Manpower in the Canadian Mining lndustry

CIM Bulletin, 1967

M. A. Upham President, Granduc Operating Co., Vancouver, •B.C.

M INING is Canada's second largest basic industry, producing material with a gross value of 2.5 billion dollars, led only by agriculture with 2.9 billion dollars. It provides employment, directly and indirectly, for three quarters of a million people. Since the Second War, the value of mineral production in Canada has tripled. Economists forecast that over the next 15 years its value will triple again. Canada is a basic and leading supplier of nickel, iron, copper, zinc, lead and uranium. It is also a major oil producer, leads the world in the production of asbestos and in five years will be the leading producer of potash, a basic constituent of fertilizer.
Keywords: Canada, mining, Mineral, extractive metallurgy, Canadian