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Considering a Career in Mining?

Did you know?

Mining is one of the fastest growing industries in Canada. Mining is also one of the highest paying industrial sectors nationwide. In Canada, over the next ten years, an estimated 92,000 new workers will be needed to meet current and future industry needs and to fill positions vacated by retirees. The situation in British Columbia’s mineral exploration and mining sector, including service and supply companies, is even more acute, with an estimated need for 15,000 additional workers over the same period.

The BC mining industry, regarded as the safest heavy industry in the province, includes the 20 major operating coal, metal and aggregate mines.


BC mineral exploration and mining companies have identified the ten top occupations in the province that face the highest challenges in recruitment and retention, both now and in the next five years. The top ten occupations are:

  • Geologists
  • Mining Engineers
  • Accountants
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics
  • Electricians (surface)
  • Metallurgical Engineers
  • Millwrights
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Chiefs, Managers & Superintendents
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Mining Supervisors

With over 120 occupations to choose from, the perfect job could be waiting for you!