this year’s leaderboard and line-up of prizes, plus the monthly winners of PDAC Swag and gift cards. Stay tuned for the announcement of the grand prize winners in September!



New exhibitor applications open September 19 at 10 a.m. ET for Investors Exchange, Trade Show and Trade Show North, Core Shack and Prospectors Tent. Plus, applications open September 12 for Indigenous Artists Space. Learn more and apply on the PDAC Convention website.


The deadline to present in the Capital Markets Program at #PDAC2024 has been extended until September 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If you have topical session ideas around the financial aspects of the mineral sector, don't miss this opportunity. Apply now.


Presentation and Reception Rooms are a great opportunity to enhance your organization’s visibility, make a presentation, host a reception, and meet with prospects. All Presentation and Reception Rooms are located in the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) on Level 200 and will be available for rent from March 3-6, 2024.



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 !


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