Virtual conference to promote Yukon’s mineral sector globally

PDAC moves online. Credit: PDAC

The Government of Yukon is participating in this year’s virtual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual conference, from March 8 to 11. As part of PDAC, the Government of Yukon is proud to be associated with Invest Canada North, which is a strategic mining industry-led investment attraction initiative during the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference.

Minister of Economic Development and Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai will participate in a Ministers of Mining panel discussion where he will focus on Yukon’s competitive advantages and strong partnerships with First Nations and industry. Other panel members will include Member of Parliament for Yukon Larry Bagnell, Nunavut Minister responsible for Mines David Akeeagok, and the Northwest Territories Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Caroline Wawzonek.

Government of Yukon officials will also attend a virtual booth to promote Yukon and provide information to potential investors. In addition, representatives will attend professional development opportunities to better understand the evolving mineral sector and showcase the territory as a world-class environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment jurisdiction.

Invest Canada North is a great opportunity to showcase Yukon’s investment potential to the world.The Government of Yukon partnered with Yukon Mining Alliance to host a series of pre-PDAC Yukon Mining Thought Leaders Panel discussions. The series included a producers panel featuring Minister Pillai, Victoria Gold CEO John McConnell and Alexco Resource Corporation CEO Clynton Nauman.

Our government is working hard to advance Yukon’s growing mineral resource sector in an environmentally responsible manner that benefits all Yukoners. Yukon is well positioned as investors display an appetite for investment opportunities in jurisdictions with strong environmental, social and corporate governance considerations. I am happy to once again have the opportunity to participate in this important annual conference to showcase and promote the Yukon as a top-tier mining jurisdiction on a global stage.

Minister of Economic Development and Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai

Quick facts 
  • The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange has been held in Toronto since 1932. This year’s conference will be held virtually. PDAC represents the largest mining event in the world.

  • Invest Canada North connects investors with opportunities in Canada’s North and involves the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency as well as the Governments of Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

  • This Ministers of Mining panel discussion is part of the Invest Canada North initiative, which is a strategic initiative in its second year to raise the investment profile of Canada’s North on the global stage and advance Yukon’s mineral sector. 

  • Yukon’s leading mining companies and industry associations will attend and participate in virtual meetings with investors and presentations before and after the PDAC conference to advance Yukon’s mineral sector.


Renee Francoeur
Cabinet Communications

Jason Seaton
Communications, Economic Development

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