Many investors don’t think of mining stocks as dividend growth companies, because of their lower dividend yields. The sector has largely been overlooked by the Canadian dividend investing crowd. Yet these are “dividend growth” companies with strong balance sheets. They have recently raised their dividends, and have more potential for share price increase. Take PotashCorp (POT) as an example, which recently raised its dividend by a whopping 33%. By avoiding the lower-yield mining companies, many investors may be giving up a “golden” opportunity for future growth, when the resource sector rebounds.