Careers in Coal

Job Board

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.

Job Board

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.


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.

Below are a sample of some of the professions that support Canada’s thriving coal industry.


More information on job classification can be found through Human Resources Development Canada’s National Occupation List.

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%.

More information on salaries and wages in Canada’s mining industry can be found in the Natural Resources Canada Employment, Salaries and Wages Report..