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Mining Forecasts Study

Mining Forecasts Study

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Executive SummaryThunder Bay DistrictExploration and Mining IndustryEmployment and Hiring Forecasts
Executive SummaryThunder Bay DistrictExploration and Mining IndustryEmployment and Hiring Forecasts
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Thunder Bay Mining Ind
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This project is funded in part by theThe opinions and interpretations innot necessarily reflect those of theCopyright © 2012 Mining Industry HAll rights reserved. The use of anysystem, or transmitted in any formphotocopying or recording), withoutlaw.
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Mining Industry Human Resources260 Hearst Way, Suite 401Kanata, Ontario K2L 3H1Tel: 613 270 9696Fax: 613 270 9399Email: research@mihr.ca
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Thunder Bay Mining Industry Employment and Hiring Forecast
Human resources challenges are one of the largest threats to the future competitiveness of theCanadian mining industry.
The looming retirement of the baby boom generation, the difficultyattracting and engaging younger workers, and an under-representation of diverse groups such asaboriginal people, women and new Canadians, all contribute to the human resources challenges.This report was prepared for the North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB) by the MiningIndustry Human Resources Council (MiHR) and pertains to the North Superior Workforce PlanningBoard area which includes the geographic region of the Thunder Bay District and the communities ofWebequie, Nibinamik, and Neskantaga. The forecast presented here represents a customizeddevelopment of a regional mining labour market forecast for the Thunder Bay District.
Industry Definition and Scope
For the purposes of its forecasts, MiHR defines the mining industry as including all phases of themining cycle: exploration, development, extraction, processing and reclamation. The MiHR forecastspresented here include: exploration, mining and quarrying; support services and contractors (notincluding oil and gas); iron and steel mills and ferro-alloy manufacturing; alumina and aluminum; andother non-ferrous metal production and processing.Forecasts presented in the report rely heavily on data from Statistics Canada, among othertraditional sources of data. Findings from primary research in the industry (questionnaires andinterviews) are used to verify and validate data from other sources.
Ernst and Young, Business risks facing mining and metals,
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