Presentation on theme: "Careers in BC’s Minerals Industry. Mining in British Columbia 2009 11 Metal Mines 10 Coal Mines >35 major Industrial Mineral Operations >1100 Aggregate."— Presentation transcript:
Mining in British Columbia 2009 11 Metal Mines 10 Coal Mines >35 major Industrial Mineral Operations >1100 Aggregate quarries In 2009 there were also: 88 significant mineral exploration projects, 30 mine development applications and 6 fully permitted mine development projects* * British Columbia Mines and Mineral Exploration Overview 2009: BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, 2010.
Mining in British Columbia In 2009: $851 million in total salaries and benefits*; $859 million in 2008 $859 million in 2008 $413 million in direct taxes to governments*; $545 million in 2008 $545 million in 2008 $110, 800 average annual salary*; $112, 900 in 2008 *Metal and coal operations data only, from The Mining Industry in British Columbia, PricewaterhouseCoopers, May 2010 $154 million in mineral exploration expenditures in 2009 – a drastic fall from $367 million in 2008 due to the global economic crisis but still the 6 th highest provincial expenditure in the past 20 years. *** ***British Columbia Mines and Mineral Exploration Overview 2009: BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, 2010. Following the 2008 trend, the BC Minerals Industry provided ~14, 000 direct jobs and > 42,000 indirect jobs in 2009** **Mining Economic Task Force Report, January 2009. Number of indirect jobs calculated based on a conservative estimate that for every direct job, 3 indirect jobs are created.
Available Land Resources Construction 1-3 years Exploration 8-10+ years Environmental Assessment & Approval Ongoing stakeholder consultations Closure 1-2 years Operation 10-30 years Reclamation 1-4 years Monitoring 5 years -
Employment in the BC Minerals Industry Mining Operations – 21 metal and coal mines, more than 35 major industrial mineral operations and more than 1100 aggregate quarries in BC Head and Regional Offices - >12 major mining companies with offices in Vancouver and interior communities Junior Mining Companies – upwards of 700 companies in greater Vancouver alone; junior mining companies hold exploration and development properties Mining Suppliers, Contractors and Consultants – hundreds of companies that supply and service the minerals industry from bush airlines to steel ball suppliers to environmental engineers to mining law counsel and accountants BC-based companies work all around the world!
Jobs at Mining Operations (alone) Accountant Administrator Assayer Auto Mechanic Bit Grinder Blaster Boilermaker Bucker/Core Splitter Business Analyst Buyer Cable Bolter Cableman Cage Tender Carpenter Chemical Technician Chemist Communications and Public Relations Officer Control Room Operator Crusher Operator Cyclone Operator Diamond Driller Dig Operator Dozer / Grader Operator Driller Electrical Engineer Electrician Employee Relations Officer Environmental Engineer Electrical Engineer Electrician Employee Relations Officer Environmental Engineer Environmental Technologist Equipment Operator Fillman Filter Operator Floor Operator Gasfitter Geological Engineer Geologist Geotechnical Engineer Haulage Truck Operator Health and Safety Officer Heat/Vent/Refrigeration Mechanic Heavy Duty Mechanic Heavy Equipment Operator Hoistman Human Resources Officer Instrumentation Mechanic Janitor Junior Analyst Labourer Leach Plant Operator Lube Journeyman Machinist Marketing Officer Materials Analyst Mechanical Engineer Metallurgical Technician Metallurgical Engineer Mill Operator Mill-Services Utilityman Millwright Mine Manager Mine Systems Specialist Miner Mineral Process Engineer Mining Engineer Mining Technologist Mobile Crane Operator Network Analyst Pebble Crusher Utilityman Personnel Driver Pipefitter Plant Analyst Plumber President, General Manager Pressure Washer Process Engineer Process System Technician Project Engineer Protective Services Officer Pumpman Purchasing Agent Refrigeration Mechanic Rock Mechanic Engineer Safety & Public Affairs Officer Senior Design Draftsman Shaft Man Shovel Operator Steel Fabricator Surveyor Systems Analyst Systems Support Technician Technical Supervisor Engineer Technical Support Analyst Timberman Tire Repairman Tool Crib Attendant Trackman Trammer Utilityman Ventilation Technician Warehouseman Wash Bay Attendant Water / Sewer Treatment Operator Welder
Head Office Accountant Accounting Clerk Administrator Business Analyst Communications and Public Relations Officer Controller Director Drafstman Environmental Engineer Electrical Engineer Financial Analyst Geological Engineer Geologist Health and Safety Officer Human Resources Officer Lawyer Legal Secretary Librarian Mail Clerk Marketing Officer Metallurgical Engineer Mineral Process Engineer Mining Engineer Network Analyst Payroll Administrator Secretary Tax Advisor Transportation Analyst Accountant Air Traffic Controller Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Cook Equipment operator Expediter Geologist Geophysicist GIS specialist Lawyer Pilot (helicopter, fixed wing ) Prospector Stock Broker Surveyor Accountant Agronomist Analytical Chemist Assayer Auctioneer Blaster Driller Electrician Engineers – all types consulting Equipment Operator Insurance Broker Lawyer Machinist Marketing Officer Mechanics Metallurgist Safety Officer Salesperson– of everything – equipment, tires, dispatch software, hoses, specialty electronics, crushers, bearings, shipping bags Secretary Software Designer Truck Driver Welder Exploration Service & Supply
Forecast of Mining Workforce Needs BC Exploration and Mining Labour Shortage Task Force reported (May 2008) : Economic uncertainty in the short to mid term makes predictions of future growth uncertain. There was an expectation of job growth in the mining sector in 2008 that were observed before the economic collapse. 2009 employment in the industry was constant, with growth expected to return later in 2010. A minimum of 8,000 new people will be required to meet current and future positions in BC over the next 10 years, with a projected estimate of 15,000 workers needed.
Mineral Resources Development RECLAMATION TRANSPORTATION MININGPROCESSING EXPLORATION FABRICATION