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HUMAN RESOURCES: Despite economy, mining still needs people

TORONTO -- The mining industry’s need for a large infusion of skilled workers over the next decade may be cur...


TORONTO — The mining industry’s need for a large infusion of skilled workers over the next decade may be curbed by current economic circumstances but it will not be eliminated, according to Ryan Montpellier, executive director of the Mining Industry Human Resource Council (MiHR).

 

“Local, provincial, national and international forces all impact projections of mining’s human resource needs in Canada and when you look at the massive alterations which have been occurring in global financial systems and the downturn in commodity markets, it is all too apparent that the impact of changing macro economic variables influence the human resource requirements of the industry,” says Montpellier.

 

In earlier MiHR studies, it was projected that the industry in Canada needs 80,000 new workers over the next 10 years. As the world demand for Canada’s mineral products grew, the number of new employees needed in Canada’s mining sector from 2007 to 2016 was increased to 92,000 and MiRH thinks that level may still be required.

 

Learn more at www.MiHR.ca


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