Infographic: Mining’s economic reach is long and large in Canada

Infographic: Mining’s economic reach is long and large in Canada

Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Mining investments in Canada were dominated by four provinces in 2016. Considering the size of the region, Atlantic Canada attracted a decent amount of investment, with Newfoundland and Labrador leading the way.

Numbers game

Canada’s producing mines generate a significant amount of wealth, although as these figures show, not all provinces and territories are created equal.

Big business

The value of minerals and metals to Canada’s economy has ranged from 2.7 to 4.5 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product. In 2016 that figure was 3.4 per cent.

There’s no life like it

Looking for a career where you can make big bucks? Then consider the mining sector, where average salaries are the highest of all industrial sectors in Canada.

Diversity check

Female participation in the mining sector is growing, but is still woefully low according to a 2016 report done by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council. Here are three key numbers to keep in mind.

Jobs, jobs, jobs

Mining leaders aren’t blowing smoke when they talk about how much employment the industry creates. Statistics Canada data shows mining accounts for roughly one in every 45 Canadian jobs.

Source: Facts & Figures 2017, Mining Association of Canada

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