PDAC Mentoring Program

PDAC has launched a Mentoring Program that connects trained industry professionals with students and recent graduates to share their extensive knowledge and experiences in an effort to address to address the skills shortage and strengthen the mineral industry. 

Mentors have an opportunity to give back to the industry while Mentees gain invaluable knowledge that will help facilitate a seamless transition into the workforce. 
Mentors are volunteers who can make a 1 year commitment to participate in the program. Once PDAC connect Mentors with Mentees, the parameters of the relationship are defined by each pair. 

We are recruiting Mentors from all areas of the exploration and mining industry  such as finance, academia, government, and industry.

Mentoring Program


Mentees are students in the final year of a post-secondary program (college or university) OR enrolled in a Masters or PhD program OR a recent graduate (within two years of graduation)
Programs of study include geology, geography, geophysics, resource modeling, environmental studies, mine engineering, mine business development, or finance. 

What to Expect

  • Opportunity to mentor up to two senior students or recent graduates
  • Ability to select local or regional Mentees
  • A guidebook with helpful tips for ensuring a productive and respectful Mentor-Mentee relationship
  • Opportunities to connect with other Mentors at the PDAC Convention
  • PDAC check-in every three months 

With your support we can continue to develop the future leaders of the mineral exploration industry. 

With the Pilot Mentoring Program coming to an end, we are currently recruiting Mentors for a new intake of Mentees late Fall/early Winter. 


Krishana Michaud
Manager, Student & Early Career Program
416-362-1969, Ext. 297