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Mining and exploration offer dozens of different challenging and awesome careers!

From tradespeople to technicians, from engineers to environmentalists. From accountants to administration. From geologists to geophysicists. And of course, mines need miners too! A listing of resource industry employees totals over 100 different job titles. To fill these roles, industry looks to northern residents first.

Mining offers a variety of challenging, high-paying careers. Many of the jobs in mining require specialized skills and as a result, the key to success is education and training. Photo: Mine Training Society

Local residents need to be aware of the opportunities and prepare. Education and training are key to career success with most industry’s jobs requiring high school, college, university, trades apprenticeship training, or years of experience.
The North’s population is small and young, and looking to the future.

In the Northwest Territories, by 2030, 11,000 youth will complete their education journey and be looking for employment. In Nunavut, one third of the territory’s 38,000 people are under 20 years of age.

The North has the resources, the employment opportunities, and a people looking for career opportunities.
Find your career in our list of mining jobs and exploration jobs!