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OMA's Mission Statement

To improve the competitiveness of Ontario's mining industry, while promoting safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability.

The Mining Sector in Ontario: 2023 Labour Market Research Study

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. 

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Edge Factor & OMA Partner to Inspire the Next Generation to Consider Exciting Mining Careers

The Ontario Mining Association (OMA) and Edge Factor have partnered to craft multimedia tools that tell the impactful stories of individuals in the mining industry and spotlight the various occupations, essential skills and cutting-edge technology that define modern mining.

These multimedia tools are available as part of the This is Mine Life program on the Edge Factor platform and on the Ontario Mining Association’s This is Mining YouTube channel

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