Monthly Archives: May 2012

Global Mining Jobs : A Focus on Latin America

Latin America is one of the fastest growing regions in the world for the global mining industry. At the end of 2011, minerals advisory firm Behre Dolbear ranked three Latin American countries in their top five mining investment places (this was based on political risk). These were Chile,Brazil and Mexico. The study was ranked on…

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Cowan International Celebrates Grand Opening of New Office!

  by NATHALIE BLAIS HUDSON — Cowan International, one of the town’s largest corporate citizens, moved into its new offices last Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting by mayor Michael Elliott, followed by wine and cheese. Founded in 1954 by Ruth and Cyril Harris, new immigrants from England, Cowan started as a general placement agency servicing the Montreal…

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Jobs in Mining : Tips for Job Interview Success

With the ubiquitous coverage of the skills shortage in global mining and regular debate over mining companies being in a global talent war, the issue for skilled workers at all levels isn’t necessarily finding the next career move, it’s making sure it’s the right one. Before you can consider a move, you need to first…

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Jobs in Mining: Tips For Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile

Social networking plays a significant role in today’s recruitment industry and it is no different for candidates exploring jobs in mining.   UK HR specialist Scott McArthur recently revealed the results of a survey of 300 employers on their social networking habits. Approximately 91% admitted to screening candidates through social networking pages and rejecting candidates…

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Is Skills Development An Answer to Canada’s Mining Jobs Crisis?

A report from the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) earlier this year estimated that 100,000 additional skilled workers would be required to fill jobs in mining in Canada alone over the next decade. Furthermore, in their most recent annual report on mining trends, Deloitte highlighted the talent gap as one of the most fundamental obstacles…

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Growth in Mining Jobs Affects Canada’s East-West Divide

Canada is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition for skilled workers affected by the crisis in areas like the Eurozone who are exploring overseas mining opportunities. Three of Canada’s Cities Hit Top Five in World’s Most Liveable List It may therefore come as no surprise to those who live and work in Canada to know that…

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Mining & Construction Jobs in Canada Seek Immigrant Skilled Workers

As we have previously discussed, the global mining industry is facing a series of challenges, one of the most significant being the skills shortage. Investor and owner of Northern Venture Group Richard (Rick) Mills recently highlighted the following as the source of the crisis in mining: Imminent retirement of ‘baby boomers’ Skills supply gap of the 1980s and 1990s…

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Expat Job Opportunities in Global Mining : Ghana

Ghana is a key player in the global mining industry and while much of the global economy has struggled and the Eurozone in particular remains in crisis, Ghana continues to enjoy steady growth and unprecedented stability. Ghana’s Mining Industry Today Ghana is Africa’s second biggest producer of gold and among the top five countries in the…

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