What comes to mind when you think about a career in mining?
Miner...engineer...geologist perhaps. It might surprise you to find out just how many opportunities there are in this industry. Whether you are good with numbers, passionate about the environment, an excellent multi-tasker and planner, a tech geek or just like to get your hands dirty - whether in the guts of a machine or in the great outdoors - there is likely a career path for you.
Did you know that in BC today, mining accounts for 20 out of the province's 120 top paying jobs? With an average salary of over $100,000, and a range of careers that include mechanic, accountant, environmental scientist, chef, CEO, and not forgetting miner, there's plenty to suit many career goals.
So how do you find out more? One way is to check out the Mining Your Future TV series. Another is to browse through the posts in our Careers in Mining blog series. It is aimed mostly at high school students who are planning their future but will be of interest to anyone looking for a new or different career. This series will be added to as time goes on so be sure to check back for more later.
Other sources of information can be found on the Explore for More website - there is a national and provincial site, both full of information on careers in the industry. The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada site also contains career profiles.
Machines and equipment that were used at Britannia Beach, or similar industrial townsites like it, have now found a new home in the Museum's collection. However, some items are still hiding in plain sight waiting for the right person to find them so their story can be properly told.
Britanniasaurus Rex is back again for our annual candy-free Easter Dino Egg Hunt. Can you find his gem-filled eggs? Egg hunts will begin at 11am and 1pm. Be sure to be here in time to join in the fun.
The Britannia Mine Museum is proud to reveal the name of our latest attraction, a theatrical show inside the historic Mill, BOOM! Launching summer 2019, BOOM! is a live-action, multi-sensory special effects show that brings the historic 96-year-old Mill no.3 building back to life.