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Nikao Media | June 23, 2017

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Woman in the Mining Industry

With a clear sense of urgency at the low numbers of women working in mining, creating an inclusive workplace that can both attract and retain female employees is a pressing priority for the Canadian economy.

Creating inclusive workplaces

A 2010 report from Women in Mining in Canada – a non-profit organization aimed at promoting the advancement of women in resource extraction and exploration – revealed that at the time of the report’s release, women only represented 14% of those employed in the Canadian mining industry.

In simple terms, this is the lowest representation of women in a Canadian primary industry category; the wage gap between men and women in mining and exploration is also well above the national average.

“An Answer to Canada’s mining skills shortage ” -Ottawa Citizen

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