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Young Mining Professionals (YMP) is a growing international association of mining professionals based in major mining centres across the world, that share the goal of advancing the global profile and leadership of the mining and exploration industry. YMP was established to assist participants in obtaining the skills, support and knowledge to successfully advance their careers, develop a network of contacts within the industry, and identify career and mining-related investment opportunities. YMP facilitates these objectives through topical networking, guest speaker and social events organized throughout the year














The YMP Awards, presented in association with The Northern Miner, recognize two young mining professionals, a male and a female, who over the past year, and during the course of their careers, have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and innovative thinking to provide value for their companies and shareholders, as well as for themselves.

The Awards are named after two iconic entrepreneurs in the mining industry, Peter Munk and Eira Thomas. 


 winners 2019


Jose Vizquerra

Peter Munk Award Recipient


AndrÉe St Germain

Eira Thomas Award Recipient


Career Connect

Career Connect is your link to the mining and metals' best career opportunities. Subscribe below and every two weeks YMP will send you an email connecting you with the best career opportunities in Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.
Career connect is free of charge to all users, and is designated to foster career development for the thousands of young mining professionals who are passionate about the mining and metals industry.
If you'd like to keep current on the best and newest career opportunities in mining, along with a list upcoming industry events and conferences, please hit the 'subscribe' button below and get connected.

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Upcoming inTERNATIONAL events



In 2019 YMP TORONTO will be awarding $20,000 via Four separate $4,000 scholarships, and four seperate $1,000 scholarships. each scholarship will be awarded to a deserving female, male and a member of Canadian Indigenous Community. New for 2019 is anaconda’s scholarship for an individual from atlantic canada.

Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled for the 2019 academic year at a Canadian university who are pursuing a career in the mining industry through either on earth sciences or mining engineering program.

These scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of corporate donors. This year IAMGOLD Corp along with yamana gold. has funded the respective female and male YMP Scholarships, and Orefinders Resources Inc. has funded the YMP Scholarship for a member of Canada’s Indigenous Community. Anaconda mining is supporting the atlantic canada scholarship. all our sponsors enthusiastically support Canada’s next generation of mining leaders.  


Charlene Duffett

2018 Scholarship Receipient

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Romy Done

2018 Scholarship Recipient

Lewis Wan

2018 Scholarship Recipient



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