Careers in Mining

Canada is a global leader in mining. Find out what it’s like to work in the industry and where you fit in.

Mining: It's More Than You Think!

Our greatest resource is our people, so where do YOU fit in? Discover all that the globally-recognized Canadian mining industry has to offer.

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Mining in Canada

The Canadian mining industry has come a long way since coal was discovered on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, nearly 350 years ago. There are now approximately 800 mining operations in Canada. The extraction of minerals and metals are woven into the history and fabric of our country – many communities such as Glace Bay, Rouyn-Noranda, Val d'Or, Sept-Iles, Labrador City, Timmins, Sudbury and Fort McMurray can trace their roots back to mining and exploration.

As one of the world’s largest mining nations, Canada produces more than 60 unique minerals and metals. The mining industry is a major player in the Canadian economy, and generates nearly 5% of the country's gross domestic product. Mining also accounts for 19% of Canada’s total exports.

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Mining in Action

Take a look at this video to see how exciting and dynamic mining can be.

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