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Canada opens applications for mining professionals

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Canada released its list of the 24 eligible job areas for which its seeking professionals as part of its renewed federal skilled-worker program opening in May.

The federal government had suspended the intake of the program in July 2012 in order to return thousands of applications and revamp the program, the Canadian Press reports.

On May 4, the program will accept new applicants who have at least one year of continuous work experience or an offer of employment or fit into the PhD stream.

There is also a minimum language threshold and an educational credential assessment for those who apply.

The list of extractive industry professionals includes:
Engineering managers
Geoscientists
Civil engineers
Mechanical engineers
Chemical engineers
Mining engineers
Geological engineers
Petroleum engineers
The overall cap for applications is 5,000 with sub-caps of 300 applications in each job category.

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