A mining and quarrying supervisor oversees workers who extract coal, minerals and ore from the ground. These supervisors may operate heavy machinery, monitor workers’ safety and perform administrative work like ordering materials and supplies.
You’ll need to complete at least secondary school; some advanced positions requiring you to finish a college or university program in mining or engineering. Most supervisor roles also require several years of experience in the field. Many provinces and territories require certification for positions like underground or coal mining supervisor.
The median salary for this position is $83,200, and has seen a 25% wage increase over the past five years.
It’s no secret that mining plays a big part in Canada’s economy. The profession has seen a 29% increase in employees over the past five years.
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