Mining Association of Canada | 2023 Report

The Mining Association of Canada | The Canadian Mining Story: Economic Impacts and Drivers for the Global Energy Transition 2023 42 mining sector by 2030. MAC’s new Towards Sustainable Mining protocol focused on EDI, expected to be published in 2023, will also do much to enhance inclusive and respectful practices in the mining industry. This protocol will include a corporate strategy that is complemented by site-level policies, processes, and performance and will drive transparency and improved EDI performance in the mining sector. MAC also supports mentorship and initiatives that promote professional development for women in the mining sector. • Continued government support for MiHR to further its work in addressing the mining industry’s human resources challenges. • Introducing standards for key mining occupations to facilitate domestic worker mobility and skills recognition. For example, MiHR’s National Occupational Standards establish objective benchmarks for skills and knowledge required for various occupations. The Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP) recognizes workers who have met the Standards for diamond drillers, frontline supervisors, hoist operators, industry trainers, mineral processing operators, surface miners and underground miners. • Ongoing efforts to recruit young people into the industry, including via career fairs or work placement programs. For example, Employment and Social Development Canada has supported work-integrated learning subsidies for mining employers, offering a wage subsidy of up to $7,000. The mining industry supports a successful, safe, high-paid, technically adept workforce. Through continued efforts, it will be possible to enhance the industry’s track record of success at hiring, training and retaining these skilled workers through the next generation.