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