Mining and Diversity Resources
Did you know that Mining Industry HR Council has launched a new online resource for its members to support their D&I efforts, including:
- ENSEMBLE is an online network of professionals interested in supporting and driving diversity and inclusion in the Canadian mining industry. The network includes members from immigrant-serving organizations, Canadian mining companies, educators, Indigenous communities, women’s and diversity organizations.
- Indigenous Peoples in Mining: Indigenous peoples are a key source of local talent for mining as many operations in Canada are located close to Indigenous communities. Comprising 7 % of the sector, mining is the largest private sector employer of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The Mining Essentials program is a work-readiness training program for Indigenous peoples preparing for a career in the Canadian mining industry.
- Women in Mining: Women comprise half of Canada’s population and 48 % of its labour force, yet they only represent 17% of the mining labour force. The Gender Equity in Mining Works (GEM Works) Initiative helps companies collaborate to foster a mining and minerals industry where both women and men have the best opportunities for making great contributions and having rewarding careers.
- The Mining Professional Immigrant Network: New Canadians are often highly educated and have transferable skills that are beneficial to mining employers. To engage this talent pool, the Mining Professional Immigrant Network (M-PIN) helps Ontario mining employers connect and collaborate with like-minded experts as well as internationally trained professionals in search of meaningful employment.