Career prospects in the mining industry are looking bright, and competition for skilled workers is fierce. According to Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) research, the industry will need to hire about 79,000 workers by 2029 in Canada alone.
This imminent hiring spree due both to a wave of industry retirements and employment growth. Occupational categories most affected will be supervisors, coordinators, and foremen; support workers and trades occupations.
Production occupations are expected to have a big skills gap, with an estimated one-quarter of the total hiring requirement in the industry.
The use of innovative technology in mining means we can now access deeper, narrower, and more complex deposits. This in turn has increased the demand for mining workers with specialized science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
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