Vancouver: Explore for More Careers – Career Day in Mining

May 2, 2015 all-day
Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University

The Management & Economics Society of CIM in collaboration with the Mining Association of BC (MABC), BC Mining Week, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and many others are pleased to present:


Explore for More Careers – Career Day in Mining

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm



Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University

Room: 2800, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver (MAP)


If you are an undergraduate student or graduate student looking for job ideas or simply more information about the BC mining industry – reserve this career fair in your calendars. You will enjoy a number of presentations showcasing how diverse the industry is.

Come discover what jobs are available in the fields of geoscience, exploration, development of projects, operating mines, educational institutions and local and international projects. You will also learn from the panel of presenters what their career paths looked like, how to think outside the box when looking for jobs and be able to ask the panel questions that you have always wondered about.

Some interesting Canadian mining facts:

  • Great pay, safe working environment, interesting and challenging work in a variety of occupations, travel and adventure – all these can be yours with a career in the mining industry. In Canada an estimated 80,000 people will be needed within the next ten years – with over 120 occupations to choose from.
  • High demand occupations in the mining industry include tradespeople, (millwrights, electricians, heavy equipment mechanics, mechanics, welders, pipefitters, steam engineers) miners, supervisors, heavy equipment operators, plant/mill operators, administrative services, engineers, technologists (environmental, instrumentation, laboratory) and geologists.
  • The mining industry is also a great employer offering job and career opportunities in a wide range of areas from exploration through production and processing to administration and marketing. All mining companies offer extensive training to their employees.
  • The Canadian mining is a technological leader with over 80% of the work force using advanced technology.
  • Additional interesting facts (find out what other career opportunities exist): CLICK HERE



9:00 – Doors open

9:15 – Welcoming remarks and introduce panel

9:23 – Gordon Clarke, Ministry of Energy and Mines, presents on state of the mining industry and projects in the pipeline

9:40 – Kosta Sainis (Environmental Superintendent) presents on working at Endako Mine and experience in the industry.

9:55 – Sean Ennis (Vice-President Mining, Norwest Corporation) presents on his experience in the industry

10:10 – Stephen Day (Consultant, SRK Consulting) presents on his experience in the industry

10:25 – Andrea Clifford (Director of Development, GeoscienceBC) presents on her experience as a geologist

10:40 – Floor opens to Q & A

11:00 – Panel concludes

11:00 – 12:00 – Networking opportunity


Please RSVP us by replying to: If you are interested in attending it (this is an excellent networking opportunity and there is no charge to attend). Seats are limited.


A special thank you to BC Mining Week and SFU’s MSc in Finance Visiting Speaker programme for generously providing the refreshments and the venue to host this event!


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