The Canadian Mining Certification Program

The first – and only – national mining worker certification program of its kind in Canada.

The Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP) is a national program that recognizes and certifies the skills and competencies of workers in undesignated occupations in mining.

The Canadian Standard in Mining Excellence

The CMCP is built on the foundation of National Occupational Standards. It builds upon provincial and company training programs by assessing the skills and competencies of each candidate through the documentation of training and work experience or the demonstration of tasks in an operational environment.

The CMCP is the cornerstone of the mining industry's efforts to:  

  • Enable employers to accurately and consistently verify the skills and experience of job applicants
  • Align company training programs to the national standard, reducing duplication and making best use of training dollars
  • Support ongoing professional development and continuous learning opportunities for their employees

  • Recognize the skills, knowledge and experience of mining workers

  • Enhance mobility due to a standardization of skills which is beneficial for contractors, companies with multiple sites, or in the event of mine closure

CMCP FAQs - Email your question to the Office of the Registrar and we’ll add it to the website!
A woman working as a minerals processing operator in a lab

Skills. Recognition. Opportunity.

Available Occupations

Certification is currently available for the following occupations:

  • Underground Miner

  • Surface Miner

  • Minerals Processing Operator

  • Diamond Driller

New occupations are under development. Learn more about which occupations are being piloted.

Certification in Action

Watch this video to learn more about national certification of mining workers in Canada through the Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP).

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