Realizing Community Benefits and Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Realizing Community Benefits and Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Communities can share in the benefits of mining projects

Mining projects have a notable presence in Canadian communities and regions. A mining project can span years and may involve high operational and maintenance costs.

Often situated close to northern, remote, isolated and Indigenous communities, these projects can mean significant employment, training, business and infrastructure development in the area. Communities that host mining development expect to share in the benefits, while having the confidence that proper social and environmental protections are in place.

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In 2016, mining provided 596,000 jobs (403,000 direct jobs) in urban, rural and remote regions of the country. There are also more than 3000 suppliers of mining equipment and services in industries such as finance, legal, engineering, transportation, and construction.