Minister Carr hosts Canada Day at Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention

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March 4, 2019 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada’s global leadership in the mining sector is based on innovation in safety and sustainability and a commitment to responsible business practices. Canada values and supports this sector, which contributes significant, well-paying jobs to the Canadian middle class and is a major driver of Canada’s economic prosperity.

The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, is in Toronto, Ontario, today to co-host Canada Day at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2019 Convention with the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources.

At the event, Minister Carr will promote Canada as the world’s leading mining nation and provide insights into Canadian leadership on responsible business conduct, partnerships with Indigenous communities and initiatives to diversify Canada’s trading partners and those participating in trade activities. He will also highlight the advantages of investing in Canada to ensure that the Canadian mining sector remains a source of jobs, prosperity and opportunity.

While at the PDAC convention, Minister Carr will hold a round-table discussion with the Mining Association of Canada and visit some of Canada’s most innovative mining sector companies active in international markets. He will meet with several ministers from countries where Canada has significant mining interests, including Chile, Ethiopia, Guyana, Malaysia, Mongolia, Peru and Turkey.


“The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada convention is a premier international forum and the ideal place to showcase Canada’s global leadership in mining. Canada’s unparalleled expertise and leadership in the global mining sector means well-paying jobs that benefit all segments of Canadian society and enhance our prosperity.”

- Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification

Quick facts

  • Established in 1932, the PDAC convention is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest and most important international mining industry gathering and is expected to attract over 25,600 attendees from 135 countries this year.

  • For the first time in PDAC’s history, Canada is an official country sponsor of this year’s convention, together with Peru and Brazil.

  • Canadian mining and exploration companies are present in more than 100 countries.

  • Canadian mining assets abroad were valued at $260.1 billion in 2017, up 1.1% from 2016.

  • Exports of the mining and mineral processing sector reached a value of nearly $121.6 billion in 2017 and accounted for 22% of Canada’s exports.

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