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The Mining Sector in Ontario: 2023 Labour Market Research Study

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 08:39 AM

The lack of a robust workforce pipeline is a critical challenge facing the mining sector in Ontario, with not enough workers to maintain existing operations nor meet growing demand for minerals and metals. 

A study conducted by Ipsos and Prism on behalf of the Ontario Mining Association, in partnership with the Ontario Labour Market Partnerships program, reveals the compounding factors driving the significant hiring needs in the sector and offers a data-driven roadmap to success. 

The study examines...

Premier Doug Ford adressing Meet the Miners 2023 guests

Meet the Miners 2023: This Is Mine Life

Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023 06:14 PM

Mining in Ontario is more than just one thing. For OMA members, it is a life of new frontiers. A life of new technologies. A life of taking care of the world around us. A life boldly driving our modern world forward, by delivering the metals and minerals that make everything possible. 

On October 25, 2023, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) held Meet the Miners, an annual event at which industry leaders meet with provincial decision-makers to share achievements, and to discuss issues of...

Meet the Miners 2022

Meet the Miners 2022: In-Person Again

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2022 09:16 AM

On November 15, 2022, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) held Meet the Miners at Queen’s Park, an annual event at which industry leaders meet with provincial decision-makers to share achievements, and to discuss issues of consequence to the industry and Ontarians. For 44 years, Meet the Miners has offered members of the Legislative Assembly and senior mining executives a platform to learn from each other, build relationships, and celebrate our dynamic, innovative industry, which has long been an...

Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell delivering throne speech

OMA Welcomes Critical Minerals Focus in Throne Speech

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 04:35 PM

The Ontario government is “steadfast in its commitment to a path forward focused on economic growth”, Premier Doug Ford's throne speech asserted, and singled out the “once-in-a-generation” opportunity of “building up home-grown supply chains” – from minerals to manufacturing.

Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell delivered Premier Ford's speech from the throne on August 9, 2022, which marks the start of a new legislative session. The speech said the Progressive Conservative government is working on revitalizing...

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OMA Releases Economic Research Report and Critical Minerals Analysis

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2022 08:00 AM

New studies find that creating a favourable investment climate for mining contributes to significant GDP gains, as opportunities for industry growth have never been greater

On Friday, March 18, 2022, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) released two reports: The State of the Ontario Mining Sector – Economic Report and Critical Minerals Analysis on the OMA website, which were produced in partnership with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (MNDMNRF)....