Ontario's mining and related sectors offer a wide range of exciting career options - jobs that involve fulfilling work, high salaries, as well as opportunities for advancement, adventure and travel.
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Mentorships and Training Programs
CIM's Mentorship Program seeks to connect post-secondary students in mining disciplines with industry mentors to facilitate knowledge transfer, reduce student attrition, develop future leaders, and provide every opportunity for students to have a successful and rewarding career in the mining industry.
For Indigenous people who are interested in exploring career options in mining, there is a pre-employment training program offered by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council and the Assembly of First Nations called Mining Essentials. It teaches both the essential skills and work readiness skills that the mining industry has deemed necessary to gain an entry-level position.
NORCAT offers a number of industry-specific Common Core programs out of it's Sudbury, Timmins, and Thunder Bay locations, including it's flagship Basic Underground Hardrock Miner Common Core, and the newly launched Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core. The NORCAT Underground Centre is a unique facility that offers an array of training programs for the development of future mine workers, all delivered in an operating production mine. Click here to learn more about the skilled labour training and development program.
NORCAT also offers a variety of skills training for the future, including experiential technology simulation and health and safety training programs delivered by an eLearning system. Click here to learn more about the available programs.
Jobs Ability Canada is an innovative and accessible recruitment platform designed by, and for, job seekers who have a disability, and employers who have diversity and inclusion goals.
The Ontario government offers resources that open up the skilled trades for young people and businesses. Click here to learn about the benefits of hiring an apprentice, how to get a job in the skilled trades, and apply for grants and incentives. For a full list of skilled trades in Ontario, please visit Ontario.ca/trades.
There is also a range of scholarships available for anyone who plans to study geoscience and mining engineering at Ontario colleges and universities.