Interesting and exciting work
Exploring remote territories for new mineral deposits. Using artificial intelligence to improve efficiency and safety. Extracting metals from far underground with the help of robotics. Working with Indigenous communities to ensure mutually beneficial partnerships. Working in mining means a career full of interesting and rewarding challenges.
Mining is one of the highest-paid resource industries in Canada. NRCan reports that the average salary in the mining and quarrying employment code is almost $120,000/year, double the national average ($60,000). Mining companies also often offer generous benefits packages to their employees.
Are you driven by the latest technology? You’ll find it in mining. With massive projects that require capital investments in the hundreds of millions of dollars, mining companies are investing in robotics, artificial intelligence, data science and other technologies to help make operations more efficient, environmentally sustainable and safe.
Belonging to a team
Across the mining industry, you’ll find close-knit teams of diverse people who come together to work on big goals. With projects often requiring high levels of collaboration, mining teams can become like a second family. If you like to feel a sense of community where you work, mining will feel like home.
Travel and remote work
For many people, working in mining means relocating or travelling to a new location, often in rural or remote areas like Canada’s far north. If you love travel and don’t mind moving throughout your career, mining can satisfy that passion for seeing and experiencing new places.
Whether involved in exploration or working at a remote mining site, many workers at Canadian mines enjoy unparalleled access to the outdoors. Hiking, camping, backcountry skiing and other outdoor pursuits can be the way you spend your after-work hours.
Make a difference
Canada has a vision to be the world’s leading mining nation. That means creating an industry that is ever more innovative, environmentally sustainable and inclusive. In mining, you can build a career with tremendous growth while helping our industry grow to be the best in the world.