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We Need Mining. Mining Needs You.

The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR), the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) are proud to present the Mining Needs You Virtual Career Fair!

From exploration to extraction, milling and fabrication, minerals and metals are essential to our way of life today and to the world we want to create tomorrow. Help Canada be the world leader in safe, sustainable exploration and mining by joining us November 8 and 9, 2021 for this national career fair that will see employers, recruiters, academia and other sector representatives network and offer students and job seekers the ability to apply for exciting work placement and job opportunities.


Monday November 8, 2021
 10AM – 7PM
Career Fair Exhibit Hall
 11AM – 12PM
Opening Webinar – Industry Life Cycle and Labour Market (Hosted by MiHR, PDAC & CIM)
 2PM – 3PM
Webinar – Topic TBD (Hosted by PDAC)
Tuesday November 9, 2021
 10AM – 7PM
Career Fair Exhibit Hall
 11AM – 12PM
Webinar – Topic TBD (Hosted by CIM)
 2PM – 3PM
Webinar – Topic TBD (Hosted by MiHR)

About the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

MiHR is Canada’s knowledge centre for mining labour market information. An independent, non-profit organization, MiHR leads collaboration among mining and exploration companies, organized labour, contractors, educational institutions, industry associations and Indigenous groups to identify opportunities and address the human resource and labour market challenges facing the Canadian minerals and metals sector.

More from MiHR

MiHR is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, a new scholarship program for post-secondary students in mining-related programs has been launched. MiHR will award 10 $2,500 scholarships – with the first two to be awarded in 2021-2022. Applicants are asked to submit a short video under the theme I chose mining. Mining chose me. Program details are available on and

Visit the Mining Needs You website to learn about the national We Need Mining. Mining Needs You. career awareness campaign. The website covers what modern mining looks like, how to get started in the industry and more.

MiHR also offers career-related information at, where employers and post secondary students can learn about the Gearing Up work-integrated learning wage subsidy program, employers and job ready youth can learn about the Green Jobs program, and newcomers to Canada can find tips on how to make connections during their job search

About the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

PDAC is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community, an industry that supports 719,000 people in direct and indirect employment, and contributes $106 billion to Canada's GDP every year. Representing over 4400 members around the world, PDAC's work centers on supporting a competitive, responsible, and sustainable mineral sector.

More from PDAC

PDAC is excited to be hosting PDAC 2022, our 90th annual convention, in person in Toronto, Canada from March 7-9. This will be followed by an online event on March 10-11. We recognize that staying connected is especially important and this year’s format ensures everyone has the opportunity to participate in the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining convention.

Whether you join us in person or online, you can be certain PDAC 2022 will offer best-in-industry access to our outstanding programming, exhibit and networking opportunities. The most up-to-date information can be found at

About the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)

CIM is the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. A CIM membership can help enhance your professional profile, develop your business network and build your company’s profile.
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) has served as the leading technical industry institute in Canada for the past 123 years. CIM is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, facilitation of innovation, the celebration of excellence and the promotion of sustainable practices across the full spectrum of Canada’s minerals, metals, materials, and petroleum industries.

More from CIM

An education is more than just classes. A CIM Student Membership opens the door to a world of opportunities. Whether you're looking to access scholarships and bursaries; make connections with industry professionals and veterans; find an internship or co-op; connect with a mentor for career advice and guidance; learn from leaders by attending conferences and symposiums or get knowledge from thousands of peer-reviewed technical papers, CIM is there to help you every step of the way. Go to our website for more information:

Information for Job Seekers

Choose a career in mining and help Canada be the world leader in safe, sustainable mining.
The national Mining Needs You Virtual Career Fair is free for students and job seekers. It allows you to chat with recruiters, network with professionals and apply forto exciting jobscareers in the minerals and metals sector. In addition, the event will feature four webinars. MiHR, PDAC and CIM will open the event with a joint webinar focused on the industry life cycle and need for workers – and the three organizations will each host a separate webinar on topics relevant to the Mining Needs You event theme.
Register today and take the first step towards an exciting career in the Canadian minerals and metals sector! In-demand occupations and work-integrated learning positions will be available, as well as the opportunity to connect with your target employers from across the country!

  1. Learn about in-demand mining occupations.
  2. Get your resume directly into the hands of mineral employers.
  3. Speak directly with top recruiters and industry leaders across Canada.

Information for Exhibitors

The Mining Needs You Career Fair provides companies within the minerals and metals sector an excellent opportunity for brand recognition and to easily identify, chat with and even interview potential candidates:

Who Should Exhibit?

How it Works

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Mining Needs You Virtual Career Fair is designed to bring Canadian minerals and metals sector employers, associations, post-secondary institutions, students and job seekers together to exchange valuable information for recruitment purposes and to explore potential matches.
Interact with employers / recruiters and have the option to be interviewed on the spot through chat and video conference.
No. You will only need access to the internet and your personal log in information which you will receive upon registering.
No. Some employers may have the ability to request a video chat, however it is not required to participate.
This event is an opportunity to meet, network, and ask recruiters specific questions about topics such as current open positions and company culture.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event.
Contact via email for any technical assistance.
This is a virtul event. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access via desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
  1. Get information about careers in the minerals and metals sector
  2. Interact with recruiters
  3. Explore open positions
  4. Apply directly to available opportunities
  5. Participate in webinars (see event agenda)
Yes, you will have the option to create a ‘swag bag’, where you can add all available event documents and then email them to yourself or share items with friends and family by entering their email.
Absolutely, we encourage you to invite others! Help us spread the word about this exciting event across social media using the hashtag: #MiningNeedsYou. Or, simply share the link to this page with your contacts and they can register at their convenience.
Exhibit booths are only staffed with company representatives during the allotted event time (10AM – 7PM EST November 8 & 9, 2021), however the event will be open 24 hours a day for those two days as well as remain online for 30-days after the event so you can still login to view company booths, job postings and other materials, and the recorded webinars. For any other questions, please email

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