Careers in Coal

The CAC Job Board lists current employment opportunities with CAC member companies which represent a broad spectrum of the industry from producers, to transportation companies as well as suppliers.

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Other Employment Opportunities


The Job Board lists current employment opportunities with Coal Association of Canada member companies; however, you may want to check out the other employment opportunity page of member companies for more information.

Professions to Explore in Coal

The Canadian coal industry offers a wide range of careers that support mining operations and the industry as a whole. Skilled professionals such as engineers, geologists, technologists and equipment and logistics specialists are in high demand as are professions including information technology and accounting which support the mining industry.

Skilled workers employed by the mining sector make significantly higher wages than those employed in other sectors. It’s expected that the mining industry will need about 100,000 new workers over the next decade to support all types of mining.

Here are just some of the professions that support Canada’s thriving coal industry

ME
Mining Engineers
GE
Geological Engineers
CE
Civil Engineers
G
Geologists
ISA
Information System Analysts
TM
Transportation Managers
HRS
Human Resources Specialists

Trades

P
Pipefitters
HDEM
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics
IE
Industrial Electricians
W
Welders
HEO
Heavy Equipment Operators
M
Millwrights

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Salaries and Wages


Mining is a highly skilled, high-value industry which is reflected in its wages and salaries.
Between 2001 and 2010, average weekly earnings in Canada’s mining sector rose 31% to $1,445, more than double the average weekly earnings in Canada’s overall industrial sector. Salaries in the coal sector rose even higher during the same time period to 37%.

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