PDAC News December - Convention Registration, Programming & Events at #PDAC2024, plus more! undefined

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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 receive complementary membership.


to automatically be entered into a special draw to win fantastic prizes including All Access Passes, gift cards and more! Winners will be notified January 8.




See what #PDAC2024 has in store by checking out the and the , now available online. And don't wait to get your pass, to save up to $200 with early rate pricing.



It has arrived! Everything you need to know about the Convention all in an easy to read document, accessible online. Check out all of the exciting programming, networking events, and exhibits coming to Toronto, March 3-6, 2024.



Spin the wheel, roll the dice and play to win cash prices at on Sunday, March 3. Enjoy mock casino games while connecting with industry professionals from across the world.


Then, on Tuesday March 5th, celebrate the 2024 PDAC Award recipients at the . Tickets sell out quickly so be sure to get yours when you register for PDAC 2024.


Finally, don’t miss the on Wednesday, March 6. Dress casual and come to relax and play pool, foosball and air hockey while listening to live music from the Dave Murphy Band.






All students (BSc, MSc, PhD) working on projects with a link to mineral deposits (e.g. mapping, mineralogy, geochemistry, geophysics, environmental, hydrogeology, etc.) are invited to submit a poster in the annual PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium, held during the 2024 Convention. This event provides the widest-possible exposure for current research. Bigger cash prizes to be won this year!


Submit your abstract by January 12.



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.



PDAC and Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) partnered to produce the 2023 Canadian Mineral Exploration HR Outlook, which enhances labour market information available to mineral exploration stakeholders and serves as the basis for developing an industry strategy and action plan to address key human resources issues.


Read the report



Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) returns to Sudbury from May 1-16, where the top nominated upper-year Canadian post-secondary geoscience students will learn about the extensive variety of careers in the mineral exploration industry and the adventures of being a geoscientist.


Help support, and meet our future geoscientists!



The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has a dedicated category for workers with a permanent job offer from an Ontario employer. As an employer in the mining industry, you can leverage the OINP to fill labor shortages and get skilled workers. Enhance your workforce planning strategy by leveraging Ontario's immigration programs.


Discover the program and its business services.



The Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund (CMIF) will support clean energy and transportation infrastructure projects to enable the development and expansion of Canada’s critical minerals production. The first call for proposals to distribute up to $300 million is now open, with funding reaching up to $50 million per project for non-governmental applicants to two streams: development activities and shovel-ready projects.


Applications are open until February 29, 2024 at 11:59PM PST.




IFRS Foundation launched the IFRS Sustainability knowledge hub at COP28’s Climate Action Day to help companies prepare their disclosures using ISSB Standards. It will be a useful repository for stakeholders seeking to advance their understanding of the ISSB Standards.


Check out the knowledge hub.



PDAC Annual Holiday Luncheon


PDAC celebrated the holiday season earlier this month with the Board of Directors, Past Presidents, Committee members and staff at the annual holiday luncheon.️ We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our volunteers for their work supporting the association this year.





The Fall 2023 edition of CORE is out now. This issue features thought-provoking and informative content including: advances in field training (written by Dr. Deanne Van Rooyen), industry-related news, engaging articles, interviews, and a look ahead to what's in store at #PDAC2024.


Read the digital magazine today





As the 2024 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. We wish our members and the mineral exploration and mining community a happy and safe holiday season. Our office will be operating on limited hours from December 22 - January 2. Happy New Year!



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