IMII Tackles the Gender Gap in Mining

The following information was provided by the International Minerals Innovation Institute, an Innovation Place tenant in Saskatoon.

In a Canadian first, Saskatchewan’s minerals industry and its supply chain will be tackling one of the most significant workforce challenges facing the mining sector – the lack of representation of women. 

The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) is partnering with the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) in a first-of-its-kind project to bring MiHR’s Gender Equity in Mining Works (GEM Works) program to a province’s minerals sector as a whole. Currently, women represent just 16% of the mining industry in Canada, compared to 48% of the overall Canadian workforce. 

To help launch the project, MiHR is hosting a half-day workshop in Saskatoon on February 28th to provide interested local mining employers with knowledge and skills to help improve gender equity within their organizations. To register for this free workshop, visit the event page.  

Read the full media release.

About IMII

IMII is a non-profit organization committed to providing innovative education, training, research and development partnerships that support the province's world-class minerals industry.

Founded in 2012, this industry-led and industry-driven organization is the first of its kind in Canada—a unique partnership between industry, government, post-secondary education and research institutions. 

IMII is an Innovation Place tenant located in Saskatoon.

- February 22, 2019