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Edge Factor and OMA Partner to Inspire the Next Generation to Consider an Exciting Career in Mining

Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 10:51 AM

The Ontario Mining Association (OMA) and Edge Factor have united in a strategic partnership aimed at empowering schools, mining companies and organizations across Ontario to inspire youth to consider a career in mining. A dynamic and diverse workforce pipeline will sustain current operations across the province and help Ontario reach its ambition to be a critical mineral global supplier of choice to the green energy transition. 

Together, these partners have crafted multimedia tools that tell the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...