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Learn more about Canada's mining industry by exploring how minerals and metals can be found in our everyday lives.

Help Wanted: 100,000 Workers Needed to Sustain Canada's Modern Mining Industry

Few of us can fully comprehend the passion, effort and dedication it takes to become a high-end fashion designer or runway model or to orchestrate a Fashion Week event like those held annCanada's mining sector is facing an uphill battle. Almost half of the present workforce is over 45 years of age and 60,000 people will retire in the next decade. Another 25,000 to 30,000 people will leave for other reasons. As a result, almost 100,000 new workers will be needed over the next 10 years to meet sector labour supply requirements.

Mining and Fashion

Few of us can fully comprehend the passion, effort and dedication it takes to become a high-end fashion designer or runway model or to orchestrate a Fashion Week event like those held annually in New York, Toronto, Vancouver and around the globe. While it is rare for high fashion to trickle down to the everyday consumer, most Canadians have a closet full of clothes, jewellery and makeup.

Mining and Explosives

Early July is peak fireworks season in North America. Between Canada Day on July 1 and the Fourth of July celebrations in the United States, more than 100 million kilograms of fireworks explode in our skies, to the delight of onlookers celebrating.

Space Mining: Are We on the Cusp of an Asteroid Rush?

The Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) team spoke with Dr. Michele Faragalli, Manager of Space Exploration and Advanced Technologies at Mission Control Space Services Inc. in Ottawa about the complex reality of space mining.

Mining and Beer

Most Canadians enjoy spending Canada Day outside with their family and friends. They attend festivals, concerts and parades; take a canoe out on the lake or flip a burger at a BBQ by the beach. Flags are waved, songs are sung and some people choose to responsibly consume a beer or two to toast our home and native land.

Not Your Grandfather’s Mine

When asked to picture a mine, many Canadians imagine a deep pit filled with noisy trucks belching diesel fumes and dust into the air. The miners they picture may be older men with dirty faces and scruffy beards, working in dark, cramped conditions with hand-held tools.

From black to green and everything in between: cliff-side museum explores how natural resources have shaped Canada's culture

Take a virtual tour of the museum at the UNESCO-listed Joggins fossil cliffs on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia to celebrate International Museum Day 2018

Mining for Music

Two seemingly unrelated events kicked off in Canada this Monday: Canadian Music Week and National Mining Week. On the surface, they look to be reaching out to quite different audiences, but if we dig deeper, we see that one cannot exist without the other.

Canadian-made Responsible Mining Initiative Answers Global Demand for Supply Chain Transparency

anufacturers, particularly in the technology and automotive sectors, are under increasing pressure from customers to demonstrate that products are made with responsibly sourced materials.

A Tale of Two Coals

Of the 60 million tonnes of coal Canada produces each year, just over half is thermal coal, the variety of coal used for power generation. The other, lesser-known coal that Canada produces in almost equal measure is metallurgical coal.

Mining and Easter: Canada's role in producing 'green' aluminum

housands of Canadian kids will scour gardens and parks for colorful treats left behind by the Easter bunny. Although quickly discarded for the chocolatey goodness inside, spare a thought for the aluminum foil wrapping.