Canadian mining facing shortfall of 81,000 skilled workers report

Aug 24, 2005 | 09:37 AM |

Canada's mining sector faces a serious shortage of skilled labor during the next decade due to retirements and industry growth spurred by rising commodity prices, according to a report released Wednesday.

The industry will need about 81,000 new workers to meet current and future needs, with up to 40 percent of today's work force facing retirement during the next 10 years, according to the report issued by the Mining Industry Training and Adjustment Council.....

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