Canadian Mining Journal



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    COMMENT: Idea from Down Under needs to come Up North

    December 13, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    The Australians have a practical and forward-thinking idea: Hire military veterans to meet the looming labour shortage in the mining sector. Veterans are highly trained and bring diverse skills and talents to the job. Many have a difficult time transitioning

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    CHILD LABOUR: Eurasian Resources wants to keep children out of mining in the DRC

    December 13, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Eurasian Resources Group announced this week that it joined forces with international development organization Pact to carry out the initiative “Children out of Mining-Northern Kolwezi.” The project is being implemented in the southern Kolwezi region,

  • LABOUR: Strike at Goderich mine ends after collective agreement ratified

    July 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GODERICH – Members of Unifor Local 16-O have voted to accept a collective agreement with Compass Minerals, putting an end to a 12-week strike at the salt mine. “These members stood up to an American employer that was using scabs to

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    NICKEL: Vale to lay off 169 in Thompson

    April 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – As the summer shut down of its Manitoba smelting and refining operations looms, Vale has announced the layoff of 169 employees in Thompson, 650 km north of Winnipeg. The public has known of plans to cease operations on

  • DRILLING: Boart Longyear adds new rigs to meet the demand of expanding exploration budgets

    March 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SALT LAKE CITY — Boart Longyear announces it is adding new exploration drill rigs to its Drilling Services fleet around the world to meet the demand of expanding exploration budgets. Latin America In Chile, a brand new LF™160 top-drive coring

  • HUMAN RESOURCES: SNC-Lavalin joins 30% Club Canada, strengthens its commitment to gender diversity

    September 21, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL: SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that it has joined the 30% Club Canada, an organization that encourages and supports companies, through a voluntary approach, to appoint more women at board level, as well at senior management levels. SNC-Lavalin contributed to

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    JOBS: Hays Canada says industry upbeat about 2014

    January 6, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Optimism for 2014 remains high in the Canadian resources and mining sector even though 2013 saw a drastic downturn in business and hiring activity, accord to Hays Canada’s 2014 Salary Guide.

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    JOBS: Word to the wise

    January 6, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SOMEWHERE IN CYBERSPACE – One of CMJ’s loyal readers sent us an email saying she had been enticed by a website that purports to find people jobs in the mining industry. In response to her request and admission that she had no experience…

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    LABOUR: It’s Curtin for Australian prisoners

    September 12, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA – Failing to find workers for the Curtin potash project, the joint venture partners have recruited prisoners from the Northern Territory. The project, 260 km southwest of Alice Springs, is a joint venture of Rum Jungle Resources…

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    ENGINEERS: Look west for jobs

    March 7, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The job market for engineers is strongest in western Canada, according to information analyzed for a new report, Engineering Labour Market in Canada: Projections to 2020. The report was sponsored by recruitment specialist…

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    HUMAN RESOURCES: Vale hiring 60 underground miners in Sudbury

    September 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Vale is embarking on a campaign to hire 60 new underground miners at its operations in Sudbury. The company also currently has postings for a number of other jobs, including engineers, supervisors, surface plant operators and…

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    LABOUR PEACE: Xstrata Nickel, USW 2020 sign agreement

    March 7, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – A three-year collective agreement has been ratified by United Steelworkers Local 2020 and employer X…