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Following the launch of the Safe Workplaces for All program and that analyzes obligations, risks and opportunities for addressing sexual harassment and violence in Canada’s mining sector, MiHR developed educational resources – including posters, postcards and stickers – that are now available for use by employers, unions and employees via download from .


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This all-expense paid workshop for geoscience students returns to Sudbury, ON, May 1-16, 2024, which provides hands-on experiences of mineral exploration activities. Nominations close Dec 1.


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This exciting opportunity provides financial support for five students to attend the PDAC 2024 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. Applications close Dec 4.



The PDAC’s Convention Travel Fund helps student groups with the costs of travelling to Toronto to attend the annual Convention. Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to student members. Application deadline: February 9, 2024. Apply today.



Applications are being accepted for the 2024 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. Applications close Dec 15. Apply today.



Applications are open for the $3,000 bursary for Innovation in Environmental and/or Social Performance. Open to students in the fields of environment, geoscience, exploration, engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, sustainability, or social practice and community engagement.



All students (BSc, MSc, PhD) working on projects with a link to mineral deposits (e.g. 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 secure your spot.



The Mining Needs You Virtual Career Fair is fast approaching. Jobseekers can register at no cost to connect with employers, recruiters, and others for jobs and exciting work placement opportunities in the mining industry.


Visit the website to learn more and register today!






The mining sector is feeling the effects of labour market tightening, putting pressure on companies to attract and retain talent. Achieving higher employment rates among equity-deserving groups will help the sector address current and expected labour shortages.


This webinar will share the results of the Mining Industry Human Resources Council’s (MiHR) research into systemic barriers in the mining sector as well as labour market information indicating various trends among equity deserving groups in the mining industry. Register to join on Nov 2.




Congratulations to the 2024 : David Ross Bell, Ross D. Lawrence, Eric Sprott, William E. Roscoe and John T. Postle (joint nomination put forward by PDAC's Awards Committee). These five leaders have been selected for their lasting contribution to Canada’s mining industry.




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. is complimentary.


New 2024 Member Benefit


Members attending #PDAC2024 with an All Access Pass will have access to select session recordings post-Convention. These include the four Keynote Program presentations, the "Commodities" Technical Program session, and more. Registration opens in early December. to take advantage of this exciting new benefit!



The Member Referral Leaderboard is reset for 2024! Current members who refer new individual and corporate members will be automatically entered into a competition to win prizes worth up to $3000. To participate, visit the Members’ Portal and click the Member Referral Program icon to access your dashboard. View our 2023 winners



The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance and stewardship of PDAC and represents the full spectrum of professions making up the minerals industry. A Board with diverse perspectives and a broad range of experience provides value to an association, so we invite members to run for election. Nominations close November 15.



Indigenous Artists Displays (located in Trade Show North), is an opportunity to showcase the work of incredible artists. Applications are open until November 13th.


Don’t miss out - apply now.



New exhibitor applications are open for , , and . Learn more and apply on the PDAC Convention website.





Save money and network with industry professionals. Volunteer your time in exchange for a complimentary All Access Pass plus much more!


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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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