Get the Right Training: Mining Programs in Canada

Did You Know? There are over 10 universities and 25 community colleges across Canada that offer mining-related training programs.

You've narrowed your choice of career path and determined that a career in mining suits your personal interests and goals in life. Now you need some training. With nine universities and 25 community colleges across Canada that offer specific mining programs, there may be one right in your community for you to begin your mining studies. Many Canadian colleges and universities also offer programs in fields related to mining, such as earth sciences, engineering, and skilled trades.

Find a mining-related training program by clicking on the links below to educational institutions either by program or by province/territory.



Educational Institutions by Program

Mining and Mineral Engineering - A career in mining and mineral engineering is never boring! Mining engineers are responsible for the planning, preparation, design and construction of a mine, its facilities and the extraction of all metal and non-metallic materials.

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Metallurgical Engineering - A career in metallurgical engineering has many exciting opportunities. Metallurgical engineers research the different properties of metal and non-metallic materials to discover new ways to develop machinery and processes for the extraction and refining of goods.

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Geological Engineering - Geological engineers conduct geological and geotechnical studies to determine the suitability of locations for new mine developments.

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Geomatics Engineering - If being outdoors is to your liking, a career in geomatics may be for you. Geomatics involves the location and mapping of natural and man-made physical features, as well as property and other boundaries. Geomatics engineers are skilled in the traditional forms of surveying, the collection of geographic data using electronic survey devices, and the use of specialized software.

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Petroleum Engineering - A career as a petroleum engineer can take you all over the world. Petroleum engineers develop, plan, study and monitor the extraction of oil and gas deposits at oil refineries and drilling spots. As a petroleum engineer, there is the opportunity for you to specialize in drilling, production, and reservoir analysis.

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Geology, Environmental, and Earth Sciences - If you've ever wanted to know more about the environment around us, this may be the career path for you. Geologists and earth scientists work closely with others working in a mine. They explore and research the structure, processes, and composition of the earth.

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Mining Operations - Many careers exist within mining operations that are essential to the development of the goods and materials that we use every day. Examples of these careers in mining are: blasters, diamond drillers, excavators, prospectors, and mining engineering technologists/technicians. You can also "earn while you learn" by taking an apprenticeship! Visit www.apprenticetrades.ca for more information about apprenticeship programs in your region.

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Educational Institutions by Province/Territory

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Other

Bridge Training in the Mining Professions and Trades

English Language Training for Mining-related Professions and Trades - This program will assist internationally-trained immigrants (ITIs) in skilled mining-related professions and trades to achieve the English language proficiency needed to increase their prospects for employment or advancement in the Ontario mining industry.

Certificate in Mining Studies

EduMine collaborates closely with UBC's mining department, the Norman B. Keevil institute, and most of our courses qualify for their Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS). EduMine's mission is to deliver accessible professional development, training and technology to the worldwide mining community at an affordable price, with emphasis on distance learning and collaboration with educational institutions and professional associations, to enrich the mining education and training experience.

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Additional Information

For additional information about mining university programs in your area, visit the Association of Universities and Colleges.

For additional information about mining college programs in your area, visit the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.

For information on mineral resource education, including curriculum materials (DVDs, CDs, posters, etc.) for junior, intermediate and secondary teachers, please visit the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Mining Matters (PDACMM).

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