Addressing the Canadian Mining Industry’s Coming Talent Shortage

Ryan Montpellier

Executive Director & CEO

Mining Industry Human Resources Council

Ryan Montpellier was appointed as Executive Director of the MiHR in 2008. With over 15 years of experience in identifying and addressing human resource and labour market challenges in the Canadian mining industry, he leads all strategic activities of the Council and represents the MiHR Council on various industry and government committees, and advisory panels. He is a recipient of the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) Young Leaders Award and the International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill Award.


The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) is a national, not-for-profit organization that identifies opportunities and addresses the human resource and labour market challenges within the Canadian minerals and metals sector. MiHR drives collaboration among industry stakeholders to understand labour market trends, identify opportunities and develop solutions to HR challenges. Its vision is an inclusive, skilled and sustainable Canadian mining workforce that anticipates and adapts to volatility and innovation.

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