Job vacancy rates reached a record high of 4.3% across the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas sector in 2021. An educational institute in in northern Ontario has developed a training program to tackle the problem.

The 14-week program aims to attract a diverse group of newcomers, women and young people to the Canadian mining sector. It recognises that these groups are often underrepresented and seeks to challenge the status quo by ultimately leading to more diversity within the sector.

Aptly named ‘Mining Potential’ will be rolled out at Collège Boréal campuses, exposing students to the mining industry and hoping to change commonly held perceptions of jobs in the industry being “hard, dirty and deep underground”.

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