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Exploring Underrepresentation in Mining: Aboriginal Peoples, Gender and Immigrants in our Sector.

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1 Exploring Underrepresentation in Mining: Aboriginal Peoples, Gender and Immigrants in our Sector

2 Agenda Project Background Women in Mining & MiHR’s Research Aboriginal People in Mining & MiHR’s Research Immigrants in Mining & MiHR’s Research What’s Next?! & How YOU Can Help!

3 Sector Study Research – Diversity in Mining Purpose: to support the increased labour market understanding of the impacts of gender, and the experiences of Aboriginal peoples and immigrants, on inclusion in mining. Outcomes: 1.deeper understanding of the sector specific employment barriers. 2.recommendations for addressing barriers in the industry in order to improve attraction, recruitment, development and retention. Why this Research? It hasn’t been done… We need the numbers... We need to understand the context…

4 The State of The Sector – Diversity in Mining

5 Women in Mining in Canada

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7 Women in Mining in Canada – Occupation Specifics

8 What We Already Know About Women in Mining Emerging Barriers Remote Work Locations Lack of Women in Senior Leadership Role Models and Mentorship Problematic Workplace Culture

9 Our Research Direction - Gender

10 Research Direction – Gender Sex: the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women. Gender: the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women. Sexuality: an individual's physical and/or emotional attraction to the same and/or opposite gender. Research Direction: Gender Focus

11 Aboriginal Peoples in Mining in Canada

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13 Aboriginal Peoples in Mining in Canada – Occupation Specifics

14 What We Already Know About Aboriginal Peoples in Mining Key Themes Need for Capacity Building – Education and Training Remote Work Locations Career Advancement and Leadership Exclusionary Workplace Culture/Climate

15 Our Research Direction – Aboriginal Peoples

16 Immigrants in Mining in Canada

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18 Immigrants in Mining in Canada – Occupation Specific

19 Background Research - Immigrants Emerging Barriers Lack of Career Awareness/Lack of Industry Awareness Skill/Credential Recognition Remote Work Locations and Relocation

20 Our Research Direction – Immigrants

21 How We Will Conduct Our Research Online Survey of Mining Employees Detailed Interviews with Employees and Elders Focus Groups with Immigrant Service Agencies and HR Managers Public Document Review and Interviews with Program Managers

22 How Can You Help? 1.Participate in the survey 2.Tell others about our research 3.Read and share our reports

23 Thank You About MiHR: The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) is a multipartite, industry-driven organization that brings all mining sector stakeholders together to address human resources issues. Incorporated in 1996, MiHR is an independent not-for-profit organization. Today, MiHR is the recognized leader in the identification and analysis of HR issues facing the industry as well as the catalyst for the development and implementation of HR solutions. Want the numbers? Follow us on Want to talk about this study?


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